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