Saturday, June 28, 2014

Abortion: What Does God Say About The Issue?

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Scripture:

Exodus 4:11 -
The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?

Exodus 23:7 -
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Deuteronomy 24:16 -
Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20
Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendants might live! Choose to love the Lord your God and to obey him and commit yourself to him, for he is your life.

Psalm 24:1-2 -
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters. 

Psalm 31:8-9 
Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.

Psalm 82:3-4 
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 106:37-45 -
They sacrificed their sons
 and their daughters to false gods.
   the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
 and the land was desecrated by their blood.
They defiled themselves by what they did;
 by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
Therefore the Lord was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.
He gave them into the hands of the nations,
and their foes ruled over them.
Their enemies oppressed them
and subjected them to their power.
Many times he delivered them,
but they were bent on rebellion
and they wasted away in their sin.
Yet he took note of their distress
when he heard their cry;
for their sake he remembered his covenant
and out of his great love he relented.
God has a plan for us from the moment of conception.
Psalm 139:13-16 -
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous - how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed. 

Jeremiah 1:5 -

I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.

Ezekiel 18:4 - 
For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.

Matthew 18:5-6 (Jesus speaking)-
"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea."

Matthew 18:10, 14 -
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

Romans 9:20-21 - 
But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

Statistics/Quotes:

"Only 1% of abortions are done for cases of rape, and less than half of 1% for incest."
Speak for the Little Ones 

"The risk of miscarriage is greater for women who abort their first pregnancy."
Before You Decide Pamphlet

"27 studies have linked induced abortion with breast cancer."
Unpregnant is Not a Word Pamphlet

Side effects of induced abortion include, but are not limited to, abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
- (Paraphrased) Before You Decide Pamphlet

"Complications may happen in as many as 1 out of every 100 early abortions and in about 1 out of every 50 later abortions. Such complications include heavy bleeding, infection, incomplete abortion, allergic reaction to drugs, tearing of the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, perforation of the uterus, damage to internal organs, death."
Before You Decide Pamphlet

"Abortion wounds a mother and kills a baby. No mother wants to abort her baby. She does it because she feels in her circumstances she has no other choice."
- Sav-a-Life Women's Resource Center

Resources:

To find a pregnancy center near you, call 1-800-395-HELP (courtesy of Care Net).
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
Bethany Christian Services (1-800-bethany)

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