Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and don’t know where to turn to? Are you considering having an abortion because you may be scared to face it alone? Have you wondered What does the Bible say about abortion? Scripture is clear on the preservation of life. Abortion is a very sensitive, touchy, political, and controversial topic, so I’m writing this post out of love and with the best intentions.
Having said this do you understand that God “our creator” is the giver and taker of life…NOT MAN! Does this mean you’re exempt from God’s grace and forgiveness if you have had an abortion? Absolutely NOT! The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. However, I will state this bluntly…I would not want to be the individual standing before God on judgment day having performed abortions if he or she does not repent of this Sin!
Allow me to make something as abundantly clear as possible and in a nonjudgemental and loving way…ALL human life is sacred in the eyes of God. The bible is clear that life begins at the moment of conception. Now with that said, I realize that many women will find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy, but I want you to be aware of what does the Bible say about abortion?
What Does the Bible say about abortion?
First and foremost, I am by no means judging anyone, “this is in God’s hands alone” but “from my Christian perspective” unplanned pregnancy or not, does not make it right to consider abortion. I 100% hate controversy and (anyone who knows me personally knows this) and I do everything in my power to separate myself from it as much as humanly possible.
Now I’m not nieve enough to assume some people will completely disagree with my opinion of abortion and that’s ok. I will still show you love as Jesus Christ shows love. I am certain that many will argue the fact that abortion is justifiable due to the following reasons…
- Health Risks
I know many women who have been raped, regardless of this fact, they either kept their baby or allowed a couple to adopt. In my eyes, other options are available. Please check out Choices4Life for more information.. Sadly, the media is constantly bombarding women with other “options” and “routes” they can go with but I want to point you to the one and only true source that really matters above all else…God’s word!
Unplanned pregnancy and prolife
Sweet friend, you may be wondering how in the wonder did the topic of abortion come across “Angie’s radar?” In all honesty, God! I hadn’t planned on writing a post about this…not even close. I usually steer clear of any controversial topics such as this. However, God has placed this burden in my heart so strongly I simply can’t ignore it!
My husband and I recently watched a movie that I’ve been wanting to see. I already knew it was a true story based on the life of Abby Johnson. I wanted to try and understand the mentality of women on why they’d choose abortion to begin with. Before we get into what does the bible say about abortion it’s important to understand the following also…
- What is the definition of abortion?
- When did abortion start?
- When did abortion become legal?
What is the definition of abortion? Source: Wikipedia
The practice of abortion—the termination of a pregnancy—has been known since ancient history. Various methods have been used to perform or attempt an abortion, including the administration of abortifacient herbs, the use of sharpened implements, the application of abdominal pressure, and other techniques.
When did abortions start? SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA
Though the physicians’ campaign against abortion began in the early 1800s, little progress was made in the United States until after the Civil War. The English law on abortion was first codified in legislation under sections 1 and 2 of Malicious Shooting or Stabbing Act 1803.
When did abortion become legal?
January 1973. In deciding Roe v. Wade in January 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that restrictive state abortion laws were unconstitutional, thereby legalizing induced abortion throughout the country.
Why do Christians oppose abortion?
Now I can only speak for myself. However, as was previously stated life is sacred. As Christians, it’s our duty to protect the lives of an unborn child. In regards to the movie let me begin by saying Unplanned is a beautiful redemption story of God’s grace, redemption, and forgiveness.
This being said, however, I didn’t realize how much this movie would impact my own life. Now, first and foremost, I would NEVER EVER consider an abortion regardless of the reason…Period! To me, abortion is against God’s will and plan and killing a precious life given as a gift from God!
I’m sorry if this offends anyone! It’s not my intention to do so and I love you! Having said this, it bears repeating that God has placed this burden in my spirit to write about what does the bible say abortion? I don’t want to be silent when I know this may reach someone to decide PROLIFE is a God-honoring decision.
Sweet friends, as I sat there watching this movie with my husband I was cringing and bawling like a baby. Ignorance more often than not can be bliss y’all, just saying. The fact of the matter is I’ve avoided things of this nature. The thoughts of a baby being taken willingly when we lost our little one is difficult.
I knew the process wasn’t gonna be pretty or anything of the sort, but my word! After the abortion scene where Abby went from seeing the baby moving to be obliterated in a blink of an eye, I told Mike that I had no clue it would be that hard to watch. His reply, “What were you expecting?” I said, NOT THAT!!!”
The sad part is it was probably downplaying the actual reality of the procedure. I can not fathom it. We lost our first grandchild to SIDS at 4 1/2 months old…to witness how a baby is removed from the womb like a vacuum cleaner…I broke down.
Ladies, do you know there are other options and resources available instead of abortion? Numerous couples are unable to conceive a child who would consider it a privilege, honor, and joy to adopt your baby. Please just think about it.
What does the bible say about abortion and Who Is Creator?
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. Psalms 139:13
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalms 139:14
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Psalms 139:15
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. Psalms 139:16
what the bible says about abortion: Pastor Greg Laurie
We are set apart and chosen people by God before birth
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace. Galatians 1:15
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
And when he has made her drink the water, then, if she has defiled herself and has broken faith with her husband, the water that brings the curse shall enter into her and cause bitter pain, and her womb shall swell, and her thigh shall fall away, and the woman shall become a curse among her people. Numbers 5:27
But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, then she shall be free and shall conceive children. Numbers 5:28
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalms 127:3
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Psalms 127:4
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Psalms 127:5
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him. Proverbs 6:16
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. Proverbs 6:17
A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil. Proverbs 6:18
A false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:19
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb? Job 31:15
On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb, you have been my God. Psalms 22:10
Can a woman forget her nursing child that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget yet I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15
Why Should the Sanctity of Life be protected? What does the bible say about this?
Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:41
And she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! Luke 1:42
And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? Luke 1:43
For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Luke 1:44
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3
Who is the given and taker of life? What does the bible say about this?
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. Deuteronomy 30:19
What does the bible say about abortion due to a predetermined disability or deformity?
Mike and I have friends that (according to their ultrasound) knew their baby was going to have abnormalities the parents decided to keep their baby. The parents were told their baby would not have a “real life” and kept pushing them to abort. Not only this, but the Dr’s told them their baby would not live past 11 minutes to be exact.
However, I am thrilled to tell you that they both refused to consider abortion. In their eyes, as well as mine, it’s not something they would ever consider. Our friends were determined to give their baby the best life (whatever time that may be) and cherish every moment God blessed them with.
The child lived way past the 11 minutes the Dr gave them. It was recently that their precious child lost His life at the age of 11. I can not begin to tell you the numerous lives that were changed because His Mommy and Daddy refused to give up and do what the Dr’s wanted then too.
- Was the child’s life hard? Yes
- Did the child suffer? Yes
- Was the child’s life worth living? Yes
- Did the child’s life impact others? Absolutely, and he still is!
Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots!
Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’? Isaiah 45:9
Woe to him who says to a father, ‘What are you begetting?’ or to a woman, ‘With what are you in labor?’” Isaiah 45:10
Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him: “Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands? Isaiah 45:9
If you have had an abortion will God extend forgiveness? What does the bible say about this?
In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7
I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25
Planned Parenthood former director Abby Johnson
Abby is changing lives with her story for God’s glory! This is actually living out the great commission of what does the Bible say about abortion.
At my church, there’s a woman who I admire for her bravery. She shares her experience with abortion and is now an advocate for prolife. God has done an amazing and powerful thing in her life and she shares her redemption story on her blog titled Clean. It’s a must read sweet friend.
There is hope after abortion through the saving grace of Jesus Christ. He extends mercy, forgiveness and redemption through His blood sacrifice on the Roman rugged cross. All you have to do is simply repent and ask to receive it.
As a Christian how should you approach others that stand for Prochoice when you are prolife?
What would Jesus do?
In closing on what does the bible say about abortion? WWJD?
WWJD: What Would Jesus Do?
To start with, as Christians, we are supposed to model Jesus Christ’s love and compassion to everyone. We must show His love and let the women know we care about them and their unborn babies. Simply stated…Don’t lose our tempers! If we feel anger starting to take over…Pray or walk away.
Secondly, the best advice I can give is to continue to be a living testimony that’s hard to deny. Don’t be afraid to be open and honest where you stand on prolife. If you don’t know what to say or how to say it, go before the throne of grace on bended knees and pray for God to give you both the wisdom and words to speak when the opportunity arises.
resources for unplanned pregnancy
birthright.org • 800.550.4900
Birthright services are always free, confidential and available to any woman regardless of age, race, circumstances, religion, marital status or financial situation.
optionline.org • 800.712.4357
Established in 2003, Option Line is the only fully staffed, bilingual pro-life contact center in the U.S. Since we first answered the call, we’ve reached with over 3.4 million women and men, many who are desperate for answers in an unexpected pregnancy.
pregnancydecisionline.org • 855.904.9884
Pregnancy Decision Line provides caring, confidential support if you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy. We’re available to talk and will offer reliable information you can trust. You can ask us anything; we are here for you.
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IF YOU’RE FACING AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY PLEASE WATCH THIS MOVIE OR READ THE BOOK!