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Is abortion wrong? (Ps. 139:13)

Abortion is definitely wrong. It is taking of a human life, for the Bible shows that life begins at conception. God fashions us while we are in our mother’s womb (Ps. 139:13). The prophet Jeremiah and the apostle Paul were called by God before they were born (Jer. 1:5; Gal. 1:15). John the Baptist leaped in his mother’s womb when the voice of Mary, the mother of the Lord, was heard (Luke1:44). Obviously children in the womb have spiritual identity.

From the moment of conception there is a progression of development that continues through adulthood. God condemned the Israelites who were offering their children as sacrifices to the heathen god Molech. Such Children were burned up in the fires of sacrifice (Lev. 20:2), offered to a god of sensuality and convenience. The same is occurring today, and by acting in this way we are saying that human beings are not worth anything. This is a terrible blot on our society.

The Bible is not more specific on the matter of abortion because such a practice would have been unthinkable to the people of God. For instance, when Israel was in Egypt, a cruel Pharaoh forced the Israelites to kill their newborn babies. In the Bible this was looked upon as the height of cruel oppression (Ex. 1:15 – 22). The idea of killing their own children would have been anathema to the Hebrews. All through the Old Testament, woman yearned for children. Children were considered a gift from God. Woman prayed not to be barren. How could a righteous woman turn against her own children to destroy them? Abortion is not only unthinkable; it is also the height of pagan barbarity.
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