A Wife Loved Like The Church

When green goes too far

Posted on: September 18, 2008

I keep up with the blog Keeper of the Home. Her most recent post was in regards to an article about women who aren’t having children because having children isn’t “green”. In fact, one woman, Tori, chose to abort her child so as to “save the planet” and not further “burden the world”.

Ok, I’m no rocket scientist, but come on people. Seriously, killing a child so you can be green? I’m not really seeing the logic in that one. Alright, sure, people take up space, they use up resources. But, can’t you just as easily teach your children to be mindful and respectful of the world God has bestowed upon them? Hmm, part of me thinks that Tori never stopped to consider that, thanks to her mom going through with her own birth, she can make such ridiculous and selfish decisions. I mean, really, if we’re going to be that concerned about the effects of humans on the planet why don’t we all just leave now?

I’m all for green. I honestly believe that God has made us stewards of the world. I honestly believe that it is my duty as a child of God to ensure that I maintain and preserve the earth. But absolutely no way is aborting helpless children green. It is selfish, hateful and frankly, utterly disgusting.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:3-5 ESV

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16 ESV

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