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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Abortion : How perverted and how much more twisted can we get ?


This  article  was  found   on today’s BBC news  -  24th November  2011.  

This  horrified me, and this should horrify  all  thinking Christians!  
In Namibia we struggle with similar issues  and that is why I wish to  comment on this matter. 

Those of my readers  who would like to  hear  some truly miraculous stories of God's intervention in the lives of "sick babies" in the womb may read this article which I have written some time ago: http://jrieck.blogspot.com/2009/10/pastoral-concern-over-so-called-legal.html

Australia probe after wrong twin foetus terminated 


A probe is under way at an Australian hospital after staff treating a woman carrying twin boys accidentally terminated the wrong foetus.
Doctors had told the woman that one of her babies had a congenital heart defect that would require numerous operations, if he survived.
The woman chose to abort the 32-week foetus but staff injected the wrong twin.
The hospital in Melbourne described it as a "terrible tragedy".
"The Royal Women's Hospital can confirm a distressing clinical accident occurred on Tuesday," it said in a statement.
"We are conducting a full investigation and continue to offer the family and affected staff every support."
The woman went on to have an emergency caesarean to end the life of the sick foetus.

'Thorough investigation' 

Victorian Health Minister David Davis said the hospital investigation would be overseen by an independent expert.
"I am very much determined to get to the bottom of what went wrong," he said.
State Premier Ted Baillieu echoed his sentiments, saying: "I don't think it's appropriate for anybody to draw any conclusions other than this is a horrible tragedy."
"We'll make sure that the investigation is as thorough as it can be."
In a brief statement, the family asked for privacy "at what has been a very difficult time for us".

MY  COMMENT :

The    twin with the  congenital  heart defect  was  sentenced to death by abortion  on account of  the fact that  it would need numerous operations! So,  money talks louder  than  life  after all!

And then the  hospital staff  does it!  They  accidentally  inject  the healthy twin with  the  lethal dose,  and now  it is said  that this  was a "terrible tragedy" ... "a distressing clinical accident 
What makes the  death of the 'healthy' twin more terrible   than  the planned death of  the sibling?

And then, to  add injury to insult,  "the woman went on to have an emergency caesarean to end the life of the sick foetus". So then there was a foetus  that was healthy and desirable  and a foetus that was  unhealthy and therefore  disposable.  
What   a warped  logic , and  it  is all because we see  the foetus as a thing and not a little living human being in the womb. 

And now  the  family  is  asking for privacy because  they are having a very difficult time!  My pastor's heart  longs  to be with them now!

What shall we say to this 

Well,  I so wished that this couple  could have had somebody  with a loving heart and a  biblical worldview to talk  this through  beforehand. Children have been born with congenital heart defects (I know  some). This  can be dealt with medically. It may cost something, but  that  cost is insignificant  when compared  to the terrible  cost of  living  with  the life long guilt and pain that women go through after they have had an abortion. 
Ask me ! I am a pastor. 
I meet  women  who have had abortions, and  I have never yet met a woman  that hasn't struggled with severe guilt  after an abortion.  

Only the matchless grace of our Lord Jesus  Christ can be sufficient to heal  such a broken woman from her  sinful choice.  I have often  seen  God's grace and forgiveness  in such   a situation, and it is wonderful. 

This case has  created  a wide  public awareness. The state premier  of Victoria, Australia,   Ted Baillieu  has  commented on this .   

What on earth are people  thinking  for heaven's sake? Lord, in your wrath, remember mercy! (Habakkuk 3:2)



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