How would you respond in these situations?
1. A preacher and his wife are very, very poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she is pregnant with the 15th. They’re living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion?
2. The father is sick with the sniffles, the mother has TB. Of their four children, the first is blind, the second has died, the third is deaf, the fourth has TB. She finds out she’s pregnant again. Given this extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion?
3. A white man raped a 13 year old black girl and now she’s pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion?
4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She’s not married. Her fiance’ is not the father of the baby, and he’s upset. Would you recommend abortion?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above:
In the first case you would have killed John Wesley, one of the greatest evangelists in the 19th century. In the second case, you would have killed Beethoven. In the third case, you would have killed Ethel Waters, the great black gospel singer. If you said yes to the fourth case, you would have declared the murder of Jesus Christ!
God is the Author of life, and he has given every single individual supreme value. Each life–whether inside or outside the womb–should therefore be valued by us. God knows the plans He has for each individual and has written in His book all the days ordained for us before even one of them came to be. When we presume to know better than God who should be given life, we are putting ourselves in the place of God and are guilty of idolatry.