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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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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?
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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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