The Norman Transcript


April 27, 2014

We need to find a silver lining in our dark cloud



However, an opportunity awaits us. The anniversary of “Roe v. Wade” just passed. If a moral, ethical and even scientific argument cannot prevent the killing of innocent children, then perhaps at the moment conception is confirmed, we simply do one or all of the following: 1) take an intrauterine image, 2) record the heartbeat, 3) assign the date of life and the expected date of birth and 4) produce a computer-generated picture of what he or she will look like at approximately nine lunar months later.

Maybe then we will see if, as a nation of people who proclaim “In God We Trust,” we are capable of allowing the continued “manslaughter” of children in America. This idea may seem extreme to some and ridiculous to others, but it would provide an opportunity for these apparently unwanted, unloved and inconvenient accidents of life a “chance” to take their first breath, leaving the rest up to God.

According to the Bible, James 1:17, “All that is good, all that is perfect, is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light; with him there is no such thing as alteration, no shadow caused by change.”

If this is true, we now have a ”chance” to resurrect something noble and good from the Newtown tragedy.

A “chance” to “find a silver lining” in what has become a very dark cloud. A “chance” to reverse “Roe v. Wade.” A “chance” to put a smile back on the face of our God. “Then” just think of the possibilities.

This is offered in reverence to the families, especially to the children, who have been lost to mankind but fortunately saved by God.

Dr. Chris Edge is a longtime Norman physician.

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