A case for abortion: A young husband, wife had kids 10, 8, 6, all in school. He had his own business until a year ago when it failed. The economy took a deep plunge and with it his business went. He had creditors and those who owed him money. The chances of getting that money was near zero.

If there had been health insurance now that was a distant dream. All bank accounts had also reached zero. To compound all this, the baby that was coming was about to make its appearance a bit past six months gestation. Had the family known of the hospitalizations, the decision may have been easy. No insurance, no job, but they chose to not abort — it never was a choice. On day two after the birth that boy was taken home. That was 1932. I thank every day I had compassionate parents.

George Lampron

Rockingham

(25) comments

Driller

Bishopsboy I didn't say there is no hope for kids that are abused. As I said before don't say foster care is the answer. For every kid you know that has been lucky enough to get into a loving home there are dozens that have very bad results even in foster care and slip through the cracks.. The sad part of your argument is even though everything in your perfect world would be great, the funding to help these children have a good life is not there. You say you can't see any situation to have an abortion what about incest or the life of the mother?

Programmer

Mr. Lampron, glad you are with us and thanks for sharing your story.

sbsheridan

A very moving letter. There are thousands of stories like this -- each with different circumstances and different resolutions. Each deserves our prayers; may God welcome you into his house.

bishopsboy

Dear Susan, do you care to elaborate on what you mean by different resolutions?

prodigalson

Well Mufalme Bishop, since MS Sheridan won’t elaborate, I’ll take a crack at it. I assume that the other “resolution” that she refers to is abortion, which, the right to which she apparently believes is enshrined in the first amendment to the constitution.

paulgarber

I was wondering last evening about George's opinion letter that US involvement in WWI was OK but not in WWII. Call it coincidence. Anyway, less incendiary is cool.

BoDuke319

Whew. Good letter.

bishopsboy

Dear Mr. Lampron, thankfully you had loving parents instead of selfish ones. Most of the liberal posters here would have murdered you without remorse.

prodigalson

Amen Mufalme Bishop! Thank God that George’s parents weren’t liberals. They would, indeed, have murdered him before he was born, or in the case of today’s Demokkkrats (Governor Ralph Northam being one prime example), even after he was born.

GWead

Thanks, prodigal & bboy, for demonstrating your usual jerking-of-knee that makes it so difficult to discuss issues rationally. You haven't the least idea what any woman, no matter her politics, has to contend with in facing a crisis such as Lampron describes. You throw "murder" around as if you own God's insight.

bishopsboy

Dear GW, that's the trite comment baby killers always give. There's not much to discuss regarding murder. Try learning about sacrificial love - apparently, you don't know what it means.

sbsheridan

Absolutely! Because all Democrats and liberals murder their offspring, right? I wonder why there are still so many of them.

GWead

Spare me the holiness, bb. You have no more idea of my sacrifices or beliefs than you do of the anguish abortion poses for women on both sides of the issue. It is a terrible issue, and as usual you approach it by making arrogant judgments of what you cannot understand about people you cannot know. It's true you never argue well, but where's the love you seem to expect from others?

GWead

Clearly I am not as holy aa thou, bb, so I don't find it as easy to judge what I cannot know about people I do not know.

bishopsboy

Dear Susan, no one said you left-wingers murder all your babies.

GWead

Whoops. Sent both versions. Please take your choice.

prodigalson

MS Sheridan, when you condone abortion, you condone cold blooded murder. It’s as simple as that. There is really no way for you to spin it. You can call it a “clump of cells”, you can call it a “tissue mass”, or any other name that helps you rationalize it, but the truth of the matter is that the act of abortion is the purposeful taking of a precious human life. That’s not an opinion. That’s a cold, hard, scientific fact.

bishopsboy

Dear GW, I fully understand that murderers sometimes regret their actions and experience anguish and suffering because of them. Good. They should. That’s the first step toward redemption. However, redemption also requires repentance and seeking forgiveness from God. Consequently, simply feeling bad and still clinging to abortion as a legitimate option for a difficult circumstance will garner no sympathy from me. I don’t want anyone to suffer judgement or go to the Lake of Fire, but those who flip God the middle finger by aborting their babies and refusing to repent deserve it. That human life inside the woman’s womb belongs to God, not her. That's just the way it is.

GWead

Sympathy? No, I wouldn't expect that from you. Your game, your rules. You send those who don't agree with you into Lakes of Fire. Their babies belong only to God, but their mothers must bear them. My God wants me to seek a relief from the anguish of abortion and to try to alleviate the social disparities that foment it. I think that throwing rocks at assumed sinners requires more self-satisfaction than good aim.

bishopsboy

Dear GW, spare me the bb is a judgmental self-righteous a-hole card. Some issues require bluntness and abortion is one of them. I’m not your judge and don’t want to be but I’m not to go to he!! for not voicing strong opposition to abortion. You do as you wish.

bishopsboy

Dear GW, if you took to time to understand me, you’d see that I only want the best for you. My sincere hope is that God redeems you and fills your life with overflowing blessings - the same thing I hope for myself and everyone else.

Driller

Bishopsboy I'm glad to see Mr. Lampron is here, but his post doesn't tell you he was born during the Great Depression. I'm sure it never entered your mind or if you even know what the Great Depression was. You, as many on this post just automatically claim the people that have abortions are liberals. How do you know this? At that time the rift between liberals and conservatives was not nearly as big a deal as it is today, they were just worried about feeding their families. You evidently don't realize abortion clinics weren't readily accessible, many abortions were done in back alleys and many pregnant women died. I'm sure there was as many conservative women as they were liberal women, A lot of people had between 3 and 10 kids to help them on the farm. They needed help to work the farm and having children was a way to keep more workers, to help out. In most cases it wasn't a matter of being a loving parent, many were just trying to survive. You are always claiming people that have abortions are murderers, I don't believe in abortion as a way of birth control, but you don't know the situation of many of the women. I'll give you something to think about, which is worse having an abortion when you know you are not capable of being a good parent or having a baby that roams the streets without supervision, stealing, doing drugs, selling drugs etc. Don't say foster care or adoption is the answer, many children find loving homes , but many are abused and are moved from household to household. Many of your politicians, like you, rail against abortion but don't want to fund and help these kids. Before criticizing do some research on history and try to know what you are talking about. You would say most liberal posters would have murdered babies without remorse, How do you know this? Use your brain to think about these situations, rather than spouting out things you know nothing about.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, I can’t imagine a worse situation than murdering a child for purely selfish reasons. No situation you mentioned above justifies killing one. I agree that everyone including you and I could do more to hold parents accountable for good parenting and to ensure that all children have their basic needs met. Doing so means confronting one’s own selfishness. When are you willing to start?

Driller

bishopsboy You can't see any situation justifies an abortion, I'm not defending abortions but I am trying to show you there is a lot of bad results for the children that are raised with little or no supervision, You never answered my question is it better for them to have been aborted or to be raised doing drugs, selling drugs, stealing, being abused, selling themselves, and going hungry. You are proving my point that not all people are equipped to be good parents.Tell me how you want to hold parents accountable? Maybe in your perfect world, holding people accountable is possible but in the real world and I've had this to happen to me, parents will tell you to mind your own business this is my child. I don't know how old you are, but in your fairyland world your suggestions may be possible but in the real world they are a pipe dream. Rather than condemning these people without knowing their situation try understand what they are going through. Is it they are thinking of only themselves but are also thinking of what is to come of the child. They like you and me will have to answer to God for their actions.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, I did answer your question: no abortion is justified. I realize that some children are going to be abused and my heart goes out them. However, I can't believe it would be better to kill them through abortion than to help them survive and overcome the abuse. You seem to think there is no hope for an abused child. I disagree. I know several children who were in the foster care system due to neglect and abuse who were later adopted by the foster parents and given a good home and a good life - a good life they would have been cheated out of had they been aborted.

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