WITH THE ABORTION DEBATES IN THE NEWS AGAIN, let's discuss what the Bible says:
While the Bible doesn't mention "abortion" per se, take a look at these passages:
EXODUS 21:22 “If people are fighting with each other and happen to hurt a pregnant woman so badly that her unborn child dies, then, even if no other harm follows, he must be fined. He must pay the amount set by the woman’s husband and confirmed by judges. 23 But if any harm follows, then you are to give life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound and bruise for bruise. (CJB)
Jeremiah 1:5 “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.”
Job 31:15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?
PSALM 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Genesis 9:5 I will certainly demand an accounting for the blood of your lives: I will demand it from every animal and from every human being. I will demand from every human being an accounting for the life of his fellow human being. 6 Whoever sheds human blood, by a human being will his own blood be shed; for God made human beings in his image."
I don't know about you, but to me, it's clear that "life" - according to ADONAI Himself - begins at conception. (If something is not "alive," it wouldn't grow into a full-fledged human....)
SO, I AM PLEADING WITH EVERYONE WHO IS CONSIDERING ABORTION: Instead of choosing the hideous practice of abortion (which literally tears a fetus to shreds), PLEASE consider bringing your baby to full term and giving it away to someone who truly wants a child....