I BEGGED YOU FOR MY LIFE, BUT YOU COULDN'T HEAR ME
April 1, 1987 Issue
By Tony Denton
A 1980 statistic declares that there were more than one million babies aborted each year then. That was six years ago. In reference to abortion we are reminded of David's words: "My frame was NOT HIDDEN from You, when I was made in secret, & skillfully wrought in them lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance BEING YET UNFORMED. And in Your book they all were written, THE DAYS fashioned for me, when as YET THERE WERE NONE OF THEM" (PS 139:15,16).
Why has much of this come about? HUMANISM! Webster's New Dictionary of 1984 defines humanism: "An attitude or system of thought asserting the primacy (superiority) of man over metaphysical or abstract principals." In other words, they do not believe in the supernatural (God)! Their second manifesto states: "The right to birth control, abortion & divorce should be recognized" p. 18. The same dictionary says, "Abort...(freq. or aboriri, to die...). That is exactly what it is--murder! Beverly LaHaye said, "Abortion is the first act of violence (and the last) that a baby will experience from the hands of an adult" (I Am A Woman By Gods Design" p. 36 Great Book).
My cousin (Debbie Exum of Florence, S.C.) who has four children of her own whom she loves much wrote the following poem on "An Aborted Child ."
"AN ABORTED CHILD"
MOMMY, YOU DON'T KNOW ME,
YOU NEVER SAW MY FACE,
FOR WHEN I WAS ALL SAFE AND WARM,
THEY TOOK ME FROM MY PLACE.
YOUR ARMS WILL BE SO EMPTY,
THE HOUSE SO STILL AND QUIET,
AND YEARS THAT SHOULD BE CHERISHED,
ARE BURIED IN THE NIGHT.
ILL NEVER CLIMB UP IN YOUR LAP,
OR SING A SONG WITH YOU,
WELL NEVER GET TO SAY GOODNIGHT,
OR WHISPER, I LOVE YOU.
YOU NEVER HEARD MY SILENT CRY,
OR FELT THE SURGEONS KNIFE,
BUT WHILE YOU SLEPT SO PEACEFULLY,
I BEGGED YOU FOR MY LIFE.
IT REALLY WASN'T FAIR YOU SEE,
I HAD SO MUCH TO GIVE,
THE LEAST YOU COULD HAVE DONE FOR ME,
WAS JUST TO LET ME LIVE.
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