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The Bible is clear: kidnapping carries the death penalty (Exo. 21:16). A society that honors God must inflict the highest possible penalty on kidnapping in order to discourage the practice. Because of this ever-present threat, it is legitimate for civil government to require adoption agencies to keep careful records about the source of supply for any child, and to limit legal adoptions to transactions with these conforming agencies.
- Ray R. Sutton, Who Owns the Family?: God or the State?, xxi, at http://www.garynorth.com/freebooks.