Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Chuck Smith Abortion Controversy

There has been a controversy with Chuck Smith telling a young mother facing a very severe challenge of being told by doctors she is pregnant with conjoined twins and should abort that God would not condemn an abortion in her case.

"It's awfully hard to actually suggest abortion," said Smith. "But, you know, I'm sure that, uh, in a case like this where the life expectancy is just, you know, is so bleak, and all, that I'm sure that the Lord would not condemn her if she went ahead and had an abortion at this early stage of the development of the fetus."

This one bugged me, why go right to abortion as the solution? That is the WORLD's solution, the baby or babies are 'defective' and too many doctors suggest it as the first recourse. The mother here speaks of her babies, she knows they are human lives. I have a healthy cousin now, who the doctors told the mother to abort because supposedly the baby had Down's Syndrome, and she refused. Thank God for that. The baby turned out normal.

Why go to abortion as the first solution? That is Satan's solution. Even the "mother's life is in danger" message, has limits and is often misused, today we have C-sections, this lady does not have to die giving birth to these babies, even if their lives are severely shortened. Abortion causes even more trauma to the mother's that go through it. Imagine her pain, knowing she choose to end these babies lives before it happen naturally.


For those who think conjoined twins need to be aborted....

Remember these guys? Chang and Eng Bunker: Married, business men, farmers, world famous, had over 21 children together.

And these girls from the Discovery Health Network:

Their lives certainly have challenges, but why is the answer always to abort, abort, abort [or in other words kill] ? A Christian pastor should know better then giving worldly solutions. The girls above even shared many organs. There have been other conjoined twins shown on the same network and elsewhere.

I hope Chuck Smith admits he was wrong on this.....but somehow I doubt it.

“Thou shalt not kill.” —Exodus 20:13


Lisa Ruby said...

You wrote, "I have a healthy cousin now, who the doctors told the mother to abort because supposedly the baby had Down's Syndrome, and she refused. Thank God for that. The baby turned out normal."

The pre-natal tests for Down Syndrome are not infallible. Sometimes they are wrong, as in the case of your cousin. Thank God that your cousin was not aborted because abortion is the killing of a pre-born baby. Whether or not your cousin was born with Down Syndrome is beside the point.

Good post. Keep up the good work!

Bible Believer said...

THanks Lisa,

Yes I praised God my cousins life was spared. I agree whether they were born with or without Down's Syndrome is besides the point. I have realized we see far less Down's Syndrome children because they are leading many people to abortion. This article says the abortion rate is 90% based on the results of this test if it reads DS.


Thanks for your encouragement.

Anonymous said...

Actually, as you listen further into the broadcast, both men urged her to listen to God's voice in the situation. Chuck Smith was saying that he didn't believe that God would condemn her (which was her worry) if she chose to abort. However, he did not say that abortion was THE answer for her circumstance. I don't believe the context of this conversation was that these men were encouraging abortion.

Bible Believer said...

I don't think a bunch of people who have written about this on line "misheard". Some may scramble and tell us "context" fixes it all, but I just do not see it. Otherwise why give vague advice like listen to God's voice" [which yes is good] but how about "Don't have an abortion!"?

Many of these preachers take the fence sitting approach, where they put being non-offensive over just speaking the truth.