Excitement rippled through the country a few days ago as the National Zoo announced a rare event: the birth of twin Panda Bear cubs. News outlets from coast to coast featured the details about the birth, even offering a Panda Cam for those who wanted to observe the newborns. The cam was so popular, it crashed at one point.
Although the zoo had suspected an impending birth, they were “ecstatic” about the delivery of twins, a rare event for this endangered species. Zoo officials gushed about the delivery as the staff flew into mother mode to help Mama Panda keep her babies alive. Sadly, one of the babies died yesterday.
Everyone seems to love Pandas. I know I do.
But wait. Look at this newborn Panda.
It is nearly hairless, covered with wispy fur. It is pink and weighs about 3-5 ounces. The newborn is compared to the size of an adult mouse. It doesn’t look much like a Panda.
It looks—dare I say it—similar to a human fetus.
A human baby of 14-16 weeks gestation weighs 3.5 ounces and is covered with soft downy hair. At this point in utero, the baby hears, sleeps, and even dreams. She can grasp with her hands, kick, and do somersaults.
Yet at 14-16 weeks gestation and even older, this human baby is at risk for a nightmarish experience. It is at risk for being pulled apart, piece by piece, limb by limb. In anguish. In terror.
No Baby Cams to watch. Only heartless observers with a scalpel bent on abortion and the harvesting of human baby parts.
May God help us and may He deliver these innocents from torture.
Everyone does not love human babies. But I do. And so does the God Who created them.
Penny Wheeler says
Thank you for this post, Elaine. My prayer is that it will be seen by some of those who might be convicted about harvesting body parts and abortion. I always marvel at how compassionate some are to baby animals and yet have no regard for human life. May God have mercy on our nation.
Yes indeed, for we will need more than our share of mercy if we do not rise up as a nation and demand that this stop. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Penny.
Janet Grunst says
Very well stated, Elaine. Praying that God would open the eyes of those blinded by the atrocity of abortion.
Some seem to turn their heads and choose the blindness. It’s time we challenge all Christians to open their eyes and SEE. Thanks for commenting.
Debra Butterfield says
There are those who are blinded and those who choose to be blind. And like Janet said, God needs to open their eyes. One thing I’ve realized in the past week is that we as servants of Christ must speak out the message He gives us whether those we speak to hear our words or turn away. We do not know what words make take root in someone’s heart. We must simply be obedient to God’s call on our lives. He will tend to those around us. Thanks for speaking out, Elaine.
This is a time in our nation when we MUST speak out! I think of the people in Germany who turned away from Hitler’s atrocities. It reminds me of Proverbs 24: 10-12. Thanks for commenting, Deb.
Joan Hochstetler says
Amen, Elaine! If we stay silent and do nothing about this horror, we’re going to be justly judged.
Amen, back. These atrocities have gone too far and we cannot sit back and do nothing. Thanks for commenting.