Thursday, December 22, 2011

An Unwed Teen with an Unplanned Pregnancy

An Unwed Teen with an Unplanned Pregnancy
from Desiring God blog on Dec. 20, 2011

There is a murderous logic to those who advocate aborting children with disabilities. It goes something like this:
  • People with disabilities suffer in this world. Abortion is a kindness that prevents such suffering.
  • The caregivers (primarily parents) of children with disabilities also suffer.  Abortion is a kindness that prevents their suffering, too.
  • Society suffers. Financially and administratively, the burden on society is significant. Abortion is a kindness to the rest of society to prevent such a burden from existing.
The argument has become more sophisticated over time, but the main point is this idea of preventing hardship. Everybody just wants to be comfortable. We like things easy, and cheap — the American and British eugenics movement in the early 1900s had no trouble focusing on the monetary costs to society as sufficient reason to limit the births of undesirable children.
Now, why such a depressing thought in the Christmas season? Because Mary, the mother of Jesus, shows us a different way to think about hardship.
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