“We die a little so another can live and in the process, we live more.”

Baby Feet

A boy with Spina Bifida was aborted in the U.K. It happens all the time, really.

Melissa Clouthier, who has a child born prematurely with autism, writes one of the most amazing pro-life posts I’ve ever read in consideration of this action.

An excerpt:

Reading this sickens me. My own son was born severely premature and ended up with the diagnosis of autism. He was on medications, oxygen, etc. when he came home from the hospital four months later after surgeries and fears including blindness, palsy, mental retardation. We didn’t know what we’d end up with. For that matter, we still don’t know our son’s ultimate path.

You might think that makes me condemn this family for their decision to abort their baby. No. I’m too crushed to cast stones.

Their decision to abort is utterly, completely, and frightfully hopeless. There is no room for God. There is no room for hope. There is no room for the expansion of human frailty. And by frailty, I’m not talking about the disabled child, I’m talking about the parents–their selfishness, weakness, limitations of spirit. By aborting him, they’ll never fully know what they’re capable of as people.

I think about my own walk–parenting my son. The limitations, I can assure you, are mine, not his. My humor, my patience, my vision, my work-ethic are non-stop challenged and unfortunately, I fall short embarrassingly often.

Just when I think I’m going to lose it, there’s a break-through. I’ve had to expand beyond my pathetic, small, inwardness. My judgmental nature? Well, it’s still there, but the wings have been clipped. Cavalier condemnation, so easy for someone who has had the bramble-free path, that’s gone by the wayside, mostly. Thankfully.

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  • Davide

    Wow powerful stuff this brought a tear to my eye. I have a brother who is twelve and he has autism. He is perfect in every way and a absolute joy!!! Thank you so much for this amazing read. BRAVO!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tomcrowe Tom Crowe

      One of the concerns, Davide, since I have read a number of your comments I’m sure you’ve read about this, is the response if geneticists think they’ve identified a “gay gene.” … How many more babies will be aborted because they are “pre-disposed” to have same-sex inclinations?

      • hope rosary

        genesis 25:21-26 God give His pre born the value of nations im beautiful in my way cause God makes no mistakes im on the right track baby i was created this way… When he comes to me, I am ready I wash his feet with my hair if he needs Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain Even after three times he betrays me I wanna love you, But somethin’s pulling me away from you Jesus is my Virtue And Judas is the demon I cling to

      • davide

        HI Tom- I’m kind of confused by your statement and question. No I am sorry I never heard of that. Are you saying that there is some persons who believe the scientific community is involved in some kind of conspiracy to cover up the gay gene because they are afraid gay babies will be aborted by their mothers? My answer to that is: since when did the scientific community care about the yet to be born child? Further I will add one of the first things when science started mapping DNA and genes was they went searching for the gay gene or Gay DNA. So far it has not been found and they been looking for 30 plus years. But that’s okay-they haven’t found the bi-sexual, transexual, parasexual, panasexual, A-sexual genes either. There was a man who claimed he discovered the link between heredity and homosexuality. But he was never able to duplicate his findings and no other scientist was able to either. As it turned of this scientist was also a gay “rights” activist. Who knew?! I am sorry its very late and I don’t remember his name but if you would like I can find it for you. Then their is the infamous identical twin study that found that if one twin is gay than 70 percent of the time the other twin was gay also. But this has been debunked since identical twins share exactly the same DNA if one twin has the gay gene then the other twin must also have this same gene-therefore 100 percent of the time both identical twins would be gay-without exception. There has been exhaustive studies regarding gay brothers and twins in a host of countries such as Holland, Switzerland, Australia, France, Canada, USA, Italy and all have came up with different solutions and variables. Then there is evolution. If evolution is fact then the gay gene must be a myth. Since gay couple are sterile and sexually active gay men can not reproduce after all they are gay then the gay gene would have worked itself out of the gene pool ten thousands of years ago. If evolution is fact then there is no reason for the homosexual gene to exist since homosexual couple are incapable pf producing new life and our species is totally dependent on heterosexual coupling but a 5th grader can tell us this. We don’t need science to tell us so bluntly obvious that even a child could understand. In all truth this gay “gene” thing is a product of gay advocacy since the mid 1980’s when gay advocacy was going through a strange phenomenon the restructuring and rediscovery of homosexual behavior and orientation..other words the gay agenda was born. Thanks

        • http://twitter.com/tomcrowe Tom Crowe

          Davide— All I was reporting was what I have read elsewhere, but I admit it was a gauzy memory from, perhaps, a not-thorough source. But when you lay it out like that it does make sense that the concern I expressed is ridiculous. I’m glad you are presenting your insights as you have been on the topic of homosexuality and society. It’s a perspective not usually seen.

      • Anthony S. Layne

        I know you directed that at Davide, but I had to stop and think about that because I’d never put the two thoughts together …. I don’t know if that’s a possibility, but if so, then that should be a wake-up call to the rainbow crowd to get on the pro-life side.

        • http://twitter.com/tomcrowe Tom Crowe

          Well, if what Davide says is true, and it certainly seems to make sense, then I don’t think it can be a possibility. But even at that, the rainbow crowd is already on the not-pro-life side, at least with regard to the most essential part of bringing life into the world.

          • davide

            Tom- I should have put a disclaimer on my comments, I am certainly no expert in homosexual behavior. The only thing I’m expertise in is ticking people off. I researched homosexual behavior extensively and even have voluntarily consulted a shrink in my late teens. I also have and still am extensively studying homosexual advocacy. Please take my comments as a man with opinions and not an expert. I want to encourage you and others to look at this subject yourself (selves) and come to you own conclusions. Thank you

          • Julian Mancinelli

            Rock you need to put a disclaimer on your life ROFL.

          • Davide M

            LMAO!!! Stalker!!



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