Gems in the Web: (All About BABIES!) 6/7/13

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What if you found that your spouse or adopted child was fathered by a rapist? Would it change your view of their worth? Would you love them any less? If not, why should we view the innocent unborn child any differently?

On a television program about abortion, I heard a man say of a child conceived by rape, “Anything of this nature has no rights because it’s the product of rape.” But how is the nature of this child different from that of any other child?

And why is it that pro-choice advocates are always saying the unborn child is really the mother’s, not the father’s, until she is raped—then suddenly the child is viewed as the father’s, not the mother’s?

The point is not how a child was conceived but that he was conceived. He is not a despicable “product of rape.” He is a unique and wonderful creation of God.

Read the rest of Every Life is Precious, No Matter How He or She Was Conceived by Randy Alcorn.


For more than three decades, Chinese women have been subjected to their country’s brutal one-child policy. Those who try to have more children have been subjected to fines and forced abortions. Their houses have been razed and their husbands fired from their jobs. As a result, Chinese women have a fertility rate of 1.54. Here in America, white, college-educated women—a good proxy for the middle class—have a fertility rate of 1.6. America has its very own one-child policy. And we have chosen it for ourselves.

Forget the debt ceiling. Forget the fiscal cliff, the sequestration cliff and the entitlement cliff. Those are all just symptoms. What America really faces is a demographic cliff: The root cause of most of our problems is our declining fertility rate.

Read the rest of Wall Street Journal’s America’s Baby Bust.


Moms, we know that there is a loss associated with motherhood.  We lose sleep. Our bodies are put through the wringer to give birth. We lose a sort of independence because we now have sweet little lives who are dependent on us. We lose babies through miscarriage or death—putting our hearts at risk. The single mom laboring day and night alone. I only have small children and I can sense the risk associated with mothering, I’m not even going to think about the teenage years. And the mom who takes that step of faith to adopt a child and become his mother, you are a risky woman.

Read the rest of Mom’s, Your Risk is Right.


Children rank way below college. Below world travel for sure. Below the ability to go out at night at your leisure. Below honing your body at the gym. Below any job you may have or hope to get. In fact, children rate below your desire to sit around and pick your toes, if that is what you want to do. Below everything. Children are the last thing you should ever spend your time doing.

Read the rest of Motherhood is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank).


That’s a wrap for this week! Enjoy your week end!

Natalie Klejwa is a Wemmick, loved by the Woodcarver, wife of 22 years to Joe, and mother to 9 Wemmicks ages 2-20. She is a business owner (Apple Valley Natural Soap), founder and administrator of the Visionary Womanhood blog, publisher and contributing author of Three Decades of Fertility, You Can Do it Too! 25 Families Share Their Stories, and The Heart of Simplicity: Foundations for Christian Homemaking.

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2 thoughts on “Gems in the Web: (All About BABIES!) 6/7/13

  1. The Wall Street Journal article was a nice read. A stepping stone, anyway. They are finally talking about how choosing things for ourselves is costing us the next generation of people, and the authors had some really excellent points on the selfish things we choose over childbearing. However, from a Biblical perspective, the author still looks like a chicken running around with his head cut-off , in the sense of him trying to pinpoint what exactly is costing us these babies. The answer: The Rejection of God. The author penned a few notes about the destruction of choosing self over babies, which is accurate, but the only solution to selfishness is putting our King of Kings back on His rightful throne in our lives and country. Simply choosing to have more babies, which he tells us all to do “Democrats, Republicans, Hispanics, blacks, whites, Jews, Christians and atheists”, isn’t enough and isn’t the point–WHY have babies? Unless God gives the vision, that generation will be just as selfish and wicked as its predecessors. Until people’s hearts change toward a more long-term (ahem, *eternal* perhaps?) vision (which won’t happen with evolutionists and other anti-God followers), no method will last. It would be nice to see Planned Parenthood abolished, though… that would be an excellent start :)

  2. Oops, I have a typo that changes how my thoughts are read! “The author penned a few notes about the destruction of choosing self over babies” I meant the destruction *caused by* Sorry :)