Summary: I submit to you that abortion is destroying the highest qualities of God that are present in the womb! Every human being at conception is formed after the nature and perfections of God.
Who said these 2 statements…?
“…Beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”
“Maternity or additional offspring may force upon the woman a distressful life and future. Psychological harm may be imminent…There is also the distress for all concerned associated with the unwanted child… All these are factors that the woman and the responsible physician will consider in consultation regarding an abortion.”
Who do these 2 statements belong to? None other than the U.S. Supreme Court - spoken in 1857 and 1973!
Mother Teresa said, “America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships…It has portrayed the greatest of gifts – a child – as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience.”
Notice In The Womb, There Is:
Genesis 1:27 “And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” NIV
What’s this image? God is Spirit so it’s not physical! It leaves us with the fact that every human being at conception is formed after the nature and perfections of God.
Ephesians 4:24 “And that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
Colossians 3:10 “And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.”
Folks, I submit to you that abortion is destroying the highest qualities of God that are present in the womb!
Church Father, Tertullian in 210 A.D. – “Life begins with conception because we contend that the soul also begins from conception; life taking its commencement at the same moment and place that the soul does.”
President Reagan in his proclamation of personhood in the womb, declared on January 14, 1988… “Our nation cannot continue down the path of abortion, so radically at odds with our history, our heritage, and our concepts of justice. This sacred legacy…demands that protection of the innocents must be guaranteed and that the personhood of the unborn be declared and defended throughout our land.”
“All medical and scientific evidence increasingly affirms that children before birth share all the basic attributes of human personality -- that they in fact are persons.”
b. Infanticide. (God takes this seriously)
Exodus 21:22, 23 “If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life.” NIV
Early church leaders recognized the Bible’s warning:
Letter of Barnabas in 74 A.D. - "Thou shalt not slay the child by procuring abortion; nor, again, shalt thou destroy it after it is born.”
Christian Lawyer, Octavius in 170 A.D. “There are some women among you who by drinking special potions extinguish the life of the future human in their very bowels, thus committing murder before they even give birth.”
The Works of Josephus Flavius – “The law, moreover enjoins us to bring up all our offspring, and forbids women to cause abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind.”
The oldest binding document in history was written by Hippocrates, the father of medicine first wrote in 400 B.C: “…I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art."
Modern Day Hippocratic Oath: “I will maintain the utmost respect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life.”
Psalm 139:13-16 “For You formed (created) my inward parts (kidneys); You wove (knit) me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame (skeleton) was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance (embryo - only place used in the Bible)…”
Milestones of Early Life:
Day 1: Conception - of the 200,000,000 sperm that try to penetrate the mother’s egg cell, only one succeeds. At that very moment, a new and unique individual is formed.