Jump to content

* * * * * 1 votes

Should a Child Die Because His or Her Mother Was Raped?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 26 April 2011 · 931 views

U.S. Congressman Allen West (R - FL District 22) was stellar tonight in his Town Hall presentation and Q & A session except for his answer to a question on abortion. He said he was pro-life except in the case of rape, incest or life of the mother.
He needs some help on that one. "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin." (Deuteronomy 24:16) The prophet Ezekiel put it this way. "The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent's sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child's sins." (Ezekiel 18:20 NLT)
Pastor Randy Alcorn has written, “Rape is never the fault of the child; the guilty party, not an innocent party, should be punished...Civilized people do not put children to death for what their fathers have done. Yet aborting a child conceived by rape is doing that exact thing. He is as innocent of the crime as his mother. Neither she nor he deserves to die....A child is a child regardless of the circumstances of his conception...A child conceived by rape is as precious as a child conceived by love, because a child is a child. The point is not HOW he was conceived but THAT he was conceived. He is not a despicable ‘product of conception’ but a unique and wonderful creation of God.” He notes that the great vocalist Ethel Waters was conceived after her 12 year old mother was raped.
The hand of God is involved in every child conceived. The Psalmist said, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” (Psalm 127:3 NLT) He makes them, they belong to Him, He gives them away. The circumstances of conception do not change that. And we who fear the Lord had better not challenge that fact. I’m hoping Mr. West will reconsider his position on abortion of those conceived by rape or incest.

Christa Pearcy
May 28 2011 11:53 PM
Thank you for sharing this wonderful blog!! I'm in absolute agreement with you! As a 37 year old Christian woman of an adopted daughter (from Russia), I've always been against Abortion. I will never understand how a woman can do this to an innocent life. You've covered it beautifully!! Thank you again and for sharing!!
  • Report