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On the dignity of motherhood

Gone are the days when motherhood was upheld as a noble and esteemed vocation.  So says Rosa Linda G Valenzona in a 2008

lifeissues.net article, ‘Motherhood and Dignity of Women’ (as relevant today as it was then).  Women generally feel less valued by the society when they choose to become mothers, even though they may derive satisfaction from the experience. Pregnant women end up almost apologising for “bringing to earth another mouth to feed; one more person who will use up the earth’s limited resources.”

This, of course, is in direct contrast to God’s command in Genesis 1:28 to “be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.”

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