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ABORTION A BABY can live without it!. Facts. About 1.2 million babies are aborted every year in the United States. 40% of all pregnancies in the US end in abortion. About 18% of women in the US obtaining abortions are teenagers.

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Abortion a baby can live without it

ABORTIONA BABY can livewithout it!


Facts

Facts

  • About 1.2 million babies are aborted every year in the United States.

  • 40% of all pregnancies in the US end in abortion.

  • About 18% of women in the US obtaining abortions are teenagers.

  • More than twice as many unborn babies are killed in the United States than were killed in the civil war (both sides).

  • Abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Roe v. Wade.

  • Approximately 35 million lives have been lost at the hands of abortion doctors, about 86 times as many as died in World War II.

  • In 1989, the Supreme Court declared a Missouri law was constitutional, which stated that human life begins at conception. Still, abortion continues to be a federally protected “right”.


Is god pro life and what does that mean anyway

Is God Pro-Life?And what does that mean anyway?

  • God is the source and sustainer of life. I Timothy 6:13; Genesis 2:7; John 20:31; Acts 17:28; Job 34:14-15

  • Life is routinely regarded as a reward; death as a punishment. But God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Ezekiel 18:21-32; Revelation 21:4

  • Jesus came to bring life – abundant life! John 10:10

  • Death is God’s enemy (and ultimately a defeated enemy). I Corinthians 15:26, 54-57; II Timothy 1:10

  • (Human) death came as a result of sin. God did not originally create man to be mortal. I Corinthians 15:21-22; Romans 5:12; 6:23


Is god pro life and what does that mean anyway1

Is God Pro-Life?And what does that mean anyway?

  • God forbids murder (a person taking another human life for personal reasons). Exodus 20:13.

  • The first command God gave to His creation was to spread life. Genesis 1:20, 22, 24, 28

  • God instructs us to defend the lives of the innocent. Proverbs 24:11-12

    But wait… What about these verses?

  • Exodus 21:12-17 (Capital punishment)

  • I Samuel 15:3 (Genocide?)


Scriptures related to abortion

Scriptures Related to Abortion

  • Jeremiah 1:4-5

  • Job 31:14-15

  • Psalm 22:10-11

  • Psalm 139:13-14

  • Luke 1:15

  • Exodus 21:22

  • Galatians 1:15

  • Amos 1:13

  • Judges 13:5 (Hebrew reads: “from the womb”)


Arguments pro and con

Arguments – Pro and Con

  • Biological: When does life begin?

  • Legal: If it’s legal, it must be right, right?

  • Moral:

    • Is abortion murder?

    • Is it right to bring a child into the world that will not be loved, cared for, etc.?

    • If having this baby jeopardizes my ability to care for other (current or future) children, wouldn’t it be more loving to abort?

    • What if pregnancy was the result of rape?

    • What if the fetus is deemed to have a birth defect?


Arguments pro and con1

Arguments – Pro and Con

  • Emotional: Does abortion cause trauma for women? What about for men?

  • Religious: Since not all Christian denominations agree, can’t we just all get along?

  • Ethical: What is the role of the abortion industry in this debate? Is abortion bad medicine?

  • Historical: What can we learn from the past? How did we get to our current position?

  • Practical: What are the effects of abortion on society?


What should you do

What should you do?

  • Study Scripture to come to a biblical understanding of this issue and be able to defend your position.

  • Pray for people whose lives are being destroyed by unwanted pregnancies and abortion.

  • Get involved personally to improve the situation: Volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center, etc.

  • Make your voice heard (both politically and in your sphere of influence).

  • Show love and compassion to people who have had abortions and nee to experience God’s healing and forgiveness.

  • Abstain from sexual intercourse if you aren’t prepared to care for a baby.


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