What Does God Say About Abortion?
With all this talk about what appears to be the forthcoming end to Roe vs. Wade case of 1973, which was a Supreme Court ruling, stating the U.S. Constitution protects pregnant women's right to choose abortion without government restriction. In essence, the Supreme Court gave women the right to kill their unwanted children in the womb.
While many argue that this is a women's health issue, critics deny that aborting a child is equivalent of murder and has nothing to do with women's health.
This heated debate has sparked fury and passion on both sides. And, now, with the recently leaked news that the current Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade, people have lost their minds (what little bit most of them have to begin with)!
This controversial debate has significantly deteriorated the mental capacities of people and hypocritically outed those who, in the same breath, were attempting to force and fear-monger anti-vaccine protestors during the COVID shutdowns.
Without getting into my own political beliefs, it is imperative that we put aside our own beliefs and ideologies and go straight to the source - God! The Creator and Supreme Ruler of all things, the Master of the Universe, the Great Physician, Redeemer, Healer, Deliverer, Teacher, Lord of lords, and King of kings is ultimately the one who should determine whether abortion is legal, justified, or permitted.
It doesn't matter what anyone else says or thinks. You cannot debate God, coerce God into believing our point of view, or convince Him that our opinion matters. Our feelings, emotions, beliefs, ideologies, and excuses will never cause God to shift or change His mind as judge and Supreme Ruler.
So, what does the Bible say about abortion?
The truth is "abortion" is not a word that was used in historically biblical times. But, that doesn't mean God didn't have something to say about it. Without much interpretation, He is quite clear how He would rule on the abortion issue. And for those reasons, alone, our legislation, personal opinions, passionate feelings, emotions, or political beliefs are null and void.
“I knew you before you were formed within your mother’s womb; before you were born I sanctified you and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.” - Jeremiah 1:5 TLB
"The Lord called me before my birth. From within the womb he called me by my name." - Isaiah 49:1 TLB
"You must not murder." - Exodus 20:13
While God was speaking directly to Jeremiah, Isaiah, and the Israelites, these same words apply to all of His children. They were merely the messengers, just the same as this message is for you. The Word of God is alive! And it is not held by boundaries of time or space. It is as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago, and His Word does not change.
Psalm 139:13-16 paints an even more vivid picture:
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!
If ever there was a clearer picture of how intricately intimate our creation was, David paints that picture in this Psalm. From the womb to the tomb, the cradle to the grave, our conception to our reception (into His arms), life is precious and it matters to God. You cannot debate it. God said it!
There are those who try to twist God's words of compassion into justification for killing unwanted babies, especially when incest or rape is involved. But here is another news flash! You and I are not God. Albeit sad, potentially violent, or evil way a baby is conceived, the fact is God is an expert in turning bad things into great examples of His love, mercy, and grace!
"God turned into good what you [the devil] meant for evil..." - Genesis 50:20 TLB
I could tell you of countless stories of healthy adults who either survived botched abortion attempts, or whose mothers were seriously considering abortions. Take Gianna Jessen, for instance. Gianna survived a botched abortion after the doctors were unsuccessful. She ended up with cerebral palsy and put into foster care after her mother didn't want her. Today, Gianna is an amazing survivor, successful author and public speaker, and a delightfully beautiful woman who uses her testimony to bring hope to those considering abortion.
Gianna is just one of millions. The truth is life is so precious, and sometimes people do make sexual choices that lead to unwanted pregnancies. Let's get real here! Without adding every woman to the argument - as there are many women who agree with the pro-life stance and disagree with the pro-choice agenda, here are a few ideals of the pro-choice movement:
Women blame men for getting them pregnant. Women feel abortion is a "right" - "my body, my choice." Women often deny men the opportunity to have any input in the choice of abortion. Now women are claiming they will deny men sex or conduct a year-long sex sabbatical in protest to overturning Roe v. Wade.
All of these points are extremely demented! In fact, they're not totally wrong, however. It is a women's health issue - mental health issue!
I have known a number of women who have had abortions in the past. Every single one of them are haunted by the decision. Some have post-abortion reproductive health issues. One has had so many abortions, she is no longer able to get pregnant - and now wants to have a child. The mental health crisis among women who have had abortions is very high.
A study by the British Journal of Psychiatry conducted a study, analyzing 877,000 women, including 164,000 who have had abortions, and found that the women who had abortions experienced an 81% increased risk for mental health problems.
"Results indicate quite consistently that abortion is associated with moderate to highly increased risks of psychological problems subsequent to the procedure," the authors wrote in the study.
For the study, researchers analyzed data on 877,000 women, including 164,000 who had an abortion. They found women who had an abortion experienced an 81 percent increased risk for mental problems. Nearly 34% were more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, while 37% were more likely to battle depression, 110% more likely to abuse alcohol, 220% more likely to use drugs, and 155% more likely to commit suicide.
"There are in fact some real risks associated with abortion that should be shared with women," says Dr. Priscilla Coleman, professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University.
And the argument that it's "my body, my choice," is invalid and a deceptive belief. After all, God has a lot to say about that, too!
"Haven’t you yet learned that your body is the home of the Holy Spirit God gave you, and that he lives within you? Your own body does not belong to you. For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God because he owns it." - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 TLB
Lastly, most women who have had abortions are emotionally, spiritually, and sometimes physically scarred for life! Some due to violent acts, while others due to lack of understanding the long-term consequences. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress/PTSD. The Pro-Choice Movement is quite insensitive to the the very women they claim to speak for. They make blanket political and sociological statements without regard for the large population of hurting women!
As Christians, it is our duty and obligation to serve as Ambassadors and Messengers of God's word, by taking a strong stand against the illegitimate laws that thumb their nose in His face, such as Roe v. Wade, but also serve women who are struggling with the after effects of abortion trauma! God condemns the law. God condemns those who blatantly and willfully deny His commands and celebrates their infidelities by parading their decision to kill their children in the womb. Trust me, those will not go unpunished if they don't repent!
In all honesty, the abortion movement doesn't represent the women who have had abortions. It represents a political movement of brainwashed women who are satanically deceived. These same women (and men) chant and praise their right to kill their unborn children while in the same breath trying to stop gun violence in schools and the innocent killing of children in safe spaces!
One has to ask, "What truly is the difference? Killing an innocent child in a school shooting is no more or no less than killing a baby in the womb. How, therefore, do you justify one but condemn the other?"
The true abortion movement is actually one of compassion for both mothers and children who find themselves in unfortunate circumstances. It is not to condemn the women who have chosen abortion, but to love them back to health. And it is one to help women who find themselves faced with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy to find alternatives that will provide better options for their health and the life of the baby they carry. Unwanted or unplanned babies don't have to pay the price for bad decisions or bad events in a woman's life.
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