In answering one of the many atheists who can’t fully understand why it was so important for us to get the 180 Movie into as many hands as possible, (per the giveaway at USC, where we handed out 2,000 copies), I am posting this comment from my friend, Lindsey, with her permission as she answers this atheist’s assertions.
I am one of the 50% that you speak of that survived being born at 28 weeks.
My twin sister and I were 3 months early. I weighed 2lbs and my sister only 1lb. My dad’s wedding ring could fit down our arm. I do not refer to my sister nor myself as an “it” and with God’s grace we do not have ANY of the life long problems that you listed.
You also mention “many people simply do not have the financial resources to deal with kids with these problems.” My parents received donations from people she didn’t even know. I am thankful that my mother did not abort my sister and I.
We are not accidents and neither are you. God has a plan and a purpose for everyone. In your previous post you indicated that our planet can only support a finite number of people and we are rapidly approaching that limit. I recently lost my baby at 19 weeks and it was not an abortion. I would give anything to still be pregnant right now and add my baby to the billions of this earth. Abortion is murder no matter how you look at it.
Did you know that w/ partial birth abortions there is a mechanism stuck into the baby’s brain to scramble it until it dies? If somebody did that to you or somebody else do you not call that murder? It is purely for selfish reasons to abort a baby. There are always other options.
Steve’s note: I was driving with a friend the other night to the movies when he told me a shocking truth: His mom told him a few years ago that she was going to abort him during her pregnancy. She was encountering many troubles in her marriage and other situations and didn’t think she could handle another child (she had several). She changed her mind, thankfully.
My good friend and I had a great time at the movies together.
- Go to the 180Movie Facebook page and see what others are saying about this outreach, where 200,000 copies of the DVD were distributed to 100 universities last Tuesday, by clicking here.