Dr. Alfred Adams is the author of the books Nearing Midnight and Nearing Midnight II. For more information, please stop by www.nearingmidnight.com
Tony Vernelli, a 35 year old environmentalist from the United Kingdom, has sterilized herself in the belief that by doing so, she is helping to "save the planet". She made the decision after "accidentally" falling pregnant to her boyfriend at the age of 25. Vernelli was horrified when she discovered she was with child, but not because she was unmarried and not even because the child had been diagnosed with some abnormality. She demanded he doctor abort her baby because as an environmentalist, she believes the world is overpopulated and another life would put an unnecessary strain on planetary resources. "Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet", Vernelli states. She begged her doctor to sterilize her following the abortion of the child. The doctor agreed to perform the abortion but refused to sterilize Vernelli. Eventually she found a doctor that was willing to perform the operation.
Quote: ""I discovered that despite taking the Pill, I'd accidentally fallen pregnant by my boyfriend. "I was horrified. I knew straight away there was no option of having the baby. "I went to my doctor about having a termination, and asked if I could be sterilised at the same time. "This time it was a male doctor. I remember saying to him: 'I want to make sure this never happens again.' "He said: 'You may not want a child, but one day you may meet a man who does'. He refused to consider it. "I didn't like having a termination, but it would have been immoral to give birth to a child that I felt strongly would only be a burden to the world. "I've never felt a twinge of guilt about what I did, and have honestly never wondered what might have been. "After my abortion, I was more determined than ever to pursue sterilisation.
What a diabolical twist of logic. That it is considered immoral to "burden the earth" by giving birth to a child, while taking its life isn't even given a second thought! She never felt a "twinge of guilt" because she seems utterly incapable of thinking of anyone else except herself. She claims it is "selfish" to have children yet killing an unwanted child is the ultimate act of selfishness, for it devalues human life to where it becomes no more than a woman's commodity to be disposed of at will. If human life is such a burden to the planet, why doesn't she offer to "abort" herself? But then the Scriptures prophesied that this type of behaviour would be commonplace in the last days.
2nd Timothy 3:1-5
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
In reality, mankind is not a burden to this earth. In the beginning God commanded mankind to "fill the earth" and "subdue it", Genesis 1:28. But world governments have squandered its wealth and mismanaged its resources. Just this week it was reported that British fishermen are being forced to dump thousands of tonnes of dead fish at sea because the European Union forbids them to land more than their quota permits. The US government subsidizes its dairy farmers by buying up milk, which is later discarded. Europe pays its farmers to grow nothing, while parts of Africa starve to death. Zimbabwe drives the white farmers off their land, sending inflation sky-high. Basic commodities such as a loaf of bread now costs the equivalent of a day's wages. Palestinian terrorists dismantle the Gaza Strip greenhouses, which at one time was Israel's most productive agricultural area. Much of the world's population now lives in cities, while vast swaths of land in Canada and Australia remain virtually uninhabited.
We have disobeyed God's instructions to take dominion of this earth. Instead we are turning God's commandments on their head, aborting our children, permitting homosexual and lesbian "marriage", building mega-cities and re-wilding the countryside... No wonder the world is experiencing such problems today. Praise God that when Christ returns, He will put all things right. Even so, come Lord Jesus.