Yes, that is my title and topic, and if it causes you such angst and animus toward me that you feel you must attack, call me vile names, question my humanity, and disassociate with me, go ahead. I do not say that with any anger or desire that you do so. But if that is where your heart is, from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. I am 100% confident I am on solid biblical and moral ground in my argument and have the right to my view. I do not have a right to my own facts, as is often the case when people debate controversial issues. I desire to be solidly on the side of the Bible, science, and morality.
I will begin with citations from the Bible and include scientific and historic documentation to my arguments. In Psalms 139 we have a most enlightening declaration beginning at verse 13: “For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from Thee when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. 16 Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Thy book, they were all written, The days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” NASB
Let me remind everyone that David made that declaration without the benefit of our modern marvels in medicine and science (ultrasounds, dating methods, OBGYN’s, et al). He declared what every rational and reasonable human knows and believes deep in their heart of hearts. That life in the womb is a baby! It is only in recent years that we morphed away from that distinction and found the term ‘fetus’ to be more conducive to the idea of lifelessness and meaningless until viable birth had occurred. I do not believe the shift in terms was benign but had a deep-rooted purpose that erodes our foundation moral principles and values as human beings.
David was not alone in his declarations about life, conception, and the value God places on EVERY LIFE! In the Book of Job 10:8-12, we read, “Thy hands fashioned and made me altogether, and wouldst Thou destroy me? 9 ‘Remember now, that Thou hast made me as clay; And wouldst Thou turn me into dust again? 10 ‘Didst Thou not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese; 11 Clothe me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews? 12 ‘Thou hast granted me life and lovingkindness; and Thy care has preserved my spirit.” NASB
We cannot overlook the declaration of the prophet Jeremiah. It could and should be viewed as God’s view of abortion. In Jeremiah 20:17 we read, “Because He did not kill me from the womb, that my mother might have been my grave.” If that being in the womb is nothing more than tissue, the words of Jeremiah are meaningless. A lifeless form cannot have a grave, you don’t bury lifeless tissue. You bury things that were alive and that ‘thing’ in the womb is a human being yet unborn.
I was arrested by the Holy Spirit as I read Ecclesiastes 11:5, “Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.” God makes all things and that thing in the womb is a life that God has and is creating therefore to abort it is to engage in genocide and/or infanticide. I’m sorry, but how do we defend taking a defenseless life that has not yet had the opportunity to live?
Let me offer a few pertinent and interesting notations from Scripture about life in the womb and you determine if that blob of tissue, that fetus, that embryo, is a living being.
- Jacob and Esau: (Genesis 25:22-24) – “The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So, she went to inquire of the Lord. The Lord said to her, ‘Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.’ When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb”
- Jeremiah: (Jeremiah 1:5) – “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” How can anyone view that as God being ambivalent about that ‘thing’ in the womb? He was creating a life, a living human being, that has a divine purpose, as do all of us.
- David: (Psalms 139:16) – “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
- Paul: (Galatians 1:15) – “God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by His grace.”
- John the Baptist: (Luke 1:15) – “He will be great in the sight of the Lord…and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit before he is born.”
- Jesus: (Matthew 1:20) – “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”
We are instructed in the Ten Commandments “Thou shalt not murder.” We are warned in Proverbs 6, one of the six things God is listed as hating are hands that shed innocent blood. In Psalms 68:5 we discover that God has promised to be a “Father to the fatherless” and a “defender of widows.” We are instructed to “Love our neighbor as ourselves.” Who is our neighbor? Anyone and everyone who needs my help is my neighbor. We are to love life, ALL LIFE as God does and that includes that baby in the womb!
Let me go to Law and Science in my conclusion regarding abortion and that life in the womb, a human baby yet unborn. Science informs us that within 24 hours of conception, the egg begins to rapidly divide into many cells. It remains in the fallopian tube for about three days, then the fertilized egg moves to the uterus for implantation. In the first few weeks, there is the development of primitive facial features with the mouth, lower jaw, and throat developing. The tiny heart tube will beat 65 times a minute until the end of the 4th week. Wait, a heartbeat? How is that just a blob of tissue and not a life?
In the 2nd month, there is the rapid development of more features and in the 3rd month the arms, hands, fingers, feet, and toes are FULLY formed! By the 4th month, the heartbeat is audible, eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, fingers, and toenails developed, hair, and the teeth and bones become denser. The BABY can suck her or her thumb, yawn, stretch, and make faces. Blobs of tissue do not do that! For the sake of time, I won’t continue that detailing of development, but you see that very early, almost from the moment of conception there is demonstratable evidence of life! That being in the womb is a LIFE, a BABY!
Let’s look at some laws and see the incredibly hypocritical stances of the pro-choice movement or pro-abortion advocates. I won’t take the many that are available but 18 U.S. Code 1841. Protection of unborn children. That’s right our federal law refers to protecting UNBORN children! In Section (a) (1) it reads: “Whoever engages in conduct that violate any provision of law listed in subsection (b) and thereby causes the death of, or bodily injury (as defined in section 1365) to, a child, who is in utero at the time the conduct takes place, is guilty of a separate offense under this section.” Wow!
Let’s continue to (2) (A) “Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, the punishment for that separate offense is the same as the punishment provided under Federal law for that conduct had that injury or death occurred to the unborn child’s mother. (B)An offense under this section does not require proof that— (i) the person engaging in the conduct had knowledge or should have had knowledge that the victim of the underlying offense was pregnant; or (ii) the defendant intended to cause the death of, or bodily injury to, the unborn child. (C) If the person engaging in the conduct thereby intentionally kills or attempts to kill the unborn child, that person shall instead of being punished under subparagraph (A), be punished as provided under sections 1111, 1112, and 1113 of this title for intentionally killing or attempting to kill a human being. (D) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the death penalty shall not be imposed for an offense under this section.”
I stand staunchly against abortion and when I see laws passed by Congress and signed into law by the president which are incorporated into our Code of Laws that defend and define that being in the womb as a LIFE and a BABY I find it incomprehensible that the Supreme Court would deem abortion justifiable under any constitutional provision.
I am and will continue to be on the side of LIFE, “All Life” including the life of that unborn baby in the womb. I stand firmly for Faith, Family, and Freedom.
God bless you and God bless America!