Saturday, July 24, 2004

144 Two with no mayo

This has been all over blogdom, but started in The New York Times Magazine. I heard it read on the radio, and almost couldn't believe my ears, considering the people I know who are flying to the Ukraine, India and China to adopt babies (usually girls since boys are more valued).

After deciding with her boyfriend that it was time to start a family, she was surprised by the diagnosis of triplets. So she aborted the twin boys and kept the single. Her boyfriend started to balk when he saw the 3 heartbeats on the sonogram, but wimped out. If he's smart he'll walk out on the woman who killed his sons.

Her income would take a significant hit. "There was a part of me that was sure I could work around that," she allowed. "But it was a matter of, Do I want to?"

Her answer was no. There were health risks. Moreover, "I'll have to start shopping only at Costco and buying big jars of mayonnaise." So it was off to the specialist who would shoot potassium chloride into the hearts of two of the babies.
One version here, but it is all over the place.

We believe that every human life (born and unborn) is precious, being created in the image of God. Because Jesus Christ chose to die for us, every person is loved by God. Since life is sacred, abortion is not pleasing to God and Christians are called to value life as God does. Our worth is determined by God’s view of us which is demonstrated in Jesus, not by our own self-estimation. (Genesis 1:27; John 3:16; Psalm 136; Psalm 139:13-16) Statement “What we believe” [about] Human Worth, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH.

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