Rain was splattering on that overcast day. There were patients and relatives on that busy hospital corridor.
With a pale face, that lady went inside the doctor’s room. Something was going through her mind, her eyes were cloudy and it was evident that she was in deep gloom.
“Sit down”, Doctor told.
“Doctor, I am very depressed, I don’t know how to explain this.”
“What Happened? ”, Doctor Inquired.
Doctor, I am pregnant… again!
Oh! that is a glad news, Doctor smiled and remarked.
“Doctor, but the thing is that my eldest child is not even 1 year old.”
“So what”, Doctor pondered!
“So, one more kid..!”, She was pretty hasty when she said those words.
“I am not ready for one more child as of now” ,she added.
Doctor was silent for sometime, and the lady was waiting eagerly for a reply from the doctor.
Breaking the silence, doctor said, “ With your support we can do one thing, Since, abortion can create complications to mother and subsequent children, we can kill your eldest kid..!
After mentioning that Doctor looked at the lady. Her face became anemic white and she started quivering with anger.
She sprang out from where she was sitting and started shouting at the doctor, “ ARE YOU MAD?, how the hell could you talk about killing my kid.”
Doctor gave a wry smile and said softly, “ Please understand that killing any child is a sinful act”
The lady after hearing those words didn’t stand there for even a second and walked away with tears rolling down her cheeks…
-Santhosh K Ramachandran
P.S: Translated from a Malayalam article with my inputs.