"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Wise Doctor

It's been crazy busy around here lately and I'll be posting about that soon, but I wanted to share an email sent to me by one of my readers. It was very poignant to me and a great analogy of a baby in and out of the womb. Thank you, Lernie.


A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said: 'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr. old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.'

So the doctor said: 'Ok, and what do you want me to do?'

She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this.'

The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.'

She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request. Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.

The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!

'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution. The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.

He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb. The crime is the same!


Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Wow, that is powerful! Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

That is EXCELLENT!!!

deedee said...

Perfect response! Thank you for sharing this.

Denise said...

That was awesome! I might have to borrow that sometime. Thanks for sharing


Barbie said...

So true!! I wish everyone saw it that way.

ASHLEY said...


Amy said...

Oh, Wow. I'm with Rachel, that IS powerful, O'.

Love you, Ame

lilyvalley said...

Thank you for sharing that story. I once had a couple cancel their appointment to have an abortion after they met my two year old son who had Down syndrome at a prayer meeting! Maybe God will use this story to touch people's hearts.

Sharon said...

Loved that!!

Doug and Terrye said...

What a "Solomon" answer!!!

Terrye in FL

Timmy's Girl said...

This left me breathless...wish everyone saw it this way. Thanks for sharing, Sister.

xoxo, Veronica in CA

Tami said...

How VERY powerful, and so true. Thanks for sharing. OX, Tam

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Very true, there is no difference at all.

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