Saturday, November 8, 2008

Life After Birth

It is often mentioned that pro-life views should extend past the womb. This week in Fort Worth something happened that is a good example of this. A lady had arranged to give her child up for adoption. Adoptive parents were lined up. Then the little boy was born at 25 weeks. The adoptive parents had second thoughts at this point. The birth mother decided to look for someone else. CPS gave the birth mom 48 hours to find new parents before they would order the life support systems pulled.

Someone pointed out that if the mom had given birth at home and then not taken the extremely pre-mature boy to a hospital, she would have faced manslaughter or neglect charges. So what gives these punks at CPS the right to decide whether the child lives or dies? I understand that NICU is very expensive. But should CPS be the ones to put a price tag on life?

I am glad to report that the little boy did get a set of adoptive parents (with a runner-up even) before the deadline. God bless these new parents and the little boy.

3 comments:

Lemkin said...

It is truly disgusting when you see what modern society is coming to. Before they are even born, children are fitted with a time-stamp and a price-tag. In the past, it was assumed that the killing of children was wrong. I thought some things would never change...

Applied Christianity said...

Lemkin,
Welcome. I agree with you. When a government can spend millions on so much stupidity, it is sad that they are hard pressed to spend thousands on a baby.

hubygiku said...

That's ridiculous. And so completely illogical. It astounds me that this is legal.