Does The Bible Speak About Abortion? Is A Fetus A Person?
The Bible speaks crystal clear on this issue. Just like I tell my wife, "The Bible speaks on every issue that could ever arise in our life. If you cannot find it, look again, because it is there either in principle or in a direct illustration."
The Bible is clear on two most important points; the baby is a person and therefore abortion is murder.
Let us examine Exodus chapter 21 to find direction in the matter relating to abortion:
"If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe," Exodus 21:22-25.
This passage says that if anything happens to an unborn baby that the same thing shall happen to the person that caused the injury. So, if the person caused a premature birth and the baby died that person would have to pay with their life. It does not get any clearer than this my friend, we can take God at His word or call Him a liar. I pray that you choose to believe Him.
Is A Fetus A Person According To The Bible?
A resounding yes! There are numerous scriptures that relate to this important issue. The act of abortion is murder and the blood of millions of babies cry for judgement against America. Calling something a "non-person" is the first step in genocide.
The 14th Amendment of The United States declares in section 1, "nor shall any state deprive any person of life." Well, abortion is in direct violation of the 14th Amendment because it is the killing of the most innocent among us.
In 1936 the German Supreme Court ruled that Jewish people were not "persons" then the holocaust followed. In 1856 (Dred Scott) The United States Supreme Court ruled that black people were not "persons" and slavery ensued. On January 23, 1973 the United States Supreme Court ruled that a fetus was not a "person" and America's holocaust of abortion came to pass, even until this very day. So, just because some kangaroo court says something is legal doesn't make it right!
My mother was on a particular contraceptive (Copper I.U.D.) that is 99.4% effective. Here is a quote from the Mayo Clinic website regarding the Copper I.U.D.:
“The copper IUD is a T-shaped plastic frame with two threads attached. It's inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Once in place, it inhibits fertilization, as the IUD impedes the sperm's journey to the fallopian tubes. If fertilization occurs, the device prevents the embryo from attaching to the uterine wall. ParaGard also slowly releases copper, which inactivates the sperm in the cervical mucus.
The effectiveness rate for the copper IUD is between 99.2 percent and 99.4 percent, meaning that six to eight women out of 1,000 who use it for one year will get pregnant. The copper IUD may remain in place for up to 10 years.”
When my mother's doctor discovered that she was pregnant he recommended that she murder me and get an abortion. The Doctor's reasoning was that the Copper IUD would keep my mother's uterus open and she would be at risk of losing her baby at any time.
My mother told him, "No!" Nine months later my mother gave birth to a healthy baby boy (Me)! In fact, the Copper IUD was delivered with me at my birth. This entire story about my birth was relayed to me by my mother a few years ago.
Not only were the odds against my birth because of the copper I.U.D. but the doctor wanted to kill me as well. The chances that I would even be born are so staggeringly low that it is nothing short of a miracle that I came into the world when I did.
If the doctor had gotten his way, he would have murdered me before I was even born. God is sovereign so my mother's evil doctor didn't get his way when he wanted to slaughter me.
People who are Pro-Murder (pro-abortion) cry about a "Woman's Choice" or "Woman's Right" but, what about the rights of the helpless child in the womb? That child in the womb has just as many rights as the mother who is carrying them. What about their rights and their choice to live?
How would all of those Pro-Murder people feel if their mother's had decided to abort them? Now that is something to ponder. All a woman has to do is use a contraception and they will not get pregnant except in very rare cases like my mother. With H.I.V/A.I.D.S and all of the other venereal diseases out there what kind of ignorant person doesn't use a rubber anyway?
The hypocrisy of Pro-Murder (Pro-abortion) advocates is astounding! They cry about the rights of "defenseless" animals yet they won't think twice about murdering a defenseless baby. They are for the most part against capital punishment because they claim, "We have no right to take another person's life." Yet, they support murdering babies. It is simply mind-blowing!
One thing the Pro-Murder advocates don't tell you is the majority of the women who get an abortion struggle with intense regret for the rest of their lives. You will not hear this very common struggle that mother's who aborted their children go through.
Why do so many mothers anguish over their decision to murder their child if it is simply a bunch of cells in their womb? Why? Because a mother knows what is growing inside of her is a person and not simply just a bunch of cells like the Pro-Murder apostles shout from the roof tops.
If a mother's life is in danger and an abortion is the only way to prevent her from great bodily harm I believe it is morally acceptable to protect her life. In other words, I am not against an abortion if the mother's life is in danger.
The cases of women who are raped and then getting pregnant are staggeringly low but I will address that issue as well. If a woman is brutally raped and then becomes pregnant as a result I will support her decision to get an abortion. I do not encourage it, but I can understand why she would want no memory of that savage assault.
To boldly proclaim that a raped woman must carry a child from that rape is cruel and unjust. Of course I would hope and pray she would go through with her pregnancy and give her child up for adoption in this case instead of getting an abortion.
Pro-Murder (Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion) advocates declare from the rooftops that abortion is all about a women's choice and we have no right to tell her what to do with her own body. Ironically, most women who get abortions are pressured to get them by their, boyfriends, paramour, parents, or friends. In most cases, an abortion is not her choice, she is pressured into that decision by the people in her sphere of influence. Their main argument for abortion is a lie straight from the pit of Hell and they are well aware of the pressure put on pregnant women to get an abortion by their peers.
Teen intern at 'house of horrors' abortion clinic tells how she heard aborted fetus 'screeching'
"A woman who interned at an abortion clinic for years starting when she was 15 testified in court Thursday about seeing at least five aborted babies moving, breathing, and in once case, 'screeching.'
Ashley Baldwin, now 22, recalled the horrifying detail before a jury at the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, her employer at the Women's Medical Society clinic in Pennsylvania.
Baldwin said she helped perform countless late-term procedures where aborted babies would show obvious signs of life outside the womb.
'They just looked like regular babies,' Baldwin said."
"This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with
scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths. Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it."
"Because the real business of the “Women’s Medical Society” was not health; it was profit. There were two primary parts to the operation. By day it was a prescription mill; by night an abortion mill."
"But the illegal abortion business also posed an additional dilemma. Babies that big are hard to get out. Gosnell’s approach, whenever possible, was to force full labor and delivery of premature infants on ill-informed women. The women would check in during the day, make payment, and take labor-inducing drugs. The doctor wouldn’t appear until evening, often 8:00, 9:00, or 10:00 p.m., and only then deal with any of the women who were ready to deliver. Many of them gave birth before he even got there. By maximizing the pain and danger for his patients, he minimized the work, and cost, for himself and his staff. The policy, in effect, was labor without labor.
There remained, however, a final difficulty. When you perform late-term “abortions” by inducing labor, you get babies. Live, breathing, squirming babies. By 24 weeks, most babies born prematurely will survive if they receive appropriate medical care. But that was not what the Women’s Medical Society was about. Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He didn’t call it that. He called it “ensuring fetal demise.” The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord. He called that 'snipping.'
Over the years, there were hundreds of “snippings.” Sometimes, if Gosnell was unavailable, the “snipping” was done by one of his fake doctors, or even by one of the administrative staff. But all the employees of the Women’s Medical Society knew. Everyone there acted as if it wasn’t murder at all."
"Most of these acts cannot be prosecuted, because Gosnell destroyed the files. Among the relatively few cases that could be specifically documented, one was Baby Boy A. His 17-year-old mother was almost 30 weeks pregnant – seven and a half months – when labor was induced. An employee estimated his birth weight as approaching six
pounds. He was breathing and moving when Dr. Gosnell severed his spine and put the body in a plastic shoebox for disposal. The doctor joked that this baby was so big he could “walk me to the bus stop.” Another, Baby Boy B, whose body was found at the clinic frozen in a one-gallon spring-water bottle, was at least 28 weeks of gestational age when he was killed. Baby C was moving and breathing for 20 minutes before an assistant came in and cut the spinal cord, just the way she had seen Gosnell do it so many times."
"And these were not even the worst cases. Gosnell made little effort to hide his illegal abortion practice. But there were some, “the really big ones,” that even he was afraid to perform in front of others. These abortions were scheduled for Sundays, a day when the clinic was closed and none of the regular employees were present. Only one
person was allowed to assist with these special cases – Gosnell’s wife. The files for these patients were not kept at the office; Gosnell took them home with him and disposed of them. We may never know the details of these cases. We do know, however, that, during the rest of the week, Gosnell routinely aborted and killed babies in the sixth and seventh month of pregnancy. The Sunday babies must have been bigger still."
"Pennsylvania is not a third-world country. There were several oversight agencies that stumbled upon and should have shut down Kermit Gosnell long ago. But none of them did, not even after Karnamaya Mongar’s death. In the end, Gosnell was only
caught by accident, when police raided his offices to seize evidence of his illegal prescription selling. Once law enforcement agents went in, they couldn’t help noticing the disgusting conditions, the dazed patients, the discarded fetuses. That is why the complete regulatory collapse that occurred here is so inexcusable. It should have taken
only one look."
Dr. Douglas Karpen who practices in Houston, Texas is also accused or heinous crimes against babies
"The three informants, Deborah Edge, Gigi Aguliar, and Krystal Rodriguez, have come forward to tell of their horrific experiences working for abortionist Douglas Karpen, at one of three of his Texas abortion clinics, the Aaron Women’s Clinic in Houston. A fourth informant has co-operated with Operation Rescue, filing an affidavit about her experiences, but remains at this time anonymous.
As shocking as their stories are, these women did more than just talk; they brought forward evidence of illegal late-term abortions in the form of photos taken on their cell phones at the Karpen’s clinic on Schumacher Lane in Houston.
The photos were scandalous. They depicted two babies aborted well beyond the legal limit of 24 weeks in Texas. Their necks had been cut."
I will list a few Scriptures that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that a fetus is a human being.
"And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost." Luke 1:41
"As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all."
"But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost."
"For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."
"Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 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."
"Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me. Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?"
"Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God. And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength."
"Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?"
"By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You."
Early Christian writings regarding abortion:
"And the second commandment of the Teaching; You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is born. You shall not covet the things of your neighbor, you shall not swear, you shall not bear false witness, you shall not speak evil, you shall bear no grudge. You shall not be double-minded nor double-tongued, for to be double-tongued is a snare of death. Your speech shall not be false, nor empty, but fulfilled by deed. You shall not be covetous, nor rapacious, nor a hypocrite, nor evil disposed, nor haughty. You shall not take evil counsel against your neighbor. You shall not hate any man; but some you shall reprove, and concerning some you shall pray, and some you shall love more than your own life."
Didache chapter 2 (Date of writing: 70 a.d.)
"Thou shalt not doubt whether a thing shall be or not be. Thou shalt
not take the name of the Lord in vain. Thou shalt love thy
neighbor more than thine own soul. Thou shalt not murder a child by
abortion, nor again shalt thou kill it when it is born. Thou shalt
not withhold thy hand from thy son or daughter, but from their youth
thou shalt teach them the fear of God."
Letter of Barnabas 19:5 (Date of writing: 70 a.d.)
"How, then, when we do not even look on, lest we should contract guilt and pollution, can we put people to death? And when we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very fœtus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God's care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it; and not to expose an infant, because those who expose them are chargeable with child-murder, and on the other hand, when it has been reared to destroy it."
Athenagoras, "A Plea for Christians" chapter 35 (Date of writing 177 a.d.)
"The embryo therefore becomes a human being in the womb from the moment that its form is completed. The law of Moses, indeed, punishes with due penalties the man who shall cause abortion, inasmuch as there exists already the rudiment of a human being, which has imputed to it even now the condition of life and death, since it is already liable to the issues of both, although, by living still in the mother, it for the most part shares its own state with the mother."
Tertullian "A Treatise on the Soul" chapter 37 (Date of writing: 200 a.d.)
"Women who were reputed to be believers began to take drugs to render themselves sterile, and to bind themselves tightly so as to expel what was being conceived, since they would not, on account of relatives and excess wealth, want to have a child by a slave or by any insignificant person. See, then, into what great impiety that lawless one has proceeded, by teaching adultery and murder at the same time!"
Hippolytus "Refutation of All Heresies" (Date of writing: 228 a. d.)