I've been a pro-life activist my entire adult life. I may not be a very good one, but I do what I can. My heart has broken time and time again for the children killed through abortion. My heart has broken for the mothers who chose or were coerced or forced to commit such an awful act.
But a whole new kind of heartbreak happened when I discovered Reece's Rainbow.
I knew there were orphans, sure. But millions?
I knew there were orphanages. But places like Pleven (or worse)? In 2012? STILL?
The truth is, it's the same evil. It's the same disposable baby attitude the United States has, except we abort our undesirables. We abort over 90% of Down syndrome babies. They abandon theirs.
We are no better. We embrace the disposable baby worldview. Children are a burden instead of a blessing. We demand the right to have recreational sex and not be responsible for the results. We fill our bodies with artificial hormones that increase our risk of cancer to avoid these undesired babies. We ruin our marriages, our women, our men, our lives, our society.
Satan is laughing. He broke down the family and thus has broken down society as a whole.
Christians believe that goodness wins in the end, but not before many trials.
Millions upon millions of children have been killed for the sake of convenience.
Millions upon millions of children have been abandoned and many are abused, starved, and left to die, because of societies that deem them unworthy. These babies are alive and suffering. All because of our sins.
Where does the responsibility lie?
How do we start to fix a problem that is so widespread?
I don't know the answer. But I do know we have God on our side. And I fear that far too many people these days are more comfortable turning a blind eye than having to face a painful truth and fight it head on. I've seen it in the pro-life movement for years, and I'm seeing the same thing when it comes to orphans now.
So, I ask again. Where does the responsibility lie?