This past summer, our oldest daughter delivered her seventh child. Little Lila is one of the most pleasant babies I've ever seen. She travels well, smiles at everyone, and loves playing with her six older siblings. Why anyone would not want to be around her or children like her is a complete mystery to me. That's why I have such a problem with even the idea of abortion. Yes, children are a responsibility. I understand that. But children can also be a joy to have, raise, and be around. Having lots of them can be a challenge, but it is definitely possible if two loving parents are dedicated to the task of living, loving, learning, and leaving a legacy.
However, the spirit of the age, hatched by the Devil and reinforced by those who want to be selfish and irresponsible, is that children are inconvenient and that inconvenience is not allowed. Now, I understand that not everyone can have seven children. It takes a lot of time, patience, resources, and love. My wife and I were limited to having three by my wife's physical characteristics that were inherited. So what is the mindset that leads to aborting even one (or several in serial fashion)?
As a seasoned marketer with 30+ years experience, I have to believe that there is an element of selfishness and irresponsibility that comes into play. It starts with lack of self esteem that leads to a lack of self-control that leads to sexual activity outside of the context God established which is the family. It continues in believing that the baby that is conceived will be an inconvenience and is driven by a desire for freedom from responsibility for the life of another.
Christ gave us the best example when it comes to taking the responsibility for others. God laid upon Him the sins of us all as He went to the cross. He chose to bare our sins. He chose to do the inconvenient thing of absorbing God's wrath and judgment. How far is that from today's attitude of me-me-me. Christ Himself showed that there was no greater love than that exhibited when one lays down his life so that the life of another can continue. Our society will only go down hill until we learn that the life of others many times requires the giving up of our own selfishness.
Jerry Thacker, Publisher