Case #1: There’s a preacher and his wife who are very, very poor. They already have 14 children and now she finds out that she’s pregnant with the 15th. They’re living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending an abortion?
Case #2: The father is sick with a bad cold; the mother has tuberculosis (TB). They have four children. The first is blind, second is dead, third is deaf, fourth has TB. She finds that she’s pregnant again. Given their extreme situation, would you consider recommending an abortion?
Case #3: A white man has raped a 13-year old black girl, and she became pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending an abortion?
Case #4: A teenage girl is pregnant. She’s not married. Her fiancé’ is not the father of the baby, and he’s concerned. Would you consider recommending an abortion?
If you said yes in the first case, you just killed John Wesley, one of the great evangelists in the 19th century.
If you said yes to the 2nd case, you killed Ludwig van Beethoven.
If you said yes in the 3rd case you killed Ethel Waters, the great black gospel singer who thrilled audiences for many years at Billy Graham Crusades around the world.
And, if you said yes into the 4th case, you killed Jesus Christ.