I cannot remember ever NOT being pro-life. Maybe that is why the reasoning of some seems so very foreign and peculiar to me? Right after I was ordained, I spoke with a pregnant woman who was contemplating abortion. As far as I could figure, her selfishness had blinded her to the truth. She argued: “I could never adopt my baby out to strangers. I could not do that to him! If I can’t raise him, no one will have him!” Her reasoning seemed twisted. How was killing the baby better than adopting him out to a good family who would love and care for him? She made up all sorts of nightmare scenerios. “What if they abused him? What if they were mean to him?” Eventually she aborted, not once but seven times. Today she mourns that she has neither a husband nor a family. Doctors tell her that she will never conceive again. She weeps and there is no consoling her. She came too late to the truth about her actions. She had murdered her children.
Posted here is a clip of a young girl with a baby singing SANDMAN’S COMING. She is going to sell her child for $200. The song comes from a musical, FAUST, by Randy Newman. Linda Ronstadt sang the original version and it regards a distraught mother who despairs and kills her child. Unlike the clip version, the Sandman was originally death. Here again, between the two versions we see choices. Ideally a woman, along with the child’s father, should raise a child. But sometimes, especially when a young immature girl gets pregnant, the best solution is probably adoption. Abortion is never an answer. Once conceived, that child is a human person with an eternal destiny. That child has an inherent God-given right to life. The problem with exchanging a child for cash is that it reduces the child to a commodity or a thing. It is little different from slavery. I know one woman who gave up her children because her new boyfriend said that he did not want another man’s brats in his home. The woman gave them up.
I have known mothers who were drug addicts. Their children were born already addicted and would go through terrible withdrawal. I recall a girl at school when I was young who gave birth in the bathroom and left her baby there. We have all heard stories about infants left in dumpsters. How could people do such things? We medicate against fertility as if it is a disease. Millions of babies are aborted as if they are simply tumors. After all this, we can still ask how mothers can so fail their babies? We have enabled the situation where mothers (and fathers) run away from their responsibilities.
Here directly above is an incredible statement from Sherri Shepherd, not simply about abortions, but about her faith and that her babies are waiting for her in heaven. Wow!