Abortion And The Bible

            The Holy Spirit said, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7. According to the latest statistics, Planned Parenthood alone uses our tax dollars and aborts an unborn child every ninety-seven seconds. An estimated 906,000 abortions took place in 2015 based on available state-level data. Eighty-nine to ninety-two of abortions occur during the first six to twelve weeks of pregnancy. In 2013 over seven percent of all abortions occurred between fourteen and twenty weeks’ gestation and over one percent were twenty-one weeks. How did these abortions take place? The CDC states, “In 2013, 76.5% of reported abortions were accomplished by curettage (which includes dilatation and evacuation). Most curettage abortions are suction procedures. Medical abortions made up approximately twenty-two of all abortions reported in 2013.” Others have stated that ninety-six percent of the more than 140,000 second-trimester abortions that occur annually in the USA are accomplished by dilation and evacuation.  Sixty percent of abortions are performed on women who already have one or more children. Forty-seven percent of abortions are performed on women who have already had one or more abortions. Forty-three percent of women will have had at least one abortion by the time they are 45 years old.

            In the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” more than sixty percent of Americans are opposed to overturning Roe vs. Wade according to a CBS poll. Where do YOU stand? Let me ask, which is more important: an animal or a human being? Did you know that certain animals are protected by USA law, even when it has not been born or hatched? In one case against a USA citizen, the defense attorney argued that a “turtle is not a turtle until it is hatched.” The man was found guilty for poaching over one thousand turtle eggs. A pregnant girl and her boyfriend conspired to kill their unborn child by battery. The boyfriend gets a life sentence. The pregnant girl is not charged according to ABC. Scott Peterson was convicted of two murders, his wife, Laci and their unborn son.  Partial birth abortion procedure literally “delivers” the live baby all except the head, and then murders the child. Is the only difference in human value is whether or not the mother wants the child? One woman stated, “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.” Then this same woman went on to criticize those who wanted to withdraw funding from Planned Parenthood, a provider of abortion services.  

            The Word of God says “These six things doth the Lord hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood…” Proverb 6:16-19. “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, Which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, And formeth the spirit of man within him.” Zechariah 12:1. God places the human spirit within the child. When does God do this? “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.” Ecclesiastes 11:5. David insisted that his growth before birth was the doings of God. “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.” Psalm 139:13-16. “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.” Jeremiah 1:4-5. Cf. Galatians 1:15.  “And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 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:  And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.” Luke 1:39-44.  Life begins at conception! Abortion is murder!
Bobby D. Gayton