Monday, February 4, 2008
Rescued Baby in Pangasinan
Read this blog entry of Dra. Amelyn R. Rafael MD from San Fabian, Pangasinan. This was sent to me by my sister.
The blog entry is entitled "Babies Are A Joy To Mommies But Not Always". (click on this link to view)
The baby in the picture above is the baby in the blog entry of Dra. Rafael.
What was the root cause of what happened in the story?
It is the way of thinking of the mom, the way of thinking that it was the only option left for her to do, plus her lack of love for her baby, that drove her to do that.
Would she still have done what she did if she had someone to counsel her and show her compassion? Would she still have done what she did if she had enough resources to take care of her baby? Would she still have done what she did if she knew she could find an adoptive home for her child?
This story is heartbreaking because of what the mom did to her baby, but it is also touching because the poor couple adopted the baby because of their compassion for him.
Let's be willing to help single moms in crisis pregnancies instead of pointing a condemning finger at them. Premarital sexual relations is a sin and should be confessed and repented of, but pregnancy itself is not a sin. Pregnancy is not a curse. Children are not a curse. A baby is not something to get rid of. A baby is not disposable. A baby is a human being, formed and fashioned in God's image.