Ed Morrissey writes:
Allahpundit mentioned this story in his post last night, but it’s worth a post of its own. In a world where the dominant culture divides children into the wanted and undesired for the convenience of others, it’s worth noting when a news story demonstrates the power of hope, love, and life:
A Virginia church says it has received hundreds of calls from people around the world offering to adopt an unborn child with Down syndrome who otherwise would have been aborted.
After the unborn child came to the attention of Rev. Thomas Vander Woude of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va., an urgent plea was posted Monday on the church’s Facebook page. …
An adoption agency has narrowed down the hundreds of families to three, Drennan said, and is working with the birth parents to determine the best home for the child.
“Our culture says some babies aren’t wanted and that is not true. This proves there are hundreds of families,” Drennan said. “It was so fast and from all over. It’s a beautiful use of social media that something like this could spread all over the US.”
The mother had less than a week before she would no longer have been able to have an abortion, but allowed the church time to find an adoptive couple if it could. [Morrissey continues...]
A commenter helpfully provided two memorable quotes from Mother Teresa:
“Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.”“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”