Thursday, April 05, 2012

Page 3: 20-Week Abortion Ban in Nebraska and Oklahoma: When Does a Fetus Feel Pain? - ABC News

Page 3: 20-Week Abortion Ban in Nebraska and Oklahoma: When Does a Fetus Feel Pain? - ABC News

A terribly sad story. A couple who desperately wanted their baby, but physical problems made that impossible. 'Righteous' Christians would argue that it wouldn't have mattered if the baby was born deformed, constricted, having suffered pain as it grew in a uterus that was shrinking against it. Because deformed babies can teach us so much about suffering and humility and every parent who has a child with any sort of disability will tell you that their child is a special joy and wonder and they don't regret a moment of it. Except of course for those parents who just can't cope with the pain and suffering and the medical expenses and the constant need for care and attention, and worrying about what happens to their special child when the parents die. But of course, those must just be the evil parents, because everyone knows that "God never gives us more than we can bear". How very nice of him.

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