Sorry, can't agree with any of you. This was a contracted deal; she broke the contract. She is another form of Oughto-mom.
I see lots of left and right comments here . Not so sure this is a left or right story but faced with fear many people will do the easy but wrong thing . the child is now an angel. A daughter of God and all those that she touches will forever have touched the grace of God.
"Upon hearing this news, the legal parents demand their surrogate have an immediate abortion".
There's a reason why these people can't have children, and shouldn't. After this, any woman who would agree to carry a child for these people is a bigger fool than they are.
Any couple that is dating right now, and hope to marry, should find out how each of them think about abortion. So many men are caught by surprise when the spouse is pregnant and says she wants to abort.
This is a fact seldom mentioned. The focus has predominantly been on the woman. I know a few men who carry their past with a great amount of psychological pain.
I wrote to the 700 Club of CBN.com and told them about this baby. The 700 Club pays for doctors to repair cleff lips and I was told that the person, Crystal Kelley, had to write to them personally.
I asked HLN of CNN Kyra Philips to try to obtain permission for Crystal to contact me, but have not received a reply.
Also, there's a product called Laminine that activates stem cells in the brain and the brain receives Fibroblast Growth Factor, the ingredient that grows a fetus in the womb, and is found in the placenta, and to give the 8 month baby some of it, made from the white of a 9 day incubated egg.
The brain uses this to heal itself, and in this case, the brain would be healing the heart.
Unfortunately, once a news story is made, it's difficult to have further response to help solve a problem.
Because of this wonderful Mother, this child's future is guaranteed. This is the greatness of America. It isn't welfare. It isn't stupidity. It is ordinary people, recognizing someone in need. It goes all the way back to our grass roots and our Founders.
As a nation, we used to take care of each other, without Federal mandates to do so.
Wow, that's great information to know, endtimes....you should be in charge of an agency that can deliver that kind of info to people in need.
Really, really appreciate you making the effort to help that darling baby!
WOW! This story is mostly uplifting but the hubris of the Conn. couple stuns me.
My gut instinct tells me that child has great chances. God Bless Crystal Kelly for doing the right thing.
Apparently, according to HLN's Kyra Philips. a contract to not abort a baby is not mandatory to the surrogate, because it is her body.
Now, THERE'S a reversal for you. Normally, a would-be mother who wants to abort will say "It's my body".
I guess the lesson here, is that in this modern world, nothing is really sacred. Not even the formation of new life, in a mother's womb.
We live in such a busy world, and I have to protect my career. Now is not really a good time to have a baby. I know that was a great Saturday night. Great memories. Maybe later. I'll let you know. In the meantime, I'm going to kill this one. Did I tell you the great news? I just bought a new Mercedes! God, I love that car! I'm amazed that so many people have so much trouble with their priorities. I mean really, have you driven a new Mercedes? There's just nothing like it out there.
I have such a wonderful life. Someday, I'm gonna have kids. And they will be perfect, just like my Mercedes.
Thank God there are still good people in the world, such as you, who seldom make the news. I'm sure most people are good, but are under attack by those who are evil and are in positions of authority. Especially in communications and education, where they can influence society in greater numbers.
We need to say a prayer every day for those people to see the Light.
The 10 commandments are under attack, as much as "In God We Trust", but we must remember what Jesus said in Mark 12:30 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart....all your soul...with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as you love yourself. There is no other commandment more important than these two".
In our everyday lives, we can get so caught up in worldly things, that we forget what Jesus said. However, in the deep recesses of our subconscious, the teaching remains, always 'on call' when needed to help. We try to help to the best of our ability, and that is always better than doing nothing at all. In the meantime, we can spread goodness to people all around us, by complimenting the cashier at the supermarket for her efficiency, or whatever seems appropriate, and with a sense of humor and a smile. Or to the mechanic, or allowing someone to cut in front of us in traffic, and with a friendly hand gesture and a smile....as if the other person was someone we knew...and cause that person to want to do the same to others....so many little things that cost nothing, but will show God how we try to make the world better. Every good act is an investment in our eternal future, and will be what we want to do just because it is good in itself. Imagine every person in the world doing that, or half the world.
very true.....amazing how you would think someone would be talking that way about a baby in your comment but you brought it back to material items. Great point made.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. IF anyone loeves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life--is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. -1 John 2:15-17
They wanted her to be "God like"?! Like they are so god like to offer more money to murder a baby.
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
This woman is a hero. God Bless her. Thank you Crystal.
Many years of humanisim says differently. But, in the end, the mother did play God...she chose life! The biological parents are too blinded by their own self worth to recognize that fact.
Love these Bible verses ABiC. Reading them makes me realize I'm falling in love with the little citizen of Heaven. Thank you for this beautiful story 911I. Greatly proud of the mother and admire her ability to adapt and adjust her situations to save the baby. May the good Lord supply and protect the mother and the Baby both.
The parents "wanted" a baby, but only if it was perfect? Then unfortunately, none of us would be born.
CNN didn't want to release the names of the parents. We may not know their names, but their ideology is concurrent with today's society and those of hitler's Germany.
I don't believe they wanted a baby, 3seven. I think they wanted a new addition to their household. Just like their new BMW. Whatever the outcome, I don't believe they asked God's guidance. The lesson here, is that God doesn't always give you what you want. Especially, if He thinks you don't need it or deserve it. In this particular case, the intended parents failed both tests miserably. So God gave them a special gift, to teach them a lesson. A lesson of faith. Went right over their heads.
What happened after that, was that the love of a Mother took over, and eventually prevailed. The surrogate Mother, simply said, not no, but hell no! I guarandamntee you, this mother has a place in Heaven.
I'm not through. Any society that kills unborn babies in their mothers' wombs, is a society destined for failure. Further, any society that selects some children to born, and not others, is a sick society (China). Lastly, any society that kills unborn children, because it is not convenient, at this particular moment, to allow them to live and grow to their full potential, is something this world will live to regret.
I printed this once before on this site and others. You will forgive me for printing it once again. Killing new life, simply because it is not convenient, is not part of God's plan. If we continue on this path, God will let you know he does not think its a really good idea. You want to test God on this issue? Ummm, maybe you don't want to do that. The again, I don't have any control over what you think or do. I just come here each evening, because this is where my friends are. At least, what's left of them.
Over 1.29 million people were killed through abortion in the United States in 2002.
Over 48 million people have been killed through abortion in the United States since the Roe vs. Wade decision.
Approximately 42 million abortions occur every year worldwide.
Abortion killed 73 times more Americans than died in battle in our last 12 wars combined.
To equal the average number of abortion deaths in one year, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center would have had to have been more than 400 times more lethal.
Abortion worldwide kills more people every 2 months than the Holocaust did in 12 years.
48 million people equals approximately 16 percent of the current population of the United States.
The number of people killed by abortions since 1973 exceed the current populations of each of the 50 states, including California.
Almost 1 out of every 4 Americans babies are aborted
This number is greater than the current populations of Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, and Denmark COMBINED.
It would have taken about 342 Hiroshima type nuclear attacks to kill as many people as abortion has killed since Roe vs. Wade.Facts
Abortion is inherently unsafe to the mother
Physical problems from abortion can include hemorrhage, infection, sterility and even deathsoverign
Psychological effects can include depression and mental trauma to divorce and suicide.
Women often experience "severe" or "intense" pain during an abortion.
The psychological effects of an abortion are so well documented, that psychologists have grouped them under one name: post-abortion syndrome (PAS). Women may experience symptoms of PAS right after the abortion, but oftentimes PAS does not manifest itself until many months or years after the abortion.
Symptoms of PAS are: recurrent memories, dreams of the abortion experience, avoidance of emotional attachment, relationship problems, sleep disturbance, guilt, memory impairment, hostile outbursts, and substance abuse.
Fathers, grandparents, and siblings can also experience the psychological effects of abortion.
As usual---excellent commentary. From an economy point of view, imagine how 48 million babies would impact growth. Abortions are a worldwide problem, and that's why the economy will eventually fall, and the antiChrist will restore it to push his agenda to destroy mankind.
You're so profound. I like what you said about abortion not being part of God's plan, and the other things you wrote.
You're a great asset to this site.
God bless you.
endtimes, you just touched on a very important point I believe everyone should stop and consider for a moment. Killing unborn babies is risky business. Not only for the Mother, but basically for everyone on the planet. Let me explain.
What if Einstein had been aborted? Think about it. No theory of Relativity. No Quantum theory. There would be no, "curved space-time continuum." Okay, that's boring, right? I guess we could have done without Einstein. Sure, he received the Nobel Prize, but so what? Obama received it too.
What if Thomas Edison had been aborted? We all know he invented the light bulb Would it interest you to know he filed a record 1093 patents for devices, some of which are still used today, or provided the basis for other products that the whole world uses? But really, who needs a light bulb, and all that other stuff like phonographs and such. Well, just maybe because all the stuff we have right now that we take for granted, owe some of their circuits to Edison's genius. But he was just a great inventor. We've got lots of inventors, right? Scratch Edison.
How about Sir Winston Churchill? No Sir Winston, no Great Britain. Am I getting better at this, or what?
To introduce Medicine to the conversation, how about Dr. Jonas Salk? All he did was eliminate Polio. His vaccine saved millions of lives and spared them from a crippling disease.
I think you see where I am going with this. We could have aborted all of these and a great many others, and by doing so, the landscape of America, and indeed the world, would be a much different place to live.
God had a plan. Abortion was not part of it. Actions have consequences. The longer we continue on this path of, "do whatever you feel like doing, and just take a pill in the morning, and if the pill doesn't do it's magic, then get an abortion." is going to come back to haunt us. Not just this nation we call home. More than that. Every nation. Killing unborn children in the womb, is an abomination of such magnitude there are no words to describe it. It is amazing to me, that a civilized nation accepts it as normal.
Besides all the Conservative stuff we all believe in, and that I share with all of you, this thing sticks with me, to my very soul. Whenever I think about it, it ruins my day.
Am I so different from the rest of you? God, I hope not. I hope it ruins your day, too.
Without question, my choice would be Churchill. Because he was a leader of men. Because he understood the consequences of having no leadership at all. and the vacuum that presented to our enemies, who were only too happy to fill it, with their own desires.
I often go back for a look at History, and I ask myself, why did it turn out, just the way it did? Why indeed? Forgive me, but here is why. The right people just happened to appear at the right place, at the right time. This has happened over and over again, throughout History. To me, it is proof that God's hand is still upon this nation.
That is all the encouragement I need, to continue the fight against those who seek to take our Freedom.
Believe me whitefriend, you're preaching to the choir here. I have been pro life since before I even knew what abortion was. Being an adopted kid, I have absolute respect and gratitude for all of those, who no matter how hard, allow their babies to live.
I know none of the following is substantiated, but it does make one think..
Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids
already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, and one mentally
retarded, would you recommend that she have an abortion?
Read the next question before looking at the answer for this one.
Question 2: It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote
counts. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates.
Candidate A: Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists.
He's had two Mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10
martinis a day.
Candidate B He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used
opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
Candidate C He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an
occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.
Which of these candidates would be your choice? Decide first, no peeking,
then scroll down for the answer.
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
And, by the way, the answer to the abortion question: If you said yes,
you just killed Beethoven.
Stats are stats. Problem is, every one of those, "stats" was a living, breathing, human being. All they needed, was a chance.
Friend of mine told me one time what his Father said, about the world population. He said, "the man hasn't been born yet, who will solve the population problem." Be careful. You have to think about that for a moment.