An Interesting Quiz
How would you respond in these situations?
1. A preacher and his wife are very, very poor. They
already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she’s
pregnant with the 15th. They’re living in tremendous
poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive
world population, would you consider recommending she
get an abortion?
2. The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has
TB. Of their four children, the first is blind, the
second has died, the third is deaf, the fourth has TB.
She finds she’s pregnant again. Given this extreme
situation, would you consider recommending abortion?
3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and she’s
now pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider
4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She’s not married.
Her fiancé is not the father of the baby, and
he’s upset. Would you recommend abortion?
In the first case, you would have killed John Wesley,
one of the great evangelists in the 19th century. In
the second case, you would have killed Beethoven. In
the third case, you would have killed Ethel Waters,
the great black gospel singer. If you said yes to the
fourth case, you would have declared the murder of Jesus
God is the author of life, and He has givenevery single
individual supreme value. Each life—whether inside
or outside the womb—should therefore be valued
by us. God knows the plans He has for each individual
and has written in His book all the days ordained for
us before one of them came to be. When we presume to
know better than God who should be given life, we are
putting ourselves in the place of God and are guilty