Thank you to Jan Lacher for pointing me to this story.
Wouldn’t it be great if a national politician said something like this?
I do not understand why the unborn are unprotected, permitting them to be aborted, because of the fact that they have some kind of handicap or deformity.
A politician did say it! Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón made that statement Sunday in the Spanish newspaper La Razón.
I don’t understand it either! And he can actually do something about it.
I know only a little about Spanish regulations concerning abortion, nor do I have any idea if the current party in power will actually act on protections for unborn children with disabilities.
But it was encouraging to see that a country that liberalized its laws as recently as 2010 would have a national leader openly say change was needed to specifically protect unborn children with disabilities.
And as we approach the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision in the United States next year, it was a good reminder to me to pray for our leaders, all of them, that God would let them see that we should welcome, protect and nurture our vulnerable little ones with disabilities, not destroy them simply because we can.