Albert Mohler, the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently commented on the horrific practice of gender selection via abortion which is widely practiced in communist China. It is a well established fact because of the atheist regime'sone child per family policy that millions of unborn Chinese girls have been killed in the womb. Chinese culture puts a great emphasis on having a male heir. With the advent of ultrasound machines, it has made it very simple for parents to determine the sex of their unborn child and if it is a girl to abort it.
Dr. Mohler concludes by saying this: "Here we see abortion and totalitarianism hand in hand, resulting in the deaths of millions of baby girls and the abduction of at least thousands of young boys. When human life is devalued and abortion is state policy, the Culture of Death is institutionalized. When the "one child policy" and an ancient and ingrained preference for boys are combined, the womb becomes a deadly place to be a girl."
It's easy to look at what the Chinese are doing and condemn this inhuman practice. But as Jesus said, don't worry about the speck in your neighbor's eye until you get the log out of your own. So before we start pointing too many fingers at China, we'd better take a careful look at ourselves. In America 80 - 90 percent of all Down Syndrome babies are not allowed to live.
It has been my experience that children with Down Syndrome are among the happiest, friendliest people I have ever known. Certainty raising a child with a disability is challenging in ways I cannot imagine and the child will never be able to live a "normal" life. However, my life would be poorer had I not had the opportunity to know and love a number of Down Syndrome individuals. My grandchildren likely will never get to have the joy of knowing anyone who faces incredible challenges with optimism and love, because in America the womb has become a deadly place for a Down Syndrome child.