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Parents Should Protect Their Children, Not Hurt Them

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3

It’s such a pity when a 14 year old teenager has more respect for life that the parents who gave birth to her. That’s the case in Corpus Christi, TX where the parents of a 14 year old teen are trying to force their daughter to have an abortion. Their daughter is about two months pregnant and wants to have her baby. The family of this brave teenager “allegedly tried to force her to have an abortion last month” as reported by KIII News.

Stephen Casey, an attorney with Texas Center for Defense of Life (TCDL), was in court again yesterday to try and get a temporary restraining order (TRO) which was issued last month extended through her pregnancy. That request was denied but the TRO was extended another 15 days and appointed a guardian ad litem, a family attorney for the girl, to help her make decisions in her best interest.

My first thought when I read this story is that these parents have no idea what they will do to their daughter and grandchild if they force her to have an abortion.

Abortion has been linked to many physical problems including complications from the abortion procedure, breast cancer, and even death. Abortions has also been linked to psychological problems like depression, relationship problems, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, drug and alcohol abuse and many others.

If the parents of this 14 year old visited sites like Priests for Life, Silent No More Awareness and Rachel’s Vineyard and did a little investigative work, they would see that any perceived problems they feel their daughter would have be carrying the baby to term would be far outweighed by the harm and impact that an abortion can have on the rest of her life.

If they feel that their daughter is too young to care for the child they would be much better off supporting her in carrying the baby to term and encouraging her to put the baby up for adoption.

What I think gets lost in the abortion debate is that life is a gift from God. When we reject that gift, we are also rejecting the giver, God. When we do that, nothing good can come of it. On the other hand, if we accept the gift and thank God for that gift, He will bless us. If we make prayerful decisions that honor God, then our decisions will receive His blessings and we cannot go wrong, whether we decide to keep the baby or offer it up to another loving family.

Parents should protect their children, born and unborn. That is what this young mother is trying to do, protect her child. Mary, the Virgin Mother was only fourteen when she conceived Jesus and that turned out GREAT! What if her parents had forced her to get rid of her child? No salvation, no redemption.

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Don’t Abort, Parents are Waiting to Adopt Down Syndrome Kids

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
By Matt Bowman

A friend of mine wrote this inspiring article in last week’s Washington Post Magazine, about a family that has birthed or adopted several children with Down Syndrome.

Many sources report that there are long waiting lists in the U.S. for parents who want to adopt children with Down Syndrome. This is somewhat obviously due to the medical industry and wider culture’s push to abort “less-than-perfect” children, leading to a 90% abortion rate of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

The article indicates the loving experience that families have when they welcome children with special needs (despite the task being sometimes difficult–or possibly, because of it):

Nina hopes that more people will face the fear of having a handicapped child — and come out on the other side, as she did. When she was pregnant with her other children, she says, she would think, “ ‘Oh, my God, what if I had a Down child?’” Now she says, “Why was I so afraid?”

The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network both supports parents in choosing adoption of their own children with special needs if they feel they are not in a position to parent them, and helps parents interested in adopting to link up with such families or with older children.

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