Have you heard the sad story of two children discussing the infamous poster of a trash can filled with aborted babies? The children thought they were dolls. After all, who would throw away a real baby? Right? Worse yet, would those babies end up at the dump? There’s rats at the dump!
A curious alternative to abortion has been emerging in America since 1999. Legalized baby abandonment. In 37 states, women can anonymously leave their babies at “safe havens” such as fire stations and hospitals. By doing this, the mothers sever their rights in exchange for protection from prosecution for abandonment or child cruelty. With teen mothers stuffing their newborns in garbage cans what else is a government to do? Maybe advocating abstinence in sex ed class? Hey, I’m pro-choice: Abstinence or promiscuity. After all, we’re talking babies here, not kittens or puppies.
Oh, I forgot. Kids nowadays need to know their options. They need to be informed so they can make responsible decisions. Life and death decisions.
And let’s not lay all the blame at the portals of sex-ed and teens wanting a quick fix. Adults—mentally imbalanced or otherwise—are more and more being convicted of heinous crimes against their children. This is just one more attack on the sanctity of life by the trump card of pro-choice. Dump your child and nothing will happen.
Despite my flippancy, my heart does go out to these mothers who, for whatever reason, feel they have no other choice.
And may God bless all those little Moses’ in their baskets.