Is abortion really murder?
The alarming statistics now show that an innocent, unborn child is killed by abortion every 22 seconds in the United States. It seems as though this society is uneducated about the truth about abortion and assumes that since it is legal, it must be morally acceptable as well. How many people do you think really know what a fetus looks like at any given gestational age or what type of brain function or heart function that fetus possesses?
Surprisingly, scientists and lawmakers do know the answers to these questions, but unfortunately they have done little about it. In 1981, at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing, this question was asked of geneticists and biologists, “When does human life begin?” Dr. Micheline M. Mathews-Roth, Harvard Medical School, referenced medical textbooks that claimed that human life begins at conception. Dr. Jerome Lejeune, the “Father of Modern Genetics,” stated, “To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place, a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion … it is plain experimental evidence.” Dr. Hymie Gordon, Chairman, Department of Genetics at the Mayo Clinic, added: “By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception.” These were just a few of the statements made by world-renowned professionals. Whether or not the law says that abortion is murder, the Bible clearly holds the life of the unborn as supremely important. Psalm 139:13 says, “For you (God) created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctioned thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5).
“Thou shalt not kill” (Ex. 20:13)