Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sanctity of Human Life Week

Sanctity of Human Life Week
Sanctity of Human Life Week is January 18th through the 25th.

I am re-posting the following to remind us of our need to defend the life of the unborn.


Pastora was a young Ye'kwana woman who had gone into labor. After 36 hours, she had still not delivered and was beginning to run a fever. I went in and checked on her, but I could tell things were not quite right with the labor. After asking many questions, she admitted she had not felt the baby kick or move for at least 3 days. I could not hear a heart beat.

We began to monitor her and planned to call the plane for a medical evac the next morning as she was running a fever, most likely from an infection due to the death of her unborn child. However, in the night, the child was delivered. A beautiful little girl, perfectly formed and of a good size, but dead at birth. I could also see why Pastora had an infection as the child had been dead a few days. I delivered the child and placed her in a metal basin.

We had not lived among the Ye'kwana very long at this time and I was not sure how to proceed or culturally how we should dispose of the baby. I asked her brother in law what we should do. Imagine my surprise and shock when he took the basin with the dead child outside and gave it to the dogs! The hungry dogs of the village began to fight for the meal and soon nothing remained.

I was abhorred! Appalled! Disgusted! How barbaric! How inhuman! How primitive! How could I understand such a people!?!?! How could I ever love them? I wanted to scream and shake and yell out my disgust! I was sick to my stomach!

Then I realized... my own culture, my own people do something much worse and much more barbaric, and we assume ourselves to be educated, enlightened, cultured, civilized! We have the understanding of science and we have used to to our 'advantage'. We can 'choose' to end the life of an unwanted child at any time. This 'right' is even upheld by our courts.

Sure, we are too advanced to throw the corpse of a child to the dogs, a child that died in the womb, a child wanted by her mother. We would never do such a thing! But... we would end the life of an unborn child if the mother finds it to be inconvenient. We would then dispose of the child in a scientific, hygienic manner and pat ourselves on the back for being so superior to other primitive cultures which would deny this right for a mother to choose whether to keep the child or dispose of it.

Yes, dress the doctor up in a white lab coat, it makes all the difference! One is the picture of depraved humanity at it's most primitive while the other is enlightened science at its most evolved.

But, which is the more evil?


p'slifegoeson said...

So sad isn't it? And often times abortions are used as a form of birth control. What a shame.

Brenda said...

As Christians we need to keep this issue before the world. We are the only ones who can do this. At the same time, we need to help women who have been victimized by abortion, lead to believe it was the right thing then spend a lifetime of anguish lamenting the "choice" they made. I deal with these women a lot and my heart goes out to them, they never really get over it.

~K~ said...

I think that it is wrong to take an innocent life, and I believe life starts at conception.

Your true life story is more about a death at birth or while in utero. I think that human life is sacred and after death there should be some's body should not be fed to the dogs! :::shuddering at the thought:::

We have heard of tales of aborted babies found in the hospital dumpster...pretty sad...

Jungle Mom said...

brenda, You are right. God is merciful and will forgive all. Many of these women have been convinced that their baby is not a human life and it is not until after wards they realize the gravity. My anger is at the establishment for promoting this false hood.

redneck preacher said...

The criminal behavior of doctors and nurses who know the baby is a real baby and still go ahead with the murder is just that. Murder. The main accomplices would be the teacher who refuses to teach the truth and the planned parenthood worker who counsels with deception.


Kathy said...

I read a book once (well, I didn't finish it because I got mad) about "Christian" women who "HAD" to get an abortion. Come to find out, each and every one felt inconvenienced by the pregnancy, knew they should have used birth control but didn't, and so they "HAD" to get an abortion. It was hard to read. I heard that there was a well attended anti-abortion rally in D.C. today. It's not getting big coverage--wonder why?!

Tammy said...

Excellent post. I would like to link this on my blog, if you don't mind.

Jungle Mom said...

tammy, Of course!

Pam said...

May I snag and post this entire thing on my blog?

Mrs. C said...


But all you wrote is the truth and I thank you for it. Would like to borrow this post as well with proper linkage.

Bob said...

Hi Rita,
Thanks for the post. I hope things are going well for you in your new mission.