Love Babies and Let Them Live

Antun Lisec
Reproduced with Permission

Children are our happiness and hope. They enrich our life and make it more meaningful. They are our legacy to the world. For their sake, we make sacrifices.

Children are in need of our love and protection, especially when they are at such a tender age - too young and little to be born. By loving them, we grow and we develop tenderness, nobility and sincerity.

Children help to create peace, in our hearts, in our families and in the world.

Jesus speaks to us in the Holy Scriptures:

"No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: and the body more than the raiment?

Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they?

And which of you by taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin.

But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these.

And if the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, God doth so clothe: how much more you, O you of little faith?

Be not solicitous therefore, saying, What shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things.

Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof." (Matthew 6:24-34)

An unborn baby is granted the best home: beneath his mother's heart. He asks for very little: food which comes through its mother's blood.

The difference between an unborn child and one which has been born lies only in his place of lodging. But, what makes a man is that which he nurtures within himself, and not where he dwells.

For that reason, disregarding the fact of how babies are conceived or the surrounding circumstances, or whether or not they are wanted, or whether or not the mother and the unborn child are healthy, you should always love babies and let them live.

If you think that right now you do not have enough love in your heart to give a new child, you can obtain it. Love is a decision. So make the decision that you will love the new child and, behold, that love will already be there.

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While taking Depo-Provera, implants, different postcoital means, etc., fertilization also occurs and such means automatically kill babies. Jesus said: "Truly, I say to you: whenever you did this to one of the least, of these my brothers, you did it to Me." (Matthew 25:40 ).

Therefore, since these tiny newly-conceived babies are the "least" of our brothers and sisters, what we do to them is what we do to Jesus.

What a Baby Looks Like Before Birth

The life of a human being starts at the moment of conception, that is, with the joining of a live male and a live female sex cell.

The baby is already alive from the moment of fertilization. This is a fact substantiated by its metabolism, its growth, development, the multiplication of the cells, and so on. Whether it is a boy or a girl has already been determined from the first cell "zygote" - which makes up the child's body - as is the color of his eyes and his hair, the functioning of his organs, and many elements of his character.

The newly-conceived child is the most worthy creature of the entire universe in the smallest quantity of matter. None of us has been either an egg or a sperm, but everyone has had as his body a first cell "zygote". 

Conception takes place most frequently in the Fallopian tube, approximately two weeks prior to the absence of the menstruation. If everything is well, the baby moves from there into the womb and nests there within seven or ten days. In a rare cases, the baby implants itself outside the womb.

The eighteenth day after fertilization - that is, in less than a week after the absence of expected menstruation - the baby's heart is so developed that it starts beating, and three to four days afterwards, it starts circulating its own blood through its own blood vessels.

At three weeks the cortex of the brain is present and has been observed. The first movements of the child are present naturally within its first cell - the zygote. But, at five and a half weeks after fertilization, it can move its tiny head. At six weeks, the baby practices gymnastics with its hands and legs. The mother can feel the movements at a later stage, that is, after 16 to 21 weeks of pregnancy.

At its 6 weeks of age, if instruments touch the baby's nose or mouth, he will move his head. An electroencephalogram (EEG) was done in the 6th week, but electrical activity had existed prior to this: in each living cell, and in the first cell "zygote".

 An ECG (heart scan) was done on the 45th day, and recently even earlier, though the heart actually starts beating much sooner.

At 8 weeks the child makes a fist, has the hiccups, sleeps and wakes up. When the palm is touched, its little fingers curl up and gather them into a fist.

At ten weeks it develops finger prints which remain for its' entire life.

At eleven weeks the baby is as big as our thumb. Then, and even earlier, it looks just like we do only on smaller scale. It is so clever that it places itself its little thumb into its mouth and sucks it. It reacts to sounds so that exterior noise can wake it up.

Dr. Lilley used a camera in order to record baby's twitching when it was touched by a needle. The 11-week old baby in the womb was exposed to sound signals several times before being touched. The baby learned that pain followed the sound, therefore started to twitch at the sound signals.

The Consequences of Killing of an Unborn Child:

1. The Loss of the Child.

2. Physical Trauma of Abortion for the Mother (some can even be fatal):an injury to the cervix, a penetration of the womb, an injury to the intestine and other abdominal organs, an inflammation of the womb, Fallopian tubes, abdominal cavity, sepsis (intoxication of blood), thromboembolism (blood clot blocking of a blood vessel); impassable Fallopian tubes, infertility, disorderly bleeding from the uterus, endometriosis, a frequent occurrence of ectopic pregnancies, scars and narrowing of the cervix, a greater frequency of miscarriage, and inclination to a premature delivery, prolonged labour, placenta praevia, atony of the womb, isoimmunization, insufficiency of the placenta, an increased perinatal mortality etc.

All other sorts of killings of the unborn children, abortifacient, contraception and sterilization, also cause many different bad consequences for those who use them.

3. Psychological Trauma.Depression, guilt, grief, regret, insomnia, nightmares, an outburst of excitement, frustration, a loss of self-respect, psychological self-destruction, absence of emotions, pessimism, a loss of the self-esteem. Often a breakdown in communications with others, both with the spouse and children. There could appear acute psychotic and schizophrenic reactions, affective psychosis (depression), memory loss, difficulty in concentration, loss of interest in former activities and in people in general, an inclination to dependency disorders, dramatic changes in personality and an inclination to frequent crying.

Similar symptoms also appear among fathers and others who participated in the killing (pharmacists, doctors, nurses, journalists, politicians, "friends" etc.). They need to be prayed for and helped to return to the merciful God Who perseveringly waits for their conversion. God is the only One Who can give them the fullness of peace, joy and healing.

4. Consequences within the Family. With the above mentioned trauma in the parents, it is obvious that they lead to a disharmony amongst other family members. A loss of motivation, emotional coolness, disappointment and other neurotic or psychotic frame of mind caused by an abortion, often reflects on their own living children.

5. Consequences at the Workplace: sick-leave, loss of the motivation at work, bad work habits, lack of social interaction, etc.

6. Consequences For Society.Society in general would be much happier if none of its members were wounded by the trauma of abortion. The physical and psychological illnesses of every individual reflect on society. The killing of unborn children leads to a low birth rate. Haven't you noticed a child who has no playmates on his street or in his home, because his peers were killed off before they were born? Even if the child finds somebody to play with, it would not be a game but a "make-believe game". There are not even enough kids for one, let alone for two football teams to play a real game. So where is the future of those who renounce children?

7. Killing of Unborn Children is in Conflict with Ethics.

The Fifth Commandment of God is: "You shall not kill"! When a physician is admitted to the medical profession, he takes the Geneva formulation of the Hippocratic oath: "I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the moment of fertilization....I made these promises solemnly, freely, and upon my honor."

Many countries have introduced punishments to prevent the destruction of over 300 endangered species. If one kills a sparrow or a nightingale egg, or if one destroys an ant's nest in the forest, etc., whether or not one values or does not value these species, one can be punished.

So Let Babies Live!