"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