Several weeks ago, a friend of mine made an excellent point. Marie was visiting from Norway, and came out to minister at the abortion clinic with us while she was in America. One morning as we were standing together on the sidewalk, she turned to me and said "You know what? It's sad how this culture is always talking about "being diverse" and "different", but they want to abort anyone who has special needs. Where's the diversity in that?" Wow. She's right.
What is diversity really about? A white arm, a brown arm? Flip-flops or heels? Baptist, Lutheran, or Presbyterian? Trucks or minivans? In a way we're all unique. Our shapes, sizes, thoughts, language, styles-our DNA. We live our own lives, similar, but different. We're all humans though, made in the image of God, by God, for God. And yes, that does include people with mental disorders, down syndrome, missing eyes, or autism. Right now, with all of us living on the planet, the world is diverse. It was made that way by God. It's good that we have variety. But when we take control and decide who can be included and who cannot, then we spoil the diversity that God created . Ninety percent of babies that have Down Syndrome are aborted. I am not sure what the exact percentage is of other disabled children that are aborted, but I know that it is a lot. Babies with special needs are targeted for abortion, big time. Because of this, we're losing a major contributing people group to our diversity.
During WWII, Hitler was not only on a mission to kill the Jews. He wanted "perfect" people, and he did not deem the disabled to make the cut. We are horrified to think that he starved, gassed, shot, and buried these people alive for the one reason-that they were special needs. But when we're told that thousands of babies are starved, poisoned, crushed, vacuumed and cut apart for the same reason, or any reason, we don't have the reaction that we should. The Nazi Holocaust may be over, but the Modern Day Holocaust of abortion is not. What will you choose to do about it?