Abortion is not murder, therefore Christians can have abortions.
Like most of our sins we attempt to change their meanings as well as context so we can get away with our sins “guilt free”. Calling the murdering of babies “abortion” does not change the fact that babies are being murdered. Attempting to make abortion about “women’s rights” does not change the fact that a woman is still guilty of murdering her unborn baby. And none of this certainly changes the mind of God and how He views such a detestable and wicked act of pure selfishness. Many people will attempt to debate what classifies life as life. They will state it isn’t life until the unborn reaches a certain “age” in the womb or a certain size. Some state it is not life until the “life” has been born. The problem with this line of thinking is it means that apparently age, size and location determine what life is. Not the fact that it is life. So by this line of thinking we could say an adult is more valuable then a child due to the fact the adult is a fully matured human being. Or that a baby that is about to be delivered is still not life until the “moment” it comes out of the womb and into the mother’s arms. All of this is utter nonsense and are clear expressions of how sinful a people we are in an attempt to be guilt free of our sins while enjoying them.
So how do we determine if abortion is murder or not? Simple. We go to God’s word. Amazingly the bible provides an answer that is easy to digest and quite concise. Where we start at, is with God.
First we need to understand that God is in control of life. He is the originator and creator of life. Not us. Life did not exist until God created it. As we see in the book of Genesis God did not utilize a woman’s womb to create life. So by default, a womb and the progression of the life it carries does not define what life is. God created Adam purely from the dust of the ground and Eve from Adam’s rib. In fact the bible clearly tells us that life is in the breath of God.
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
Second, we can take a look at the prophet Jeremiah who God spoke to. God tells Jeremiah that He knew him before he was formed in the womb. Again, making the case that life itself is not defined by the womb.
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
Lastly, we can take a look at Job who declares that God made him and it was God’s breath that gave him life.
“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” (Job 33:4)
Clearly we see that God is the author, creator and determiner of life. So for anyone to stop any life from being born by way of abortion is playing God and committing murder. We live in a time where mankind wants to be the author, creator and determiner of life and will go to great lengths to make it so. Even utilizing abortion methods that most people are not aware of, yet take part in them every day, e.g., abortifacients.
An abortifacient is a substance that interferes with the development of an unborn baby and induces the aborting of it. One of the biggest happens to be birth control pills. These are touted as contraceptives that keep women from becoming pregnant. However, how they work, is rarely ever explained. The “pill” contains 3 mechanisms to keep a woman from becoming pregnant.
1) Prevent ovulation
2) Thicken the cervical mucous to prevent sperm from entering the uterus and fallopian tube
3) Alter the lining of the uterus so implantation cannot take place
The third mechanism is the one to focus on because in the event the first two mechanisms fail and conception does take place the last will basically keep the baby from attaching to the womb and it will starve to death. It should also be noted that some babies starve to death in the fallopian tubes due to the pill interfering with the flexing motions and the cilia movement of the fallopian tubes. 1
There are numerous other “contraceptives” (morning after pill, depo shot, IUDs, implants, etc..) on the market that are really abortifacients. What this means is that even though you may not intend to abort babies, you very well could be doing so without your knowledge.
WOMAN’S RIGHTS TO CHOOSE
We should also touch on the subject of a woman’s right to choose. Women who believe in abortions seem to think they somehow did “not” make a choice when they engaged in sex, leading to the conception of a child and that their “choice” is made at the abortion clinic. Really what most pro-abortionists want is the ability to be the authors, creators and determiners of life, unwilling to live with their decisions, wanting a “do-over” in life. If pro-abortionists believe women should have the right to choose, that right should extend to even unborn women. However it doesn’t. Because the issue isn’t about “women’s rights”. It’s about people being able to get away with their sins guilt free.
In closing, we pray that if you are taking abortifacients that you would stop and stop now. If you are claiming to be a Christian and are pro-abortion we ask that you reconsider your position, realizing that it is anti-biblical. Understanding that God is the author, creator and determiner of life, revealed through His holy Word. Not us. And to be pro-abortion, is to be anti-life. If God is life, then you are taking an anti-God position. If you are taking an anti-God position, you simply can not be a Christian.
1) 1% of abortions in America are due to rape.
2) At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and, at current 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.
3) Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% as Catholic.
4) Women who have never married and are not cohabiting account for 45% of all abortions
5) 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.