Albert Mohler: After IVF, Abortion?

>> Monday, June 14, 2010

Hello all!

Sadly for me, it's been awhile since I've posted due to more than a little busyness with school, work, family, and such. I don't have time now for a proper post either, but I wanted to pass along an article by Al Mohler that I believe is well worth reading concerning shocking revelations of abortions terminating IVF pregnancies. It certainly provokes thought. This passage in particular jumps out at me:

"... — on average, 80 British women each year abort their babies after having conceived them through the ordeal of IVF treatments. The British government, along with the British public, seems to be outraged at this discovery, made possible through the nation’s freedom of information rules. But, what is the basis of the outrage?

The Times [London] reported on June 6, 2010 that the discovery has shocked many in the medical community, but not all who are abortion providers. Professor Bill Ledger, a member of Britain’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, pointed to the obvious: “These women can’t be surprised to be pregnant; you can’t have an IVF pregnancy by accident.”"

When we hold life to be anything less than sacred and believe that morality is a matter of relativity, or if we as a society compromise on our most fundamental moral beliefs so as not to offend others or "impose" our beliefs on them, the floodgates are opened for just such travesties and gross injustices as are inherent to all the many "types" of abortion. When we hold one person to be of less value or humanity than another it is only natural that the stronger will infringe on the most fundamental rights of the weaker, often with deadly results.

Please read the rest of the article here.

God bless and veritas supra omnis!


Hillary Hipps June 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

I confess that I generally just read the excerpts as opposed to the entire article, however something in this one piqued my interest as part of me wanted to just hear that it was not true. Which sady it is, however I cannot help but be puzzled by this mentality!

Quoting from the article:
"Women who had sought such abortions after IVF told The Times that they decided after becoming pregnant that they just did not want to have the baby after all, that they terminated the relationship with their partner, or that the realization of impending motherhood was just too much."
This simply boggles my mind and I think the author made the point very well that children are being treated as nothing more than goods. This completely self centered mentality that we have is so sad and sickening! I know this digression did not happen over night.
While that concept scares me it is also an incredible warning to me to watch my heart lest it become selfish and I begin to be desensitized to the gravity of self-centeredness. Which in essence is what I think a lot of this boils down to.

All in all this only proves even more what a depraved world this is.
Honestly I really doubt it is going to get any better (until Jesus comes that is) =)

Mark Hutchins June 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

Good points, Hillary.

Self-centerdness is being peddled to our culture under such guises as "self-respect" and "self-worth", but secular notions of those are more often than not purely selfishness with a pretty bow on it. A selfish culture goes wrong in too many ways to number in one comment...

To the Christian the standard is to think more highly of others than of ourselves, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. How far our culture has strayed from the heart and desire of Christ in so many ways!

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