And this is why we are commanded to have sexual relations only in the sacrament of marriage.
I agree so much.
This is so sad.... Horrible.
As a parent of 5 children, it is heart wrenching to hear of a child being murdered most often for prideful reasons, material wealth, and "convenience".
To the OP, I'm a sinner and I am not judging you. Keep sexual relations in marriage. Love your future spouse and stop this adulterous practice. Does sin begat sin?
My wife and I tried 3 times to offer to pay for the medical care and adoption (legal) of children that were going to be aborted. Two 15 year olds and one 16 year old. We begged and pleaded with their parents, gave them scriptures, and told them "it is on your terms - open or not - but please let us adopt". We prayed so hard....
All 3 of them murdered their children.
Reason on all 3: "We didn't want them embarrassed or to take them out of school".
But this thread has inspired me to talk with my wife again, stick another ad on Craigslist, and make the offer again. If anybody here on OC.net knows of anybody about to abort a child and thinks there is somebody willing to adopt out instead, PM me.
And please, despite the arguments I've made here which hasn't made me very popular - this is about saving life. We are dedicated to Christ and Christian values. I may bump heads on icons, repetitive prayers (or lack of), or calling a bishop "master" - but I think when we consider a baby getting ripped apart limb from limb in the womb those things are rather trivial in the eyes of God. In the case of abortion, please push those issues aside. If anybody knows of a situation, please PM me.
Lord have mercy!