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Simply Horrifying

We often hear about China’s booming economy, untapped market, business opportunities, etc. And almost every time I shop, I often buy products made in China and thereby promote U.S. policy which grants China the coveted “Most Favored Nation Trading Status,” which in turn funds China’s quasi-communist economy, communist ideology, communist government and atrocities against women and people of faith. Since discovering China View at WordPress, I have witnessed truth that I wish I had not witnessed. But alas, it is the truth. Plain and simple. And horrifying.

The Chinese people need our prayers. Because eventually either free market and democratic principles will implode Communist Chinese policy and lead to the restoration of human rights, or we are living in an American fantasy that ends in a mushroom cloud after Communist China is finished using our money. (Or have we just forgotten what Marxist Communism is?)  

Why Are You Pro-Life?

I just came across a very honest post about why nearly 50% of America is pro-choice. It’s a good read. Whether one agrees or not, it’s important to understand other perspectives so that each of us can make informed, rational decisions for ourselves.  

But I’m not pro-choice. I think I listen to and understand that perspective well. I empathize. But I’m not convinced abortion is the right answer for unwanted pregnancies.

–I feel unborn women deserve rights also.

–I believe men must be held legally responsible and more accountable for their actions in unwanted pregnancies. Read that again.

–I believe churches should do less preaching against abortion and start funding and operating more maternity centers.

–I believe taxes should be lower so that parents may keep more of their money and thereby avoid daycare if so desired. (That makes more sense than keeping taxes high but offering childcare tax credits and/or deductions.) Here’s an idea: do both.

–More churches could & should offer low cost daycare.

–Universal Healthcare for young children should be seriously considered. We do it for the elderly. (P.S. Social Security is failing because abortion has eliminated expected future workforces in our economy.) That was free.

–Adoptions should be less expensive: no child left behind.

–Finally, abortion should be rare. A last resort to save the life of the mother.

A selfish, intentional abortion is the worst sort of child abuse. Abortion always ends a life. There’s no way around that. Our society should be one that welcomes and protects our most innocent life.

What are your thoughts?

Way Beyond “Health of the Mother”

If you didn’t know this already, medical science & technology has advanced in such a way that many women who want their unborn children are encouraged to abort their pregnancies if the “health of the child” is in question.     

Just two days ago, a young woman asked for prayer for her baby from all of us in our married couples group. Her OBGYN informed the couple that their baby was developing well in its second trimester, but that the baby’s legs looked a little abnormally bowlegged. The OBGYN then proceeded to ask whether the couple might consider terminating the pregnancy! The couple plans to do further testing, but they have always  planned to have their baby regardless. And good for them! It’s shocking that an OBGYN would suggest an abortion because a child might possibly walk like a bowlegged Texan.

But such considerations are a terrifying reality for future generations. There is less and less tolerance for any disability in our selfish society. American society mostly values perfect people:  young, smart, & strong. For example, Down syndrome has been a major focus by medical groups such as The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists who label the disability as “a disagreeable symptom of less than perfect pregnancy.” ACOG’s obvious solution: better tests and mandatory testing for all pregnant women. This will provide an earlier and more accurate opportunity to terminate the pregnancy (because presumably, only perfect people have lives of any value).    

Five or six years ago, a dear friend of mine learned that his unborn nephew’s tests came back positive for Down syndrome. To the couple’s dismay, the OBGYN suggested an abortion. While the family was saddened at the news, they never once considered termination and otherwise decided to take responsibility for the beautiful life they had created. To this day, they’ve never regretted their decision. My friend’s nephew is an energetic young boy who (as it turnes out) does not even have Down syndrome. The OBGYN was wrong (not that it mattered either way to this family). And someday, that young boy will understand how blessed he truly is to have very loving, conscientious, and responsible parents. 

In my experience with individuals who have Down syndrome, they love life and are simply the kindest and most compassionate people I’ve ever met. Despite Down syndrome’s health issues, it’s alarming and shameful that those persons are considered “disagreeable” and thereby targeted by our society for extermination.

Sometimes medical science & technology threatens the very things that make us human: love, compassion, & selflessness. Abortion is hardly an impressive medical cure for anything. It simply kills. Down syndrome isn’t the first disability targeted by abortion in history, and it certainly won’t be the last if things continue. No unborn child is safe from abortion in America today “disabled” or not: boy, girl, blue-eyed, brown-eyed, bowlegged, knock-kneed, blonde, red-headed,. . . or just simply unwanted, unloved. 

God have mercy on us.