1/22/2011

Abortion: Stem the Tide

On this 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade I felt it was important to post on the topic.

First, I would like to provide some links on the subject:


Greg Lucas: Four Women I Would Like to Thank on the 38th Anniversary of Roe vs Wade (Best blog post I have read on the subject!)

R. C. Sproul on: Experiencing God’s Forgiveness from Guilt Connected with Abortion (Important for all of us to remember: God’s grace is bigger than all of our sins.)

Justin Taylor: The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and Abortion Law

George Grant’s comments and statistics passed on by Ligonier.

Kevin DeYoung: Jesus Loves The Little Children (a startling look at the similarities between our culture and ancient ones)

Scott Klusendorf: Clarity Not Gadgetry: Pro-Life Apologetics for the Next Generation

Justin Taylor: This is Abortion (Warning: the video on this page is extremely graphic and not for the faith of heart.)

A book by Francis J. Beckwith: Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice

A book by R. C. Sproul: Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue (Ligonier mailed a copy to every member of Congress this year.)


Second, I like to briefly share my opinion on the matter:

As an adoptive parent, I have a young woman to thank for the greatest blessing that has come into my life since Christ as my Savior and Katherine as my wife: a daughter. My daughter’s birth mother faced one of the most difficult decisions a person could ever face, and she made a good one.

She gave life to a child and placed her into a home where she could be loved and cared for. She named our child Elizabeth Hope, her gift to her daughter by birth.

I once heard John Wood at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville give a short summary of a National Prayer Breakfast he had attended during the Clinton Administration. Mother Teresa spoke at the breakfast. Her comments during part of her speech turned to abortion. She said, “If you do not want your children, then give them to me and I will raise them.” She may be the only person in our generation with enough moral authority to make a statement like that in a context like that.

As my wife and I begin to make financial arrangements to adopt again, I would like to echo her words, even though it is a faint echo. If you do not want your child, then give her to us and we will raise her.

8 comments:

Steve Martin said...

God bless you, J.K.!

J. K. Jones said...

Good to hear from you,Steve.

I am way behind on the CDs you are sending.

Panda said...

What's wrong with giving the baby back to god?

J. K. Jones said...

Panda,

Everything.

Murder is wrong.

Panda said...

Except when god tells you to do it, it's not called murder, it's called the Old Testament.

J. K. Jones said...

Panda,

God s the right to exercise judgement.

Book recommendation: "Is God a Moral Monster" by Paul Copan

Panda said...

I'm glad you agree abortion is not murder.

J. K. Jones said...

Why do you say that?

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