I emailed that story to my friend, author Dr. Paul Kengor of Grove City College, the gifted writer on culture and history. He emailed me back: “Someday, when this man has a child that he and his wife intended, and looks into its eyes, holds it, feels it, feels for it, loves it, he’ll be very sorry and sickened at what he once said.”
As a new grandfather, I can’t believe how fantastic babies are. But to just think of them in pure economic terms is astounding. Sometimes pro-abortionists will argue to the confused young pregnant girl, “Now it’s going to cost you a gazillion dollars to raise this child. Do you have a gazillion dollars?”
What’s missing in that question, apart from the humanity of the unborn child, is that in life we generally have what we need when we need it. Certainly, that’s true in America.
When my wife had our first baby, she chose to stay home as a full-time mother. My salary at the time was so low. I look back and wonder how we made it. But God provided everything we need and then some. Through it all---and we have always tried to tithe---He has provided. As D. James Kennedy put it, “When God guides, He always provides.”
Scientists tell us we are “Homo Sapien Sapiens.” But some who have bought into the abortion mentality essentially say we are “Homo Economicus”---only of value based on money.
In contrast, God cares about human beings to much that He sent His one and only Son to pay for the sins of fallen humanity and to redeem those who will believe. We are of infinite value, so much so that Jesus Christ died and rose again on our behalf.
One of my all-time favorite quotes on abortion is from Mother Teresa, who said in 1994 at the big prayer breakfast in Washington, DC: “And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill one another?” It’s a great question with no good answer.
Before abortion became legal by judicial fiat, we were told that child abuse would go down in the country because every child would be a wanted child. Instead, violence and child abuse have skyrocketed. Why? Because if you’re callous toward human life in the womb, why should you value it once the baby is born?