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Subject: Re: unplanned


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Pat
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Date Posted: 01/ 2/10 10:01pm
In reply to: Beth 's message, "unplanned" on 12/31/09 7:40pm

One more thing.

Please heed these words:

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:25-33.

Hugs,
Pat

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Heather
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Date Posted: 01/ 3/10 9:25pm

Hi Beth,

It just occurred to me to add my support for the suggestion of adoption, too. It is a very viable third choice, and is a win/win situation in so many cases. Here there is no need for a woman to carry around the guilt of having killed an innocent human life growing in her, and yet she is not required to enter motherhood, either, if she is not up for it at this time. And the joyful addition that that a couple that has been longing for the gift of a child to love and nurture but haven't been able to have one, is now given a priceless gift.

I have a soft spot for this option because my husband was adopted, and he is a wonderful, wonderful husband and father. His birthmother was 15 when she got pregnant, and the 'ideal candidate' for an abortion - very into a self-destructive life style that lasted for over a decade after she lovingly placed Steve, my husband, for adoption. She almost aborted him, but God changed her mind at the last minute and now he is here.

Whatever you decide, take your time to weigh your options and don't believe the strong pressure that abortion is the only way out. There is no 'easy' solution to an unplanned pregnancy (including abortion!) but there are solutions that respect the dignity of all and offer hope and joy in the end rather than death or loss.

We're rooting for you!

With Kindness,

Heather

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