The Reality of Abortion

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations”.

Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV)

It has been stated,”If the womb had windows, there would be no abortion”. As humans, we are not omnipresent and cannot know the full scope of what each human life is worth.We cannot dwell in the womb with a fetus, nor can we see it as it matures. But God can.

A Scientific View of Abortion

Just 18 days after conception, the baby’s heart begins to beat. At six weeks, brain waves can be measured. At eight weeks, the vital organs are functioning and fingerprints have formed. At nine weeks, the unborn baby is able to feel pain. Over 700,000 abortions each year are performed after this point.

By the beginning of the second month, the unborn child, has begun to look distinctly human. By the time the baby is eleven weeks old, he or she breathes, swallows, digests, tastes, hears, sleeps, and dreams.

Babies that are born prematurely can survive outside the womb as young as 20-25 weeks old. All that is necessary to make the baby a grown human being is already there from the moment of conception.

Though it is wee & tiny…it is still a real person, just as a crumb of bread is still real bread. No one who has been given the gift of life should despise the day of small beginnings. Have we forgotten so quickly that we were once as small?

What the Bible Says About Abortion

In Psalm 106, God speaks specifically against killing innocent children and babies. Throughout the Bible God has plenty to say about the taking of an innocent life.

He continually opposes and speaks against murder, especially murder of the innocent. God’s judgement against the killing of an innocent life grows out of His love for humankind.

God said to the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”. God knew this man before he was born. As he was forming in his mother’s womb, God gave him his personality, talents, and temperament.

If his mother had gotten an abortion, the “fetal tissue” she aborted would have been a real person named Jeremiah; a mighty prophet of God and the gift of God’s voice to the nations.

It is clear that life begins when God creates it. God does not judge things according to their stage of development the way humans tend to. Even the tiniest embryo is the subject of His love and care.

God sees each of our lives in the realm of our total existence, whether we are yet unborn; or a young woman in the prime of her life, or an old man laying in his deathbed.

What gives any person, any human the right to think they can set the standard on what defines murder. When I think about this, all I think to myself is, ” don’t get it

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by Brandy N. Morrison time to read: 2 min
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