Late Term Abortion in Albuquerque

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If you know our family you know that we are relentlessly passionate about adoption. By God’s grace we’ve been chosen to bring 5 kids into our home that needed the loving care of a mother and father. One of the things you may not know in our story is that we have adopted triplet boys from a teenage mother who was encouraged to abort. If you take a step back and look at things from a worldly perspective she had every reason to follow the doctor’s instructions to terminate. She had no job, the boyfriend who got her pregnant was not willing to claim paternity and she was pregnant with identical triplet boys – 1 of which had a medical complication that risked her life and the life of his sibling brothers. Caleb was the triplet that posed the threat both to the mother, Cameron and Christian. At 25 weeks the situation turned critical. The doctors told her that she must either abort Caleb to save herself and the siblings, or they could do an emergency c-section and hope that the medical advancements of this age could sustain the lives of the boys. Well, as you know by now she chose to preserve the life of everyone. One of the most resounding statements she made, while interviewing Sherry and I for the adoption, was “I wanted all of my boys to have a fighting chance…” It was just that  – it was “fighting.” On multiple occasions within Caleb’s 7+ months at the hospital she was called in because he “wasn’t going to make it through the night.” He’s a fighter and will always be a fighter.  Some may say that his quality of life has been compromised (he has many special needs because of his prematurity and various medical complications), but everyone’s quality of life is compromised because of SIN… his life here may be challenging, but the reality is that it’s better than no life here at all. I thank God that she chose life… those boys light up my world.

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These boys were born at 25 weeks, you can see their weights right there (yes that’s not a typo he didn’t even weigh a pound… only 13oz – to date he is the smallest baby to ever survive from Pres). Abortion at this timeframe is legal in New Mexico… Think about this for a second. The picture you are seeing when they were first born is a picture of what they would have looked like in the womb – a few hours before that picture was taken they could have been aborted – what makes it wrong when it’s outside the womb?

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Here is another on of sons, Declan  – a few weeks back we called a planned parenthood giving them his diagnosis (Arthrogryposis) as it was at 36 weeks, telling them Sherry was 36 weeks pregnant. They told us they would help align the timing so they could “take care of it.” We will probably not abolish abortion (this side of heaven) but if you live in Albuquerque you can do something about late term ones… Go vote. – keep in mind he was born at 32 weeks.

Here is a video of someone going into the main abortion clinic in Albuquerque… this needs to stop.  –

Last if you’ve had an abortion know that we don’t hate you, we LOVE you – there is forgiveness in Jesus and he wants you to be comforted. Talk to us, we’d love to comfort you. 

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7 comments
davidzarikta
davidzarikta

Killing a living being is a poor choice of birth control.  

SkyBlueJackson
SkyBlueJackson

First of all, I am led to believe that you are man, yes? I think, have a woman (a woman who isn't a Christian) write the same article and it will sound much different. A woman has the right to do what she wants with her body. You, as a man, couldn't possibly understand the sorrow of being DENIED your right to make your own life and CHOOSE when to become a mother. The father of your triplets is an asshole. Men in this situation need to step up and claim responsibility - it shouldn't just be the woman's problem. Also, SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. If you're going to use the love of Jesus as your argument, legally (supposedly, anyway) it is invalid. Try a different approach. It is a difficult issue, I admit. I am pro-abortion, but even I don't know where to stand when it comes to late term abortions like this one.

Get some women making the laws for once and problems like this would look a LOT different.

VivBennettCohan
VivBennettCohan

When people look at you Brian, they see the heart of God. 

RachaelJean
RachaelJean

This is down right sickening! Just because some people view this method of murdering a child as ethical doesn't mean it is. There are a lot of sick people in this world that live their lives by no law at all, they have no conscience or morals. We cannot allow those types of people to dictate how the rest of us are to live. A child deserves to live whether it's mother or doctor feels it does or does not. The choice is up to God to decide when a person dies, not a sick deranged human being!

Jaclyn_B
Jaclyn_B

@SkyBlueJackson CHOOSING to become a mother should be when a woman is READY to become a mother.  Until then, if she's not ready to take on that responsibility of motherhood, she's obviously not ready for sex, and obviously not responsible enough to understand her cycle and/or birth control.  Furthermore, a woman's right to do what she wishes to HER body is one thing, but killing a body that's inside of it brings it out of the realm of "her" body... the BABY inside her should have rights as well. 

kellymdunn
kellymdunn

@SkyBlueJackson  just to respond to one comment you made, if there is separation of church and state, why were churches voting sites??????  I am extremely pro-life.  If you aren't prepared to be a mother, DO NOT have intercourse!!  The sexual pleasure is you being selfish and not willing to accept the consequences.  It's God's decision when lives are taken from this earth. 

BryanLopez
BryanLopez

@SkyBlueJackson Thanks for writing.  While yes I am a man you clearly misread my article. The triplet's bio mother was given the choice to abort. I was simply stating the fact that she didn't and our boys who were 25 weeks at birth have strived and thrived well. Their lives aren't perfect, they have some medical problems but I am certain that their life is better off now than it being non-existent. 

Let me ask you a question. If I wanted to abort my triplets a few minutes after they were born would it have been wrong? What makes it different when they are out of the womb when either way it was 25 weeks? 

Part of what I am getting at is this. There has to be an objective moral authority. Something that exists outside your subject thoughts and my subjective thoughts - and even the presuppositional moralistic nuances of modern society. Social convention cannot be a determinate for moral value. What happens when one society trumps another society and says it's okay and even good to kill all those who are not white with blue eyes. Is it okay just because they made it law? Why or why not?