For the past several weeks the nation has been focused and absorbed with the George Zimmerman trial. This trial ended on 7/13/13 when a “Not Guilty” verdict was rendered by the jury after much evidence and testimony was presented in the courtroom. Another trial was also occurring this past week involving an unborn child who was facing the death penalty for the cultural violation of having an extra chromosome.
On Monday 7/8/13 I received an email originating from a church in VA stating “There is a couple in another state who have contacted an adoption agency looking for a family to adopt their Downs Syndrome unborn baby. If a couple has not been found by today they plan to abort the baby.” http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/266187/158/Church-Flooded-With-Calls-To-Adopt I immediately called the church, and I was overwhelmed with joy to hear that 100’s of people had already called to adopt this child, and the phones had not stopped ringing! I immediately thanked God for this incredible outpouring of love for the most precious, priceless gift God has given us – LIFE. This unborn child had committed no crime but had been targeted for termination for not meeting the criteria of “normal and healthy” by a culture that classifies certain unborn children as “defective” and eliminates them.