What is Abortion?

Abortion is a “nice” word used to describe ending the life of a human baby within its mother’s womb. Simply, it’s the commission of murder or homicide against the living child in the womb. 

Abortion, as it takes many forms like partial-birth abortion, is closely related to infanticide, the ending of a life of a child outside the womb. Science generally agrees that life begins at cellular conception. The difference between abortion and infanticide is simply whether the child has left the womb.

Any means to end the life of a child in the womb, including surgical abortion, abortion pills or other means of causing death and removal from the womb of the baby. God the Creator, through His word the Bible, clearly condemns any form of abortion or murder.

From conception, the preborn human has a unique and complete genetic code given from both its mom and dad. As early as five (5) weeks’ gestation, the preborn child’s heart starts to beat. The baby starts to move about in the womb at approximately eight (8) weeks’ gestation.

Every human life matters and has a God-given right to life; and a right to grow and know their Creator. 

The personhood of the unborn

Every human adult and child, from conception to natural death, has value, dignity, rights and is protected in the sight of God. Human life is a gift from our Creator, and society has a responsibility to cherish and defend human life. Why would one life be more valuable than another, when they were created with the same value and love by God? The unborn child is not of less worth than any other person. It cannot be acceptable to end the life of an unborn child for any reason. All humans, including babies in the womb, deserve the right to life, liberty, and to know God here on this earth. One human’s pursuit of convenience or lust does not allow them to end the life of another.

God promises to provide for the needs of his creation, even the sparrows and flowers in the field. If these are well taken care of, there can be no economic justification to kill a person whether it be an unborn child or an older person in a nursing home.