“Please Don’t Kill the Child”
January 22, 2013 3 Comments
Forty years ago today, on January 22, 1973, two historical events took place – one the country would mourn, the other the country was torn. In the midst of the Paris Peace Accords being drafted, and the release of Vietnam POW’s being negotiated, two dreadful things happened. The first was that the thirty-sixth president of the United States died of a heart attack in Texas. This may have overshadowed the even more dreadful event of January 22 – the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in Roe v. Wade.
Regardless of your beliefs, this was a dark day in American history. The ruling struck down any abortion law that had been in place. It allowed abortion for any reason for the first three months of pregnancy.
Cold-blooded murder was permitted on U.S. soil 40 years ago.
And the blood of the unborn continues to flow freely today, for the most part, without resistance.
I’ve come to realize that we, as a nation, are most concerned about our happiness. The pursuit of happiness, for the most part, has been achieved through the hard work of our fathers and grandfathers. And we are a generation that has reaped the benefits of their labor.
We are a nation that is more concerned about “fitting in” by appeasing our gay friends’ desires to marry, than we are about defending the ones without a voice. The fight to override Bush’s ban on partial-birth abortion still rages today, and I ask the question: Why?
Why are people so base as to actively terrorize the lives of unborn babies? I’ve mentioned it in a previous post that those who murder or support the murder of unborn babies are no better than the despicable acts of Andrew Lanza.
And now I ask a question to those who oppose abortion: Why? Why aren’t we fighting to defend the fatherless, the motherless, the unborn orphans? Why have we let America fall so short of this basic God-given right to life?
A lot of times we might just ask ourselves, what can we do?
I love the words of Mother Teresa, who puts it so plainly:
We are fighting abortion by adoption – by care of the mother and adoption for her baby. We have saved thousands of lives. We have sent word to the clinics, to the hospitals and police stations: “Please don’t destroy the child; we will take the child.” Please don’t kill the child. I want the child. Please give me that child. I am willing to accepet any child who would be aborted and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child. From our children’s home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortion. These children have brought such love and joy to their adopting parents and have grown up so full of love and joy.
So I ask, what’s stopping us, any of us, to do the same?
If you know of anyone who is planning on having an abortion, offer to take that child. Find a family who will take that child. Save that child. If you are considering an abortion, there are plenty of families who are desperate to have your baby, and will take great care of him or her and you would not be condemned by giving him up.
Let us not forget the tragedy of this day, 40 years ago – America’s return to depravity that is as dark, and even worse, than slavery itself.
Mourn for the deceased unborn, and seek out and fight for those who may yet still have a chance.