Solomon's quandary revisited

Word Incarnate reflects on the terrible reality of a recent medical 'breakthrough' in which one child was carried to term while its twin was terminated because of a diagnosis of Downs. He quotes another source:

"Here are the unwelcome facts. We were talking about children: the twin who was saved, the child with the defective heart who was also saved, and the twin whose heart was pierced with a needle. They were children. Choices were made regarding those children: deliberate, conscious choices. One, to allow a child to live. Another, to intervene surgically so that a child might live who would otherwise die… But in the other case, what was the choice? It was to kill a child. These are the unwelcome facts, but they are infuriatingly stubborn. They will not go away. It was a child. It was killed. Nothing will move those facts except lies."

How was the twin killed? A needle was stuck through its small beating heart.

Let us entrust this child to the Mother of Mercy~

Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted(and you yourself a sword will pierce)so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."

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