"Out of the mouths of children and babies Thou hast ordained praise...." (Psalm 8:2)
Abducted and Abused Children
Encouraging Mothers And Fathers To Choose Life For Their Unborn Babies
letter submitted to the newspaper:
To the Editor:
I am writing to raise awareness of the thousands of children who disappear every day in America by means of abortion. While there are authorities whose job is to prevent and prosecute child abuse, somehow we have been confused into thinking that abuse of children in the womb is OK. While there are organizations set up to try to protect and rescue abducted children, somehow we have been programmed to think that it is acceptable to abduct children from the womb.
How does our view of children in the womb affect children out of the womb? Quoting from "Why Pro-Life? Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers" by Randy Alcorn:
"Studies indicate that child abuse is more frequent among mothers who have previously had an abortion. Dr. Philip Ney's studies indicate that this is partially due to the guilt and depression caused by abortion, which hinders the mother's ability to bond with future children. Both mother and father override their natural impulse to care for a helpless child when they choose abortion. Having suppressed that preserving instinct, it may become less effective in holding back rage against a newborn's helplessness, a toddler's crying, or a preschooler's defiance. The attitude that results in abortion is the same attitude that results in child abuse. Of the five thousand American children murdered every year (the figure doesn't include abortions), 95 percent are killed by one or both of their parents. There's a pervasive notion that children belong to their parents. Adults think they have the same right to dispose of their children that society assured them they had before the children were born. Once the child-abuse mentality grips a society, it doesn't restrict itself to only one age group. If preborn children aren't safe, no children are safe."
I have quoted from Randy Alcorn's book with his permission, and I would like to urge every person reading this to go to the Eternal Perspective Ministries homepage and order a copy of "Why Pro-Life?" for $3. It will be perhaps your most well spent $3 and one of the most life-changing books you have ever read. Whether you consider yourself pro-life, or pro-choice, or are not sure, you ought to read this book. You will learn things you never knew before and find yourself looking at things in a whole different light.
Thank-you for reading, and please also check out Love The Unborn Babies .