Should This Baby Be Aborted? You Decide.
In the United States, there are many situations in which abortions are recommended, even encouraged by family, counselors, medical personnel and even religious advisors. Sometimes an abortion is recommended because of difficult circumstances and other times simply for convenience. Here are four cases for you to consider. Should these babies be aborted? You decide!
Case #1. There's a traveling preacher and his wife who are living in poverty. They already have fourteen children. Now she finds out she's pregnant with the 15th child. They are very poor and probably will be unable to afford a doctor's attention. Considering their poverty the excessive world population, and the number of children they already have, would you recommend she get an abortion?
Case #2. The grandmother is an alcoholic and the father spends his evenings out drinking in the taverns. His mother has tuberculosis. She has already given birth to four children. The first child is blind, the second child died, the third child is deaf, and the fourth child has tuberculosis. Now the mother is pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you consider recommending an abortion?
Case #3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and now she is pregnant. Her family lives in extreme poverty; in fact, to survive, food often has to be stolen. If you were her parents, would you recommend or require he to have an abortion?
Case #4. A teenage girl of thirteen or fourteen year old is pregnant. She is not married and lives in an outback area with very little in way of money or resources. The man she hopes to marry someday is not the father of the baby, and he's considering walking away due to the embarrassment of the situation. There is no hospital available nor are doctors able to give her medical attention. Would you consider recommending that she get an abortion?
Case #1: You would have just aborted the world-famous Methodist preacher John Wesley.
Case #2: You would have just aborted the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Case #3: You would have just aborted Ethel Waters, the marvelous black Gospel singer.
Case #4: You would have just aborted Jesus Christ, the savior of the world!