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Just Something to Think About

Some of you, no doubt, have been keeping up with the mother in Shelbyville, TN who sent her adopted son back to Russia because she no longer wanted him as her son. Granted, we don't know all the facts in the case, but the story thus far is that the mother, Tony Hansen, said she was mislead by the adoption agency about the medical records of her adopted son, Artyom Savelyev. Hansen claims her son was abusive and violent and that she feared for her life.

As law enforcement officials determine if any laws have been broken, people are outraged that a mother would put her child on a plane by himself and send him back to where he came from. They say that she abandoned him. They call it psychological and emotional abuse. Artyom has been labeled as unwanted. As I see all of this unfold I am reminded of a story that I heard a while back:

A mother stepped into the doctor's office carrying a bright and beautiful baby, only a year old. Seating herself near the family physician, she said, "Doctor, I want you to help me out, I'm in trouble. My baby is only one-year-old and I am pregnant again. I don't want to have children so close together."

"What do you want me to do?" asked the physician.

"Oh, anything to get rid of it for me," she replied.

After thinking seriously for a moment, the doctor said, "I think I can suggest a better method of helping you out. If you object to having two children so close together, the best way would be to kill the one in your lap. It makes no difference to me which one I kill for you. Besides, it might be dangerous for you if I were to kill the younger one."

As the doctor finished speaking, he reached for a knife and continued by asking the mother to lay the baby on her lap and turn her head the other way.

The woman almost fainted as she jumped from her chair and uttered just one word: "murderer!"

A few words of explanation from the doctor soon convinced the mother that his offer to commit murder was no worse than her request for the destruction of the unborn child. In either case it would be murder. The only difference would be the age of the victim.

Now, I ask you, how can people get so upset about a mother sending her child back alive (not that I condone it) and seem apathetic to the all the abortions that take place in this country. It's something to think about!

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward