What Does God Think of Abortion?
I want to take a moment to write about a controversial topic that’s making headlines right now.
Ever since I was a little girl, one of my dreams was to be a mom.
When the nuns at my school saw my interest in God and asked if I wanted to be a nun someday, I knew the answer—God had called me to raise children. I wanted to get married and be a mom.
I used to play “mom games” with my dolls when I was a child, and years later I saw my own daughters playing mommy with their dolls as well.
Not every woman desires to have children, but that doesn’t negate the fact that being a mom is one of the greatest blessings and privileges a woman can have. God trusted women with an amazing gift: that of new life.
The process of protecting that life begins from the moment of conception. Sometimes even before.
Though this is not a “popular” belief in the United States these days, many scientists have proven a fetus is human—a real child—even while in the very early stages of development.
When does life start? And why does it matter?
When I was working on my doctoral thesis twenty-eight years ago, I came across a doctor named Jerome Lejeune, a French pediatrician and geneticist.
What impressed me the most were his remarks about a famous case disputing the custody of seven human embryos. He stated that the embryo is the youngest form of who we are. Nothing exists before the embryo except the sperm and unfertilized egg. He believed that every human being has a unique beginning that starts at conception.
Many people aren’t certain when life actually starts, and unfortunately some of them use this uncertainty as a weapon to harden their hearts toward the precious gift of life God bestowed to women. If the fetus isn’t a real person, then abortion isn’t a real death.
But that belief doesn’t line up with God’s heart. He knew us even before we were conceived. We mattered to Him long before we took our first breath.
Here are a few key things the Bible says about the important, prophetic time before a child is born:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart. (Jer. 1:5 NIV)
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.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be. (Ps. 139:15–16)
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. (Eph. 1:4)
Does any of this sound like an unborn child doesn’t matter to God?
As we consider this super-charged subject of abortion, here’s a question all of us need to consider:
Do we want to believe anything that goes against what the Bible says and stands in the way of God’s extravagant love for all people everywhere?
It’s time to start thinking for ourselves instead of accepting blindly what the world says is true.
I want to encourage you to educate yourself on this topic. Do your research and think with a clear head.
You were once only a few weeks old in the womb yourself. If you mattered to God at that point in your very young life, then all these other babies matter to God, too. He knew you and loved you before you were born.
Please get informed and be a voice for the tiny, most defenseless human beings on the earth.
Let’s pray for their protection, without forgetting to love on the many mothers who don’t know what to do and feel they can’t protect their babies in the womb.
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