Abortion

Debates are raging. People are lost and mixing things up. Let's keep it clear, this is not mixing religion and politics as some want to label it. Governments have the job of controlling people actions at mass scale. When the government allows and facilitates abortion at mass scale, it is the same as allowing people to get rid of unwanted children by killing them. Just as getting rid of your unwanted children is a crime, getting rid of your unwanted babies by killing them in the womb is also a crime. 

Before talking about God's perspective on this subject, let's talk about the so called "human morals" that drive government rules, unrelated to any religion. Things like killing a person is a crime punishable by law. Such a statement is compliant with the rule of separation of church and state. In this day and age, we've all seen the ultrasounds in 3D color showing that baby in the womb. The mother is providing life support to that baby through an umbilical cord in the same way she would nurse him/her after birth. So killing that baby before or after birth should be equally a crime punishable by law, unrelated to religion.

Aren't we a civilized nation? How can we turn a blind eye to this? So many are crafty with their explanations to legalize abortion, calling it "not born yet, and therefore not a human with rights!" Goes to show we'd do anything to make it fit our lifestyle.

 

This is not about the woman's own body, that she can do with it what she pleases. Once a baby starts forming in the womb, it is a human life entrusted to that woman. Killing a live baby in the womb is just as bad as killing him/her after birth! Should we also allow the killing of unwanted children? Because the mother cannot afford to, or too young to, raise them? They're her own children; she's their mother and should have the right to kill them without consequences!? Sadly today's people are willing to take it to any extreme just to make it fit their lifestyle.

But we ARE a civilized nation, no matter what our religious stand may be, the "human morals" should be sufficient to prevent the mass killing of babies through legalizing abortion at a government level. However given the complacency in our culture after years of government-legalized abortion, we are now facing devastating consequences to making it illegal. Therefore our government should now focus on forming government-funded programs that tend to women in need of help in order to safely avoid abortion.

Our efforts should shift from anger, demonstrating, and protesting, to the creation of social programs that help women avoid abortions.

Now back to God's perspective

It just so happened that God's view in the Bible is inline with the pro-life stand. But sadly many are perverting this fact to fight the government position by calling it a violation of "separation of church and state"; hoping to confuse the matter to give them traction. 

 

Even though the concept of abortion was unheard-of back in biblical days, it is very clear that the Bible is against it. The Bible uses terms like "God formed me in the womb" and "baby John the Baptist leaped in his mother's womb when Mary approached her with baby Jesus in her womb". The Bible clearly makes the baby's life in the womb as sacred as outside of it. So a true Christian is against abortion of all forms.  Some related verses from the Bible:

Jeremiah 1:5

[God said:] Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...

Luke 1:41

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 139:13

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

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