I am tired of all the excuses the prochoice religious fanatics believe through their own philosophy. This blog will address all there excuses and the biblical counter to them. There’s going to be a lot of heavy material in this blog—please bear with me until the very end. The first thing that needed to be addressed is the origins of the Abortion debate. I highly recommend a book from 1987 called Abortion: toward an Evangelical Consensus by Paul B. Fowler. This book dug deep into the heart of the debate about abortion, and gave the history of Roe vs. Wade. The true origins of the prochoice movement came from ancient Greece. The philosophies of the prochoice movement based their reasoning on the philosophy of Aristotle.
Aristotle wrote in Politics: “when couples have children in excess, let abortion be procured before sense and life have begun; what may or may not be lawfully done in these cases depends on the question of life and sensation.” If you didn’t believe that life begins at conception, which was the biblical definition, you would see it lawful to abort a child as Aristotle did. If you wanted to control the population and not have too many children, than you would believe abortion and birth control were good ideas. The ancient Greeks used pessary to produce an abortion, and there was a Hippocratic Oath by the Physicians to not do it. Biblically, God told mankind to be fruitful and multiply—don’t think God had population control or birth control in mind when he commanded it. That was man’s idea, and a horrible one.
Aristotle also wrote in Politics: “As to the exposure and rearing of children, let there be a law that no deformed child shall live”. This was the idea behind the Spartans killing their babies because they were deformed. It was also an excuse for prochoicers out there for having abortions. Let’s look at what God sees. Jesus Christ opened the eyes of a blind man that was born blind because “the works of God should be revealed in him” (John 9:3). Today, a man named Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs, and is an inspirational speaker and author—amazingly. God has a purpose for each one of us, and He wanted the deformed to live to fulfill that purpose for His glory. Those children should not be aborted.
What about incest? Should abortion be done because of incest? No, because the problem is not the child being born from sexual intercourse between family members or close relatives. It’s the behavior of the incest itself that’s the problem. God forbid incest in Leviticus 18:6-18, and Paul ordered the Corinthians to take away a man that had an incestuous relationship with his father’s wife in 1 Corinthians 5:1-8. Punish the ones that did the deed, and not the child that knew nothing about the deeds of their parents. “Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.” (Deuteronomy 24:16). In American English today, don’t punish the children for the sins of the parents and don’t punish the parents for the sins of the children. Don’t kill a child in the womb because of an incestuous relationship of the parents.
What about rape? Surely the child should be aborted for rape? Again, should the child die for the sin of the rapist father? Shouldn’t the rapist be punished for sexually assaulting the woman through sexual intercourse? In Genesis 34, Dinah (Jacob’s daughter) was raped by a prince of Shechem, and her brothers punished the Canaanites by killing the rapist, killing the men of the city, and took the spoils. In 2 Samuel 13, Amnon raped his sister Tamar, and Absalom (Amnon’s brother) killed him and fled. No one had the idea in mind to kill the child in the womb for rape. Rapists need to be punished for their crimes—not the children in the womb.
What about the mother’s health? Should the mother risk her health for the birth of her child? Let’s look at some biblical examples for this excuse. In Genesis 35:16-20, Rachel gave birth to a son and died while in labor pains. Jacob named the child Benjamin, which means “Son of my right hand” in Hebrew. If Rachel chose to abort the child, there would be no race of people living in the world today because of one selfish act. Rachel was selfless. About 500 years later, Hannah was selfless as well. Hannah gave born to Samuel, but she lent him to God because she asked for the child. Samuel became a Priest/Prophet that anointed the first two kings of Ancient Israel: Saul and David. Hannah wept in wanting to bore a child because she was barren—she didn’t weep because she aborted one.
Finally, there’s the argument that the fetus is not really a person, but a potential person that will gradually become a person. That’s an evolutionary approach to the fetus, and it’s only logical to those people who don’t believe that life begins at conception. The Hebrew word for conceive in the bible is Harah: it means to think up, to imagine, to conceive, to become pregnant. It happens instantly the sperm and the egg fertilize. God thought of you from conception. God imagined you to be a part of His family with a special purpose just for you. God ordained Jeremiah to be a prophet from conception in his mother’s womb. Don’t tell me there’s potential life in the womb—God already thought of the idea of you at conception, and that idea came into a living being.