Though it is difficult even to report or give a link to it, last week a mother in New Jersey set her newborn child on fire and left her in the middle of a road. A neighbor who witnessed it rightly called it a “nightmare.” Those who are reporting on it are calling it “disturbing” and “shaking the community.” Residents have begun to assemble a makeshift memorial to the baby girl.
Sadly, so few see that this very scene is happening 4000 times a day in communities all across our land. Mothers, with either the support of or acting out of the neglect from the fathers, are burning or cutting their little boys and girls to death. Yet because it happens in the womb instead of a few minutes after birth, far too many people in our land do not recognize the nightmare all around us.
So it is vital as we enter this week of the forty-second anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that we continue to erect a memorial to this tragedy so that this disturbing practice will be brought to an end. I believe that one day it inevitably will be.
A number of years ago, I heard Dr. Rich […]