The Personalist Project

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Rhett Segall

#1, Jan 14, 2012 7:10am

I read Ms Gallagher's article and her "aha" moment, awakening her to the humanity of the unborn. It reminds me of a similar incident related by Paul Tournier in his book "The Naming of Persons". A woman was distraught over being pregnannt and was considering an abortion. She came to speak with Dr. Tournier. In speeaking with her, Dr Tournier asked " Tell me, if you had planned to keep the child what names were you considering?" The woman was meditative for a moment and then looked at Dr. Tournier. She then said softly"Thank you" and got up and left.

Jules van Schaijik

#2, Jan 14, 2012 7:51am

Thanks Rhett. That's a beautiful story.

Are you sure about the book title though? I tried to find it online but couldn't.

Rhett Segall

#3, Jan 14, 2012 8:39am

Thanks Jules. Here's an Amazon link to Tournier's book

Jules van Schaijik

#4, Jan 14, 2012 8:48am

Thanks, I just ordered it.  Pretty amazing price difference between new and used: $103.50 : $0.01

I splurged on a used copy, paying exactly 100 times more than I could have: $1.00

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