Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Person is a Person No Matter How Small

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139: 13-14

We had our second doctor's appt today and got to hear the heartbeat. It was so amazing to hear it. There really is a baby in there! So weird. We found out we can record the hearbeat if we bring a recorder which fits into a 3mm audio jack, if we had only known you all could have heard it too.

After hearing the heartbeat and reading every week about how the baby is developing, I can't but help but think about abortion. NO, I am not considering abortion! It is just that in the United States one can have an abortion up until the viability of the pregnacy, somewhere around 24 weeks (link). And most abortions are performed before 12 weeks and I am currently 12 weeks 6 days. I've been thinking about how our baby has developed and it's so sad to me that little lives are discarded so easily. God has uniquly designed each one of us. He made us discinct in our mothers womb, not after our mothers gave birth. Our baby at over 12 weeks not only has a beating heart, a face, an almost formed body, and organs that are developed, but our baby also has a soul, a relationship with God and a personality. What is the defining moment of life? Birth? A heartbeat? Conception? Jeremiah 1:4-5 "The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart'" God considers termination of life at any point, murder. (Exodus 20:13, 21:22-23)

"A person is a person no matter how small."

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree.. glad you are savoring the moments and enjoying carrying your special little baby.