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Q:

Our daughter is only 17, and just told us she's pregnant. The father isn't even in the picture, and we're wondering if she ought to just go ahead and have an abortion. I know you'd probably be against it, but what choice does she have?


A:

I sincerely hope and pray that you and your daughter will not decide to end the life of the little child who is growing inside her right now. Yes, what she has done is wrong in God’s eyes — but two wrongs don’t make a right. While an abortion might seem like the easy way out for you and your daughter, it would be wrong, and in the long run she would live to regret it.

Life is sacred (even life in the womb), and is a gift from God that we must take very seriously. I know abortion is common today, and I’m afraid this has dulled our senses and caused us to ignore its consequences. But God sees things differently from us, and we turn our backs on Him at our peril. I often think of God’s words to Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5).

Admittedly, the months ahead won’t be easy if your daughter carries her baby to full term. But every year thousands of childless couples are disappointed in their search for a baby to adopt, and I hope you and your daughter will prayerfully consider this option.

In addition, urge your daughter to look beyond the present situation, and to put her life and her future into Christ’s hands. God loves her, and He wants to forgive her and help her rebuild her life on a solid foundation of faith.

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6 Comments

  1. mary says:

    Never Never abort a human life i did and i will regret it and ask for forgiveness the rest of my life and pray everyday that GOD HEARS ME I AM SO SORRY FOR WHAT I DID PLEASE PLEASE LORD FORGIVE ME!!!

  2. s.h. says:

    I had one. Regret is a tough feeling its more than a word. I think about that baby constantly. I too like Nichole am unable to conceive. Who am I to say “now I'm ready to have a baby”? Lord I know you forgive me, but why can't I?

  3. Nichole says:

    Please, please, I urge you to look to what God's word says. Children are a gift from God, and I so regret having an abortion when I was 24. I still don't know why I did it and I have not been able to have children since. I should have trusted God.

  4. Jay says:

    I was on the other side – I was a young man who was dating a woman who I impregnated. She had an abortion (which I encouraged). That was in 1987, and I still regret it to this day.Blessings to you and yours.

  5. Sue says:

    I had an abortion at the age of 21, I can honestly say the consequences in what it cost was more than I could pay with the infection it set up, female problems all my life and I have never been able to give birth to anything I felt I was called to!

  6. Sue says:

    This happened in my family also and the father of the child passed away in an accident but my niece kept the baby and is happy, now working full time and she's become closer to God also. I pray this will happen with n with your daughter also.