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God’s View of the Unborn. “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:14. Abortion Today. Approximately 42 million abortions are performed each year worldwide (115,000 per day). 1.37 million abortions are performed each year in America (3,700 per day). Somebody thinks abortion is O.K.!.

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God s view of the unborn

God’s Viewof the Unborn

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made”

Psalm 139:14


Abortion today

Abortion Today

Approximately 42 million abortions are performed each year worldwide (115,000 per day). 1.37 million abortions are performed each year in America (3,700 per day). Somebody thinks abortion is O.K.!


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Abortion Today

1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient). Somebody thinks abortion is O.K.!


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Abortion Today

Approximately 53 million babies have been aborted in the U.S. since the January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. There have been more babies killed in 38 years than soldiers killed in all the American wars in the past 235 yrs. of this nations' history. In more populated areas like Washington D.C., 1 out of 2 pregnancies ends in abortion. Somebody thinks abortion is O.K.!


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Abortion Today

Often animal rights activists are exonerated and "pro-life" advocates are considered troublemakers. If you save a whale you are honored, if you try to save an unborn life you are ridiculed. If an airplane crashes and 10 people die, it is national news, but when 1.37 million babies are killed in one year it goes unmentioned. Somebody thinks abortion is O.K.!


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Abortion Today

A Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, 2009 finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.Unfortunately, our nation is following the lead of the 42%! A part of that 42% is in the White House! Somebody thinks abortion is O.K.!


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Abortion Today

  • Obama supports Roe v. Wade (July 1998)

  • Obama protects a woman’s right to choose an abortion (May 2004)

  • Obama voted “No” on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions (July 2006)

  • Obama trusts women to make their own decisions on partial-birth abortion (Apr. 2007)

  • Obama voted against banning partial birth abortion (Oct. 2007)


Pro choice arguments

Pro-Choice Arguments

"It is uncertain when human life begins; that's a religious question than cannot be answered by science.”

"The fetus is just a part of the pregnant women's body, like her tonsils or appendix.”

"The unborn is an embryo or a fetus - just a simple blob of tissue, a product of conception - not a baby. Abortion is terminating a pregnancy, not killing a child."


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Pro-Choice Arguments

"The fetus may be alive, but so are eggs and sperm. The fetus is a potential human being, not an actual one; it's like a blueprint not a house, an acorn not an oak tree.”

"The unborn isn't a person, with meaningful life. It's only inches in size, and can't even think; it's less advanced than an animal.”

"A fetus isn't a person until quickening or viability.“


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Pro-Choice Arguments

"Obviously life begins at birth. That's why we celebrate birthdays, not conception days, and why we don't have funerals following miscarriages.”

"No one can really know that human life begins before birth."


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God’s View of the Unborn

  • God wants children to be born (Gen. 1:28)

  • God gives children as a heritage and reward (Psa. 127:3-5)

  • God is the creator of all life (Psa. 119:73; Acts 17:25; Heb. 12:9)

  • God helps in the conception of children (Gen.4:1,25; 25:21; 29:31; 30:22; Judg.13:3-5; Ruth 4:13; 1 Sam.1:2,5,6,11,20,27; Lk.1:7,13,24,25,30)


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God’s View of the Unborn

  • God forms the child in the womb (Job.10:8-12; 33:4; Psa.139:13-16; Eccl.11:5; Isa. 44:2,24). Note that the personal pronouns used in these verses, e.g., "I," "me" and "my," point to personal identity or "personhood" prior to birth. They refer to someone, not something.


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God’s View of the Unborn

  • God calls the unborn and the born by the same name … “child” (Gen. 25:21-22; Ex. 21:22-23; Job 3:3; Eccl. 11:5; Mt. 1:18,23; Lk. 1:24-44)

  • God teaches parents to appreciate, love, value, and care for their children (Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:1-4; Rom. 1:31; 2 Tim. 3:3; Tit. 2:4)


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God’s View of the Unborn

  • God forbids murder because the life of a human is in the blood (Gen. 9:4-6; Ex. 20:13; Prov. 6:17; Rom. 13:9; Gal. 5:21; Rev. 21:8)


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God’s View of the Unborn

  • Killing an unborn child is punishable by death - Ex.21:22-25 (cf. NIV and NKJV). Why? The status of the unborn child is equal to the mother. "Miscarriage" in NASV is a poor translation. The Heb. verb for "miscarriage" is shakol, not yatsa ("depart" or "come out"), and the Heb. noun is nefel ("untimely born"), not yeled ("child" or "fruit").


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God’s View of the Unborn

  • Murder is condemned because "life" is sacred ("the sanctity of life") - man is made in the "image of God" (Gen.1:26,27; 9:6; Jas.3:8-10).

  • Why is there no specific law against abortion in the Bible? "All that was necessary to prohibit an abortion was the command, "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13). Every Israelites knew that the unborn child was indeed a child. Therefore, miscarriage was always viewed as the loss of a child, and abortion as the killing of a child" (Randy Alcorn, 239).


God s view vs man s view

God’s View vs. Man’s View

  • Abortion is a denial of the plain Scriptural truth; abortion is a denial of God's view of the unborn. Abortion denies that God is involved in development process of the unborn, that life is a blessing and gift from God, that God cares for the unborn, that God has a purpose for the unborn, and the unborn is a person.

  • Abortion is "the American way." We must not become "anti-American," but we must speak out against the injustice of abortion (Prov.24:11-12).


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God’s View vs. Man’s View

  • Abortion has been "legal" and "lawful" according to our U.S. Supreme Court since January 22, 1973, but we must obey the voice of God, not the voice of men (Ac.5:29)

  • Abortion is "popular," but remember, "for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God" (Lk.16:15)

  • Abortion is called "pro-choice," "reproductive choice," and "termination of pregnancy" by man, but God calls it sin (Prov.6:17)


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God’s View vs. Man’s View

  • When one understands and accepts God's view of the unborn, respects human life, accepts that human life begins before birth, learns to love a (unborn) child and realizes that God will punish the murderer who sheds innocent blood, then that person will never become "pro-choice“ (pro-abortion)!


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