Saturday, June 07, 2008

This baby must have a purpose for being. This child survived an abortion attempt on his life at eight weeks. By the grace of God, he is expected to live a normal life. It reminds us that we are talking about real human beings not abstract choices.

This story shows how some prey on the fears of mothers to achieve an eugenic outcome. Her first son died soon after birth. Even though her second son has a normal life with one kidney, she was made to fear the third pregnancy. Where is the counseling and practical support? Why should that family have feared facing this difficult situation of a possible life threatening defect in their child alone? We have to do a better job supporting one another in society. Then we will be better able to bring out the best in each other and celebrate every life for its value whether handicapped or not.