God speaks very clearly in the Bible on the value of unborn children.
God’s Word says that He personally made each one of us, and has a plan for each life: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5). “Even before I was born, God had chosen me to be His” (Galatians 1:15). “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb…Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:13,16). “Your hands shaped me and made me…Did You not clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life” (Job 10:8–12). “This is what the Lord says—He who made you, who formed you in the womb” (Isaiah 44:2). “Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One form us both within our mothers?” (Job 31:15).
Because man is made in God’s own image (Genesis 1:27), each life is of great value to God: “Children are a gift from God” (Psalm 127:3). He even calls our children His own: “You took your sons and daughters whom you bore to Me and sacrificed them…You slaughtered My children” (Ezekiel 16:20,21).
The Bible says of our Creator, “In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being” (Job 12:10). God, the giver of life, commands us not to take the life of an innocent person: “Do not shed innocent blood” (Jeremiah 7:6); “Cursed is the man who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person” (Deuteronomy 27:25). “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13).
Taking the life of the unborn is clearly murder—”He didn’t kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave” (Jeremiah 20:17)—and God vowed to punish those who “ripped open the women with child” (Amos 1:13). The unborn child was granted equal protection in the law; if he lost his life, the one who caused his death must lose his own life: “If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined…But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life” (Exodus 21:22,23).
Life is a gift created by God, and is not to be taken away by abortion. God is “pro-choice,” but He tells us clearly the only acceptable choice to make:
“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live”(Deuteronomy 30:19).
Pic. One day’s work in a Canadian abortion clinic
The National Right to Life Sunday was observed this month, along with the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since 1973, approx. 52 million unborn children have had their lives snuffed out through abortion!
Warning–not for children
For the many of you who have been saying that the photos on the above site are not real, please take a minute to watch “The Silent Scream.”
There you will see graphic video of a baby being aborted.
As these stunning pictures show, a new technology allows mums and dads to hold a life size model of their unborn child.
“It’s amazing to see the faces of the mothers,” said inventor Dr Jorge Lopes who developed the technology for his PhD at the Royal College of Art.
It works by taking data from ultrasound and MRI scans to build a life-size plaster model using a method called rapid prototyping.
Back in 2005, a new technology which allowed parents to see moving ‘3D’ scans of their baby sparked calls for a review of the abortion law.
The scans showed babies younger than the 24-week abortion limit stretching, yawning, smiling and ‘walking’ in the womb.
But despite polls showing that most women supported a reduction in the upper time limit for abortion, the law remained unchanged when Parliament voted last year.
This new life-size model technology could ignite the abortion debate once again.
In England, Scotland and Wales, abortion is allowed up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The consent of two doctors is required.
Abortion up to birth is lawful when the mother’s life is at risk, or where the unborn child has a serious handicap (however, ’serious handicap’ has been taken to include a treatable abnormality such as a cleft palate).
Abortion is unlawful in Northern Ireland, except for where the mother’s life is at risk.
One in five recorded pregnancies in England and Wales ends in abortion.
According to Government figures given in 2006, of the 5.3 million abortions to residents of England and Wales: 0.4% were because of risk to the mother’s life; 1.3% were because of foetal handicap; over 98% were for social reasons.
In 2006 one woman told the BBC: “I went to the British Pregnancy Advice Service for counselling. I asked if at ten weeks it was a baby and they said, ‘No, it’s just cells.’ I felt like it wasn’t a baby and that was my get-out clause; I wasn’t doing anything wrong.
“Afterwards I was emotionally numb and although I didn’t have an emotional breakdown, I became anorexic. I was promiscuous for some time. But at the time I didn’t think it had anything to do with the abortion.”
She said her failed abortion of a second child changed her view: “When I saw that baby with its heart beating, I knew that nine years ago I had destroyed a baby… I realised that I had been reacting out of fear and not really thinking. I was in denial: ‘It wasn’t really a baby but cells.’
“Women deserve more than abortion in a crisis. There are other options, why should the death of a baby be the only answer?”