A Child: Burden or Blessing?

President Obama has said of the abortion topic that if his daughters were to make a mistake he would not want them to be “punished” with a child. I have heard this sentiment from many of those who are pro-choice. I have only one reply to this kind of illogic:

People who think children are punishments and burdens are the kind of people who would look the other way when their neighbors are carted off to a concentration camp. One who believes that children are a blessing is the kind of person who would hide their neighbors at the risk of their own lives.

The Torah says that first borne child belongs to YHVH, and it does not specify whether or not the child belongs to Him before or after he is borne.

“Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.” Shemot (Exodus) 13:2

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