An article appeared in the news yesterday about an Afghan man wanted for strangling his wife to death.
Her mistake was bearing a daughter–instead of a son.
It seems he already had a daughter and threatened to kill her if she did not bear a son.
He kept his promise.
I’m glad there are women’s rights advocates who will not allow this story to die and will push to protect the weaker sex.
It’s just extremely frustrating that these same women are often the ones who turn the other way when Americans abort babies with Downs’s syndrome, or any other inconvenience their pregnancy may present.
As evil as this man is for what he did, the elephant in the room is a culture of death, just as heinous, allowing a person’s soul to be strangled by a similar self-serving decision.
God never promised us perfect children.
Helen Keller, by today’s standards, should not have been born; Stevie Wonder, Beethoven…no reason to survive; blind and deaf chromosomes respectively.
What He did promise, was that we’d have the privilege to bring them the Gospel.
That’s the greatest way we can prepare our families and hearts for eternity.
There’s one last thing.
The killer in Afghanistan is just one…there are millions more.
They just do it differently.
If you can, read this article from Wikipedia about the millions of girls each year killed before birth, identified through ultrasounds.
If this is the best we can do, maybe it is time for the world to end.