"Complexity ain't what it's cracked up to be."
- T. Baker (Timbo) Bayly
Some people read Exodus 20 and, by faith, come away with Ten Commandments. Others come away with No Easy Choice, which is the title Ellen Painter Dollar has given her book justifying the decision she and her husband made to kill three of their unborn children diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). (Here's a good review by Kamilla Ludwig.)
Dollar has OI herself and knows what it means to suffer under this genetic defect. Genetic defects are hard for parents and their children to live with but they're no reason to murder the defective children.
Can we still say that today? Or is pointing out the wickedness of breaking the Sixth Commandment not allowed...when the lawbreaker who murdered the children is the children's mother? Is the horror of it so horrible that we can't state the horror of it?
Maybe it's not to be said when the murdered children are very very young? When the murderess herself suffers the same genetic defect that caused her to murder her children?
In that heaving bosom of a magazine, "Christianity Today", Dollar (who is pro-abortion and pro-sodomite marriage) writes: "Did my husband and I sin by having our embryos destroyed? I'm sure many would say the answer is clearly yes. But there is far more complexity than clarity in reproductive ethics."
The Sixth Commandment of God the Father Almighty is "Thou shalt not murder." Dollar writes a book of "narrative ethics" seeking to show how difficult a choice it is to murder very very little children who, through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), are found to be defective.
But can we shake ourselves awake, here? By faith it's an easy choice to love our children and give them life. My mother and father carried several genetic defects in their genes including color blindness, Cystic Fibrosis, and Hemophilia. And because of those defects and sickness, they lost three of their children before adulthood, raising two others to adulthood who had CF and Hemophilia.
Ten years ago my mother was visiting here in Bloomington and a young boy of our church talking with her asked whether she'd still have as many children? Mud didn't get what he was asking the first time, so he repeated his question, "If you were to do it over, would you still have as many children?"
Then she understood and gave him a faithful and obedient and easy response: "Yes!"
Dad and Mud knew their children were likely to have life-threatening genetic defects and they gave themselves to propogating a godly seed. They had faith and knew nothing would propagate a godly seed more thoroughly than suffering and death. They often said, "We were never as certain of our Father's love as when we walked away from the fresh grave of one of our children."
God forgive us for our faithlessness. Forgive us for denying the grace of suffering which is Your Fatherly blessing upon the sons you love. God forgive us for murdering our wee ones. For writing books justifying our murder of our wee ones. For buying and reading books by Molech worshipping men and women who claim the Name of Jesus Christ Who warned us, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 18:10).