Abortion is clearly prohibited in the Bible
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You may be pro-choice, but
But Jesus said to them,
"Let the little children
and do not hinder them from
coming to Me,
The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
Does an aborted child ever get to enjoy this heavenly
The word 'children' is mentioned over
1500 times in Holy Scripture.
From that, I must deduce that 'children' are of
importance to GOD.
To the author of a book the fruit
of his works belongs to the author.
To the Author of Life, the fruit of His works belongs
to the Author.
God is the Author
"But you disowned the Holy and Just One, and asked
that a murderer
should be granted to you;
but the Author
of Life you killed
whom GOD has raised up from
the dead; whereof we are witnesses."
Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where
is your brother Abel?"
He answered, "I do not know. Am I my brother's
And the Lord said, "What have you done? The voice
of your brother's
blood cries to me from the ground. And now cursed
are you in the soil
which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's
your hand." Genesis 4:9-11
"Learn then that I, I alone, am GOD,
and there is no god besides Me.
It is I who bring both death
and life, I who inflict wounds
and heal them..."
"I call heaven and earth today to
witness against you.
I have set before you life and death, the blessing
and the curse.
you and your descendants may live,
by loving the Lord your GOD, heeding His voice,
and holding fast to Him. For that will mean life
a long life for you to live on the land which the
He would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and
The Fifth Commandment.
shalt not kill, thou
shalt not commit adultery;
thou shalt not corrupt youth;
thou shalt not commit fornication;
thou shalt not steal; thou
shalt not use soothsaying;
thou shalt not practice sorcery;
Thou shalt not kill a child
neither shall thou slay it
thou shalt not covet the
goods of thy neighbor."
Note: The 'Didache' is a set
of instructions to the first Christians,
written in the first century,
hundreds of years before
the New Testament books
were made canonical by the
Catholic church (approved as inspired).
have made me, and fashioned me wholly round about,
yet you do destroy me. Remember,
I beseech you, that you have made me
as the clay; and will you
bring me unto dust again?
Have you not poured me out
as milk, and curdled me as cheese?
You have clothed me with
skin and flesh, and have fenced me
with bones and sinews. You
have granted me life and favor,
and your visitation has preserved
"The Spirit of GOD has made
and the breath of the Almighty
has given me life."
"As you know not what is the
way of the Spirit,
nor how the bones are joined
together in the womb
of her that is with child;
so that you know not the works of GOD,
who is the maker of all."
"Thus said the Lord that made
and formed you, your helper from the womb."
"The Lord has called me from
from the bowels of my mother
He has been mindful of my name."
"Before I formed you in the
bowels of your mother,
I knew you;
and before you came forth
out of the womb,
I sanctified you..."
GOD has a plan for each one
of us and He knew when He would form us,
and He knew it for all eternity.
is quite clear, the Author of Life gives life and
only He may take it away.
We, therefore, have no control
over who lives and who dies. We are all
GOD's children (Gal 3:26),
and we must live by the rules of Our Father.
No one 'owns' another human
being. No one can say, 'I live but
you must die'. No one can
say of an unborn child, 'This is my body
and I will do with it as
I please'. The unborn child belongs to its
'Author', the Creator of
Life, and to Him alone, and not to its mother.
The mother serves as a nurturing
vessel, as GOD is forming the
child in her womb. Neither
she nor anyone else has a right to destroy
a human creature which GOD
It is GOD's
will that we:
"Be fruitful and multiply;
fill the earth and subdue it."
Genesis 1:28, 9:7
God viewed children as a blessing:
"No woman in your land will
be barren or miscarry;
and I will give you a full
span of life."
"I will look with favor upon
you, and make you fruitful
and numerous, as I carry
out My covenant with you."
"Lo, children are a heritage
of the Lord;
and the fruit of the womb
is His reward."
for those who take human life
For those who cause a woman
"When men have a fight and
hurt a pregnant woman, so that she
suffers a miscarriage, but
no further injury, the guilty one shall
be fined as much as the woman's
husband demands of him..."
"Whoever sheds the blood of
man, by a man shall his blood be shed."
Abortion is mentioned as a
terrible thing here:
"May they pass like the snail
which melts away, like the aborted
fetuses of a woman which
sees not the sun."
Psalms 58:8 (9)
Hosea mentions infertility
as a sign of punishment for infidelity
"As for Ephraim, their glory
has flown away like a bird,
from the birth and from the
womb and from the conception.
And though they should bring
up their children,
I will make them without
children among men.
Yes and woe to them when
I shall depart from them.
Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus,
is planted in a pleasant place,
but Ephraim shall bring forth
his children to the murderer.
Give them O Lord. What will
you give them?
Give them a miscarrying womb,
and dry breasts."
"Yet you have
brought me forth from the womb;
you did watch over me when
I was at my mother's breast."
"And when you
stretch forth your hands, I will turn away My eyes from you;
and when you multiply prayer,
I will not hear,
for your hands are full of
Wash yourselves, be clean,
take away the evil of
your devices from my eyes."
"But your iniquities have divided
between you and your GOD,
and your sins have hid His face from you that He
should not hear.
For your hands are defiled
with blood, and your
fingers with iniquity.
Your lips have spoken lies,
and your tongue utters iniquity."
One of the saddest
stories in the entire Bible is in the Book of Matthew.
"Then Herod, seeing that
he had been tricked by the Magi,
was exceedingly angry; and
he sent and slew all the boys in
Bethlehem and all its neighborhood
who were two years old or under,
according to the time that
he had carefully ascertained from the Magi."
children are called the "Holy Innocents."
There is no one any more
innocent and helpless than a newborn child,
or one who is still in its
mothers womb. They cannot speak for themselves.
They are helpless and defenseless,
and they are all the property of GOD.
Scripture does not give a
clue as to the number of Holy Innocents,
but it must have been a small
number, as Bethlehem was a small town.
Compare those Holy Innocents
with the 37,000,000 in the USA alone,
and the 1,200,000,000 worldwide,
slain in the last 25 years by abortion.
"Thus said the
Lord: A voice was heard on high of Lamentation,
of mourning and weeping,
of Rachel weeping for her children,
and refusing to be comforted
because they are not."
Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:17-18
What did Church
Fathers have to say?
St. Hippolytus of Rome, Philosophoumena,
or Refutation of all Heresies,222 A.D.
"...for this reason 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 excessive 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." 9:12
St. Basil, the Great, First
Canonical Letter to Amphilochius, 374 A.D.
"A woman who has deliberately
destroyed a fetus must pay the penalty for murder." 188:1
"Those also who give drugs
causing abortions are murderers themselves,
as well as those who receive
the poison which kills the fetus." 188:8
St. Augustine of Hippo, Enchiridion
of Faith, Hope, and Love, 421 A.D.
"...though I know not whether
man can find an answer: when it is that a
human being in the womb begins
to live, and whether there is also a
certain kind of hidden life
there which is not yet apparent in the movements
of the living being. It seems
very rash to deny that those fetuses ever lived,
that are cut away and ejected
limb by limb from the wombs of the pregnant,
lest the mothers perish too,
if the fetuses be left there dead." 23:86
A man pleaded
with GOD. "Dear GOD, why don't you give us
someone who can find a cure
for cancer and heart disease?"
GOD replied, "I did, but
you aborted them."
exactly just what does that mean?
The persons who chose that
title did so because it sounds less repulsive
than what it really means,
"I have a perfect right to
terminate the life of another human being,
a creature of GOD's creation,
if I choose to do so."
Terminating human life is
usually called Murder
For those of
you who would say,
"It is only a lump of flesh",
I am compelled to ask,
"And what would that 'lump
of flesh' become if it were
left alone in the womb?"
I am again compelled to ask,
"Does a 'lump of flesh' have
Elizabeth thy kinswoman also has conceived a son
in her old age, and she who
was called barren is now in her sixth month."
"And it came to pass, when
Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary,
that the babe in her womb
"For behold, the moment that
the sound of your greeting came to my ears,
the babe in my womb leapt
Now please explain to me,
"How can a 'lump of flesh'
leap in its mothers womb,
and how does it know joy?"
"Can a woman
forget her infant, so as not to have
pity on the son of her womb?"
May GOD have mercy on us
for what we have done.
"Thou art my
GOD: have mercy on me, O Lord,
for I cry to thee continually.
Give joy to the soul of thy servant,
for unto thee, O Lord, do
I lift up my soul.
For thou, O Lord, art good
full of mercy for all who
call upon thee.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer,
and attend to the voice of
I call upon thee in the day
of my trouble,
because thou wilt hear me."
You may be Pro-Choice,