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Abortion is good for the economy AND the environment.

February 3, 2009

What is happening to our society when abortion becomes the solution to all our problems?

There was a day when the pro-abortion argument was largely defensive. “What if a woman can’t afford a baby?” “What if she’s in school and doesn’t have time to take care of a baby?” “What if she can’t physically have children?” Etc. And if all else failed you landed on “rape and incest” because few pro-lifers were bold enough to say, “even in rape or incest.”

Now, though, abortion is on the offensive. People in leadership in our country are thinking creatively about solving problems like a slow economy and “global climate change,” and abortion is becoming the magic bullet.

A couple of weeks ago, for example, House Speaker Nancy suggested that the government spend more money on birth control and less on social services.

Well the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

“Contraception” can mean condoms and other preventative tools, but putting that power in the hands of a government led by a man who thinks 3rd term abortions are okay is creepy. When abortion is the same as contraception, tax payers are paying (more) for abortions. Not to mention the heart of the argument here is that babies are bad for the economy. You see where that’s going.

In environmental news,

COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.

Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population.

A report by the commission, to be published next month, will say that governments must reduce population growth through better family planning.

You can read that whole article here.

And finally, you heard about the octuplets? It’s difficult on babies and mothers to have three or more in the womb at the same time; it can be a serious health risk. Doctors often counsel women in that situation on “fetal reduction,” which is the practice of terminating some of the babies to give the others – and the mother – a better chance of survival and better health.

The situation raises the issue of whether a doctor ought to override a patient’s wishes for the sake of saving lives, she said. Although the health care system in America gives patients autonomy in making decisions about their own bodies, when emotionally distraught, some people decide poorly, she said.

Ya. Silly pregnant women get irrationally protective of their unborn children, so a doctor should – perhaps – have the legal right to override her decision and terminate some of the children in her womb without her permission. That’s what we’re talking about.

We need to pray. We need to pray for these people, for babies, for mothers, for wisdom, but most of all – right now – for mercy. What does it do to the heart of the Creator when people talk so flippantly about killing His children for the sake of our financial comfort? For the rock we live on? Not only have we rejected God as our Provider and Healer, not only have we decided we can do it without Him – we’re going to attack Him to achieve our own ends.

Have mercy, Lord.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2009 10:51 pm

    In my post tonight at People Power Granny, I write about a bumper sticker I saw today that relates too many children to a garden of flowers. Do you think people can have too many kids? What size family do you think is about right these days? You can vote and let me know in my poll, too.

  2. Lex permalink
    February 4, 2009 5:06 pm

    How many children a family has is up to that family to decide. I appreciate the thoughts you posted on your blog, but have to disagree with most of it.

    This planet is capable of producing enough for it’s population if we treat it well and distribute those resources appropriately. People that advocate abortion in the name of controlling the global population should perhaps consider their grocery budget, how much food they throw away, and how much of their income is supporting starving children first – and stop pointing fingers at other people’s babies.

    I’m for family planning practices that prevent conception. That’s just being responsible.

    Once a human egg is fertilized in a woman’s womb, however, that life is a life. It has it’s very own, unique genetic code and is growing and the conversation has to change. Family planning and “how many kids should a family have” cease to be relevant topics, and taking care of that child – keeping it or putting it up for adoption – becomes the conversation.

    Let’s not start talking about regulating family sizes, because that’s a slippery slope no matter how you feel about abortion.

  3. February 5, 2009 12:11 pm

    What’s happening is that the political “machine” is turning out mass propoganda aimed at desesityzing the population to the idea of abortion on a mass scale. It’s not accidental, and it’s not benign. It’s a similar scam to the one that the enemy pulled in the generation when Jesus was born, kill the babies and end the threat. Didn’t work then, and it won’t work now, but it’s still a go-to strategy for the enemy.

    By the way, I appreciate your comments on the RB blog. Please join the forum and interact with the folks who are on there. It’s still a young forum, and we have the opportunity to turn it into a bright and shining light for this generation. I assign the rank of “Lieutenant” to youth pastors, key members of the movement, etc. It lets people know that you are personally invested in bringing this generation out of hiding.

  4. Lex permalink
    February 5, 2009 12:27 pm

    Great insight, Jonathan. One more reason to pray, pray, pray. God promised, at the very end of the Old Testament, that He would send (the spirit of?) Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons!

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