Insights from The Baby Conference

by drbeck on July 13, 2010

This past weekend, I attended Vision Forum’s “The Baby Conference.” The theme was “The Triumph of Life over the Culture of Death.” (If you’re not familiar with Vision Forum, they are an organization that provide books, DVDs, and other materials to help Christian homeschoolers.)  I have to admit, it was my wife’s idea to go and I figured it would be a pretty boring event for me. Wow, what a surprise I was in for.

In a culture that downplays the family, thinks kids are a burden, and celebrates abortion as the ‘lesser evil’, this event quickly became emotional to say the least (even for a manly guy like me!) AS believer, it’s easy to look around us at the world, and think there is little hope for our society. But God’s Word does not return void (Isa 55:11) and there are married couples still out there who read His Word and understand children are indeed a blessing.

Here are just are some random concepts I learned, some of which I once knew but had forgotten along the way.

‘The Pill’ can actually be an abortifacient, killing an unborn child. (Good article on Randy Alcorn’s published here where a group of MD’s confirm it.)

“When the government becomes involved in health care, it always becomes politicalized.” – James Lansberry, Samaritan Ministries

One of the leading Bioethicist, professor Peter Singer from Princeton, has said “the person unable to feed himself has no right to life”. (Which means he would recommend all disabled kids and elderly people who cannot feed themselves should be left to starve. I thought the study of ethics meant knowing right from wrong? Maybe not at Princeton.)

70% of men are not grown up by age 30, up from 30% in 1960. (Newsweek article on that here.)

“Adults have a Biblical duty to take care of their elderly parents.” (Exodus 20:12, Eph. 6:2)

Health sharing ministires, like Samaritan Ministries, are exempt from the new Obama health care bill.

“Physicians should be chosen that have like minded principles.” Proverbs 13:20 – Dr. Mo Gill

“To cause death for the purpose of relieving pain and suffering are never biblically acceptable.”

“The family is the primary agency responsible for the care of its won (1 Tim. 5:8), but the church must be intimately involved in ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of the family. (James 5:13-16)” – Dr. Mo Gill

Any compromise on the abortion issue is unbiblical.

Norma McCorvey (Roe from Roe v. Wade) became a believer in 1995, repented of her sin, stated she was no longer a lesbian and in 2005 “petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 decision, arguing that the case should be heard again in light of evidence that the procedure harms women, but that petition was denied.” (Interesting how the Lord works, isn’t it? This was big news in 1995, but I must have been too young or didn’t care as an unbeliever, to notice it.)

There have been many cases where doctors convinced family member that the patient was brain dead (when they were not clinically brain dead) simply to harvest their organs. Many organs must be taken out while the patient is alive to be transplanted. The death certificate simply says “heart failure” if they take the heart, “lung failure” when taking the lungs, etc. Therefore if you have selected to be an organ donor on your drivers license, you should be aware of this.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) fertilizes multiple eggs, chooses the “most viable” embryo, then either kills or freezes the rest. Usually there is no mention to the patient of this last part. Freezing them eventually kills them as they decay over time. In other countries like the U.K., they can only fertilize 2 eggs and both must be implanted.

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a huge player in the Eugenics movement of the early 1900s and wanted every women to have access to the birth control pill. Here are some of her most troubling quotes:

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds,” she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921

“More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon

“[Because of birth control], child slavery, prostitution, feeble mindedness, physical deterioration,
hunger, oppression and war will disappear from the earth. There will come a Plato who will be
understood, a Socrates who will drink no hemlock, and a Jesus who will not die upon the cross.
These and the race that is to be in America await upon a motherhood that is to be sacred because
it is free.” {Margaret Sanger. Woman and the New Race . Brentanos, 1922, page 161}

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1 Grateful for Grace July 21, 2010 at 2:28 am

Very, very interesting. Ms. Sanger’s quotes are terrifying, really.

I’m so glad a group took a stand for life and family in such an inspiring and godly way.

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2 Cindi July 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I am an organ donor and no I was not aware of those tactics. But it is still the family’s choice to remove life support in the event of that situation coming into play…so maybe my family who is making the final decision should be aware of this.

Does Sanger have Hitler in her family lineage?

It doesn’t shock me the IVF statistics, our country breeds a disposable society.

McCorvey…Isn’t is simply amazing how God will use the most radical people to share His message and show the world His mercy and grace.

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