December 8, 2008

Reverance for Life

Scott and I took a "Teaching of the Living Prophets" class this semester. Yesterday we finished reading some talks by general authorities in the church, one regarding the controversial issue of abortion. We are opposed to this practice. Of course, there are rare exceptions when abortion may be necessary, but those are the exceptions. Did you know that in the first two hundred years as a nation, the lives of over one million Americans were lost due to war? Nowadays, in the United States alone, over 1.5 million abortions are performed each year. As Elder Nelson describes, "it is a war on the defenseless- and the voiceless."

Food for thought; one last quote from the talk... "Consider [an] individual weighing the consequences of her pregnancy. She was beyond the normal age for bearing children. She announced to her doctor that her husband was an alcoholic with a syphilitic infection. One of her children had been born dead. Another child was blind. Another had tuberculosis. Her family had a history of deafness. Finally she confessed that she was living in abject poverty. If this true historical situation were posed today, many would recommend abortion. The child born from that pregnancy became the renowned composer Ludwig van Beethoven."

Random Note: I made salmon for dinner last night, and Scott who absolutely despises seafood of any kind, ate it AND liked it!

Random Note #2: This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the season. Ho ho ho!
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