Thursday, May 02, 2013

A Child is Not Chattel

John Knight:
One of the common hopes and repeated phrases around the pro-life movement is that “abortion will become as unthinkable as slavery.” I long for such a day. 
The only problem is that the elements that made slavery possible are still thinkable now. We see it in how people behave toward children, particularly unborn children. 
Consider the legal issues around Baby S., the little girl who God miraculously placed into a loving Christian family after her disabilities were discovered during a surrogate pregnancy for parents who decided they didn’t want her. 
When her surrogate mother could not be bullied into an abortion, a lawyer for the genetic father reminded her that she had signed a contract.
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