Abortion – Yea or Nay?
There is a lot of debating over whether abortion is ethical and should be legal or not. God and science make things very clear. With the advancements of science, we can see through the technology of ultrasound, that there is a baby inside a mothers womb. A baby, created by God, who is inside the mother and not just another part of a women’s body.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you … Jeremiah 1:5a
We can see that there actually is a baby inside and not just some kind of lifeless tissue. This is the beginning of life that each and every one of us has to go through to be who we are today. With out this part of life, none of us would be here. We are fully an individual human being forming inside of our mother all the way up to and through the process of being born into the world.
A family member of ours delivered her baby almost 1 month early. With our current abortion laws, if that baby had gone full term, he could have been legally and brutally aborted at the time he had actually been delivered. Was he any less human at the time he was born as opposed to if he would have gone full term? Would he not have felt the intense pain that abortion would have caused him just because we cant see or hear him? Was he any less human 1 month, 2 or 3 months before? We are created by God at conception and we are unique and individual human being.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness….
Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson, 1776.
Pro abortionists call for women to have a choice. We are taught and learn at a very young age that sex produces children. When we make the choice to have sex, we are making the choice to take a chance that there is a possibility of a child being conceived. So, we have made a choice to take the chance of that happening at that point. Pro choice abortionists are actually calling for a second choice … the choice to lack self control and be irresponsible on the 1st choice of whether or not to have sex. Then, to get rid of the consequences of that 1st choice, people want to abort, or since we know that what is being aborted is a human being, murder the baby that has been conceived in the mother. God is against murder, especially the murder of the most venerable and innocent among us.
You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13”
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
Even in the case of rape or incest, which is only 1% or less of all cases of abortion (the majority are for convenience), there are many people who would love to adopt, but have a very hard time being able to do so. Giving a child, who is a victim of this as well, a chance at life is better than killing the child. There are several testimonies of families that this has happened to and the child from such an act has become such a blessing to their family and those around them.
Our oldest son is adopted and his birth mother was a 16 year old high school girl. She could have taken the easier, more convenient and less awkward way out and quietly had an abortion. Thankfully, she chose the higher road and chose life rather than death for our son. He has grown into a fine hard working young man of 22 years of age at this point in his life. I can not imagine life without him and cringe at the thought that his life could have been snuffed out before he even had a chance to live it. Praise God that he is was able to become part of our family!
If someone has had an abortion, there is still hope! God is the God of second chances. That is why Jesus Christ came down to earth to pay for our sins and give us the hope of a new life in Him!
None of us are without sin and are not in need of what Jesus did for us on the cross.
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
We now have a way to be forgiven and have the power to turn away from sin and toward the way God created us to live!
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.