A professor in a world-acclaimed medical school once posed this medical situation — and ethical problem — to his students: “Here’s the family history: The father has syphilis. The mother has TB. They already have had four children. The first is blind. The second had died. The third is deaf. The fourth has TB. Now the mother is pregnant again, The parents come to you for advice. They are willing to have an abortion, if you decide they should. What do you say?”
The students gave various individual opinions, and then the professor asked them to break into small groups for “consultation.” All of the groups came back to report that they would recommend abortion.
“Congratulations,” the professor said, “You just took the life of Beethoven!”
Source: Sermon Illustrations
This is a re-run from a year ago, but I thought it would be appropriate today, on the birthday of the composer.
A letter from the Crusade for Life
Dear Friend of Life Crusade for Life has been working for 45 years to save the ves of unborn babies. While saving some unborn babies has been gratifying, legal abortion is s taking over million lives each year. On study. ing this situation carefully, Crusade for Life concluded that the only way legal abortion would ever be stopped is through an amendment to our federal Because no pro-life group is actively doing this, Crusade for Life has launched the Cons the LIFE needed program. We call Bringing a Cons utional amendment to frui enormous As a Crusade for Life has prepared three information s s. The first is titled “Ending Abortion in America.” The purpose of step is to introduce the presidential proclamation establishing that every individual human life begins at conception. The second step titled “How The Life Amendment Benefits America,” makes clear that ending abortion w re America to original greatness. The third step, titled “Achieving a Constitutional Life Amendment,” develops the techniques required to add the amendment to the known to every pro-lifer in America. ution. These steps must be made Const ng these three steps out to the American people is our first challenge, We have created a website titled three information steps are presented and explained on the website Now it advertising and promotion to make the website known nationally. The stamps and cards n this letter must to people everywhere in America, This will take internet advertising as as the use of promotional stamps and cards by thousands and thousands of people. Our amendment We must become the talk of the nation, and you can help with this effort greatly Your gifts to crusade for Life will promote the cause of the Life Amendment throughout all 50 states. Hundreds of websites will carry our ads and our slogan, “Everyone is a Person.” enclosed on you mail. Please complete the enclosed gift card and return it in the reply enve- lope. The Life Amendment that will end abortion forever depends on you Yours for the end of Roe v. Wade Crusade for Life, Inc Dr. Donald Smith, founder and producer of “The Silent Scream Pastor Al Howard, Chairman of the Board and co-founder with his wife, Judy, of His Nesting Place, a home for pregnant women and their children Bev Cielnicky, National President Bob Cielnicky, Member of the National Board FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA 9 CRUSADE FOR LIFE NC 8 0 3 0 B RO O K HURST ST.
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