Before we get into what the Bible says, let me share an experience that sticks with me. In a college class we’d debate controversial topics. One of those was the morality of abortion.
One young lady, addressing the class from the front told us her story. She’d visited her aunt’s place of employment, a place that either performed abortions or held aborted fetuses, because some products do use fetal parts. She saw jars with human embryos and fetuses in them. She said she felt it was a disgusting sight. But when asked what her view was on abortion, she said it was okay with her. I asked her what makes it okay? She replied, “Because it’s legal.” So I asked her a second question, “If it was legal for me to get up and hit you, then would you agree that was okay?” I don’t remember her having an answer to that question. As I recall, she just had a puzzled looked.
Because people have conflicting views, if you believe in God, I’m sure you’d want to know his view about this subject. If you don’t understand it already, you will understand God’s position after considering just a few scriptures. Let’s look at those now:
- If someone hurts a woman and she loses her unborn child scriptures read, 22“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, 24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,” Exodus 21:22-23
According to those scriptures God held unintentional harm brought upon a woman that resulted in abortion as murder.
- “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:16
- “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