The living human fetus has a beating heart, active brainwaves, and a personal genetic code. When this human life is aborted, the child is cruelly killed by dismemberment including the shredding tissue and crushing bone. Adoption is another way. Save a life. God help us to repent.
How can some churches support this “choice”? What do you think of such cruel slaughter? In the U.S., most mainline “Christian” denominations support the choice of abortion. Many denominations and some with deviant bodies within have even formed another ecumenical sect called the “Religious Coalition for Reproduction Choice.” The churches of Christ stand against the cruel slaughter of unborn human life. How does the Bible address abortion?
Society and Abortion
Search “how to cause” online and find an automatic completion saying “how to cause a miscarriage.” In other words, how to have abort the life within the womb, so that the child dies. How should humanity learn from history?
Any society murdering their children is certainly blind, self-centered, and corrupt. The nation ofthe Amorites and all the Canaanites lived in great immorality. These were the people that the Israelites were to destroy driving them from the land of Canaan, the Promised Land. Jeremiah 7:31 speaks of the sins of the Canaanites sacrificing their son and daughters. Israel also joined in this sin.
“They served their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood” (Psalm 106:36–38).
Jesus about Children
When we truly respect Jesus Christ, we listen to Him.
“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven'” (Matt 19:13–14).
The Unborn is a Person
Within Luke 1, the Spirit of Jesus Christ stands for life. In Luke 1, the unborn fetus is a separate life in the womb (Luke 1:36-38), a human child (Luke 1:39–41), who has a mother (Luke 1:42–45). In Luke 1:36–38, the angel said to Mary,
“And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.’ And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’ And the angel departed from her.”
Do the Scriptures say that she conceived a mass of tissue? Is the child just a zygote, embryo, or fetus? Is the son conceived in the womb living?
The Definition of Life
What is the definition of life? One dictionary says that life is “the period from birth to death”. Are we alive before before birth? This is certainly a secular definition of life. What would Noah Webster think about this definition? Noah Webster’s Dictionary (1828) says that life is, “In animals, animation; vitality; and in man, that state of being in which the soul and body are united.” Notice the separation of animal and man. Also, where did Webster get his definition? He got it from the Bible. James 2:26a says, “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead.”
The Beginning of Human Life
When does the human life begin? By the Holy Spirit, Solomon wrote Ecclesiastes 11:5, “As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the self in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.” Life begins in the womb. Science agrees. From conception, the child in the womb is a living and genetically unique person apart from the mother. At 4–5 weeks, the child in the womb has a bloodstream with a beating heart with an active brain with over 40 brain waves.
Causing a Miscarriage
The Law of Moses says in Exodus 21:22–25,
“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe” (cf. Amos 1:13).
The unborn life is a child (Luke 1:39–41)! According to Luke 1:39–41,
“In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,”
This is human life, a baby, in Elizabeth’s womb. God created life.
Some evolutionists have said that the human fetus is in the process of evolving from fish to amphibian to man while in the womb. “What’s wrong with killing an animal?” Some have put forth Haeckel’s embryoes as proof and cite Carl Sagan’s words supporting abortion.
Babies in the Womb
What does the Bible call children in the womb? In the case of Jacob and Esau, Genesis 25:22, “The children struggled together within her…” and Romans 9:11 says, “though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad”. King Hezekiah in description of Jerusalem’s distress said, “…children have come to the point of birth” in 2 Kings 19:3. In Ruth 1:11, Naomi said to her daughter-in-laws, “Have I yet sons in my womb that they may become your husbands?” Jesus prophesied of Himself before being born in Isaiah 49:1, “Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.” It is human life that is designed in the womb! Psalm 139:13–16 describes,
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
The Mother of the Unborn Child
The unborn child has a mother (Luke 1:42–43)! In other words, there is a child and the child already has a mother, who should be caring for her child. Listen Elizabeth’s word in Luke 1:42–43,
“and she exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?'”
Mary was already a mother. The unborn life in the mother’s womb is a living human from conception. How should we treat this unborn life? May we deliberately kill him or her? How should we treat a child? Does a mother have to right to choose to have her child dismembered?
“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate” (Psalm 127:3–5).
Love the Little Children
How did the Lord treat children?
“And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, ‘Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me'” (Mark 9:36-37, Luke 9:47-48).
Now, how should a mother treat her child? Titus 2:4 states, “and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,” Do mothers love their children who abort their children? Paul by the Spirit wrote,
“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:8–10).
The Nature of Most Abortions Today
Between 4–8 weeks, the pregnant mother knows that she has conceived a child. More than 90% of all reported abortions in the United States are between 6–12 weeks of pregnancy. About 75% of abortions are done by a cruel procedure called suction aspiration, and the other children, who are aborted, are dismembered by another form of curettage, “dilation and evacuation.” Every abortion procedure is cruel and violent. Convicted murderers today might die via the gas chamber or lethal injection, and rapists may get life. However, abortionists dismember children in the womb.
Abortion is the Killing of Human Life
According to the Bible, abortion is the killing of human life. The Law of Moses says, “Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked” (Exodus 23:7). By the Spirit, Solomon wrote Proverb 6:16 stating, “There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him”, and verse 17 says that one is “hands that shed innocent blood”. Why is murder so wrong? God said to Noah, “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image” (Gen 9:6). Jesus taught that those who murder are corrupt of heart (Matt 15:19–20). Those who murder are eternally condemned if they do not repent and turn to God.
“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death” (Rev 21:8).
What about those who operate abortion clinics? The Law of Moses says in Deuteronomy 27:25, “Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.” What about those who do not believe the Bible? Skeptics, agnostics, and atheists have consciences too, and they should know that murder is wrong.
In all of this, we must not forget forgiveness. Keep in mind the Apostle Paul, who was a murderer and he was forgiven. What should someone do if she or he has aborted a baby and now realizes he or she did wrong? Must that person spend the rest of her life or his life with the burden of unforgiven guilt? For forgiveness, Christ’s words teach that a person must obey the Gospel being buried with Christ by baptism into His death and have the forgiveness that Christ offers (Rom 6:1–7; Col 2:11–13). If this person is already a Christian, then he or she must repent and pray for forgiveness of such sins (1 John 1:7, 9).
Humanity must take joy in the life of the unborn (Luke 1:44–45)! In Luke 1:44–45, Elizabeth said to Mary,
“For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
The baby leaped for joy. We can also have joy in saving lives.
The Sobering Facts about Abortion
Abortion statistics give us sobering facts about the moral status of the Unites States of America. The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) is a pro-abortion institute that keeps abortion statistics. Here are some facts (AGI):
• Half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion.
•Twenty-one percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.
• In 2011, 1.06 million abortions were performed, down 13% from 1.21 million in 2008. From 1973 through 2011, nearly 53 million legal abortions occurred.
• Each year, 1.7% of women aged 15–44 have an abortion. Half have had at least one previous abortion.
• At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and at 2008 abortion rates, one in 10 women will have an abortion by age 20, one in four by age 30 and three in 10 by age 45.
• Eighteen percent of U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers; those aged 15–17 obtain 6% of all abortions, 18–19-year-olds obtain 11%, and teens younger than 15 obtain 0.4%.
• Women in their 20s account for more than half of all abortions: Women aged 20–24 obtain 33% of all abortions, and women aged 25–29 obtain 24%.
• Non-Hispanic white women account for 36% of abortions, non-Hispanic black women for 30%, Hispanic women for 25% and women of other races for 9%.
• Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% identify as Catholic.
• Women who have never married and are not cohabiting account for 45% of all abortions.
• About 61% of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more children.
• Forty-two percent of women obtaining abortions have incomes below 100% of the federal poverty level ($10,830 for a single woman with no children)
• Twenty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions have incomes between 100–199% of the federal poverty level.
• The reasons women give for having an abortion underscore their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life. Three-fourths of women cite concern for or responsibility to other individuals; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.
• Fifty-one percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method in the month they got pregnant, most commonly condoms (27%) or a hormonal method (17%).
Protecting the Freedom of Life
In 1999, 6 of 10 senators of the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee Senators voted “no” to even vote on the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, BAIPA. This act protected children who were born from being set aside to die by exposure. Until 2002, the U.S. Federal government passed the act. However, all along our Declaration of Independence gives rights to everyone.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
We are talking about the Civil Rights of unborn children. Abortion is an even greater transgression than the United States’ past sins of slavery.
Is there anything that we can do? Many say “No.” We can certainly pray. We can vote. We can write our representatives, senators, State and Federal. We can elect representatives, who are not corrupt. I find that the easiest way to tell if a politician is corrupt is if that person approves of abortion. We can publicly protest and be sure to teach others the facts.
May God bless us that we may put an end to the open practice of murdering unborn children.