Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Punished With a Baby?

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate" (Psalm 127:3-5, NIV).

Recently, presidential candidate Barrack Obama was explaining his support of abortion. Mr. Obama said that if his daughters were to become unexpectedly pregnant, his response would be: "I don't want them punished with a baby."

Mr. Obama and I have completely opposite views on this issue. He sees babies as punishment. I see them as gifts from God. He would encourage the needless killing of his grandchildren. I would encourage his daughters to keep them or to place them for adoption.

The Contact Church of Christ has a pre-natal and post-natal program to teach new mothers how to care for their children. New mothers can receive necessities like food, diapers, maternity clothes, baby clothes, and cribs in the program. Mary Lasarsky runs the program. More information may be found at http://www.contactchurch.net/contact_life. Christian Services of Oklahoma can help with adoptions at http://www.christian-adoption.org/. If no adoptive parents are available, my wife and I would be willing to go through the adoption process again to provide for the child.

Children do not need to die in such situations. Christians are willing and eager to help everyone involved.

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