Have no idea what my husband's parents "paid" for the care, medical and otherwise, for his brith mom, but am sure it was for that day and time (he was born in 1951) it was a pretty penny. Birth mom was about 15-16 yrs. old and he always sd. IF abortion had been legal, he never would have seen the light of day…Have long sd. that as an ardent "right-to-lifer," for the unborn, disabled and elderly that we should reach their conscience first. I work in a university and see young women carry their children to term, sometimes smack in the middle of a semester, so-know it is largely about will (and conscience). Making young women "baby farms" at 50K a pop is NOT the whole answer, but financial support should also be encouraged and is, indeed, the focus of many ministries in the U.S. Look it up.
Selling babies isn't legal, is it? Unfortunately, if you pay somebody to do something (especially with other people's money) they might do it. A lot of people would take $50K to carry a baby to term (pregnancy isn't normally as bad as characterized here). I suppose paying somebody to carry a baby to term is better than paying them to have an abortion, but the real question is who is going to pay? If somebody wants to pay with their own money, I see no objection. If they want to pay with my money, then I don't want to pay. The state doesn't have to be involved.
Comment by Dorothy Myers — January 27, 2014 @ 6:03 PM
Shemot 20:13 Thou shalt not murder
Vayikra 18: 21 And thou shalt not give any of thy seed to set them apart to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy G-d: I am HaShem.
D’varim 30:19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed; 20 to love HaShem thy G-d, to hearken to His voice, and to cleave unto Him; for that is thy life, and the length of thy days; that thou mayest dwell in the land which HaShem swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Psalms 127:1 1 A Song of Ascents; of Solomon. Except HaShem build the house, they labour in vain that build it; except HaShem keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. 2 It is vain for you that ye rise early, and sit up late, ye that eat the bread of toil; so He giveth unto His beloved in sleep. 3 Lo, children are a heritage of HaShem; the fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of one's youth. 5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be put to shame, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that change darkness into light, and light into darkness; that change bitter into sweet, and sweet into bitter!
May Hashem bless all those who support and encourage choosing life. May Hashem bless all those who oppose the taking of innocent life.
Comment by Kenneth Mathews — January 27, 2014 @ 7:33 PM
The author of this article is a dope who sees kids as a burden
Comment by Alice Lemos — January 27, 2014 @ 10:06 PM
So Yori thinks that pregnant women can't stand a little discomfort in order to carry to term? What a wuss! Maybe he should look at the photos of aborted babies to see his own lack of humanity. He obviously does not like children. The attack on prolifers is disgusting and over the top. Perhaps Yori would like to perform abortions?
Comment by Alice Lemos — January 27, 2014 @ 10:12 PM