Just retired as president of Kansas Christian College, Delbert Scott is a man I have admired for a long time! For years he was a member of Missouri House of Representatives and then the Senate.
A few years ago, then Missouri Senator Delbert Scott was speaking in favor of pending pro-life legislation before his fellow Missouri Senators. He told the story of a 1905 pregnant, unmarried young woman from St. Joseph, Missouri, who chose not to have her baby aborted. Shortly after the birth of a little girl, she took her newborn to Kansas City, seeking adoptive parents to provide a good home for her.
Delbert notes the 1905 published accounts of the story that appeared in a Kansas City newspaper. There were many responses of interest in becoming her parents. Adoptive parents were found. Before giving her baby over to them, the mother spent that last night in the lobby of the KC railway station, caressing her baby in her arms all night before returning to St. Joseph.
Again, the baby’s mother allowed her to live!
Fast forward a century. Then Senator Delbert Scott reveals in the speech to the Missouri State Senate that the mother and baby in this 1905 story were his great-grandmother and grandmother! In supporting legislation for saving the lives of more unborn children, he revealed that he and scores of his relatives would never have been born had not his great-grandmother chosen to allow her baby, Delbert’s grandmother, to live!
His grandmother – the baby involved in the 1905 story – now has more than 100 descendants! Former Senator/Retired President Delbert Scott is one of them!
That earlier radio recording of the story when Delbert Scott was a MO Senator, can be heard right now by clicking on https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/08/25/pregnant-unmarried-in-1905-she-chose-life-for-her-baby-senator-scott-talks-of-his-great-grandma/.
His grandmother gave birth to seven children, the oldest of whom was Delbert’s father. He is thankful for many other descendants who were born and lived out their lives because of the 1905 decision of that young St. Joseph mother.
The story dramatizes an unnoticed aspect of abortion. Not only the loss of the life of the baby, but of all the descendants of the baby who will never be born and live out their lives.
But another important reminder of what can happen to those who have had an abortion, or who have encouraged others to do so. In repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ, the bible promises that … “the blood of Jesus Christ his son has forgiven us of all sins!” If God has forgiven you, then you are forgiven, and you have the gift of eternal life!
Related radio recording … take your pick …
To hear … “A one-minute testimony from US Senator from Missouri Josh Hawley. He opposes his opponent’s support of partial-birth abortion … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/10/09/a-one-minute-testimony-from-josh-hawley-opposing-his-opponent-support-of-partial-birth-abortion/
To hear … “Zina Hackworth is passionate in saving lives of innocent, unborn children. She visited Washington’s 2020 ‘March for Life,’ thankful for President Trump’s presence, affirming that “all life is sacred!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2020/02/03/zina-hackworth-is-passionate-in-saving-lives-of-innocent-unborn-children-she-visited-washingtons-2020-march-for-life-thankful-for-president-trumps-presence-aff/
To hear … “Dr Larry Lewis: ‘God can forgive abortions!’ Led USA’s largest protestant denomination to affirm saving unborn babies” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/08/10/dr-larry-lewis-god-can-forgive-abortions-led-largest-denomination-to-affirm-saving-unborn-babies/
To hear … “Lobbyist Sam Lee defends unborn children. Why? ‘BEFORE I (GOD) FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB, I KNEW YOU’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/01/29/lobbyist-sam-lee-defends-unborn-children-why-before-i-god-formed-you-in-the-womb-i-knew-you/
To hear … “Standing before STL Planned Parenthood in a public group resistance, Connie Eller responded on national TV, “WHATEVER IS GOING ON IN THERE IS EVIL AND WRONG!” Founded www.missouriblacksforlife.org” (Connie as a teen had an abortion, but found forgiveness in coming to faith in Jesus. She later began www.missouriblacksforlife.org, also available at https://twitter.com/BlacksForLife) … click on … … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/09/06/standing-before-stl-planned-parenthood-connie-eller-responded-on-national-tv-whatever-is-going-on-in-there-is-evil-and-wrong-founded-www-missouriblacksforlife-org/
To hear … “Erin “Mrs. Josh” Hawley regarding her warm and touching new book, “Living Beloved – Lessons from my Little Ones.” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/02/11/erin-mrs-josh-hawley-regarding-her-warm-and-touching-new-book-living-beloved-lessons-from-my-little-ones/