The Bible Doesn’t Mention Abortion

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. – Isaiah 49:15

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. – Psalm 82: 3-4

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. – Proverbs 31:8-9

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 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. – Psalm 139:13-16

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. – Jeremiah 1:5

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. – Psalm 127:3-5

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. – Luke 1:41

No, the Bible does not condone abortion. Yes, Scripture has plenty to say about it. Just because the word abortion is no where in the text, that doesn’t mean we can’t find answers in the Bible.

God bless

6 thoughts on “The Bible Doesn’t Mention Abortion

  1. And the words “dinosaur” and “computer” aren’t in the Bible either.

    But there is this cheerful little verse:
    “Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones
    and dashes them against the rock!” – Psalm 137:9

    And in Hosea 10:
    “Because you have trusted in your own way
    and in the multitude of your warriors,

    therefore the tumult of war shall arise among your people,
    and all your fortresses shall be destroyed,
    as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle;
    mothers were dashed in pieces with their children.

    Thus it shall be done to you, O Bethel,
    because of your great evil.
    At dawn the king of Israel
    shall be utterly cut off.”

    When God ordered the Israelites to settle into Canaan, he ordered that every man, woman, and child be destroyed (except for virgin daughters who were the spoils of war that they could marry.) That meant that God ordered the abortion of Canaanite babies by having their pregnant mothers murdered.
    And again when God sent the world-wide flood, he drowned newborns as well as pregnant mothers, effectively aborting those babies as well. God also closed the wombs of Pharoah’s household on account of Sarah, so odds are a number of babies were supernaturally / divinely aborted.

    It all really depends on how you want to read God’s word to say what you want it to say, it goes both ways.

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    1. Fair enough, Jamie. I hear your point. There are times throughout Scripture that God has allowed life to end. But, shouldn’t God be the one to decide that? Do we have the right to end a life? Like you said, it depends in how you look to Scripture. Christians go round and round on the death penalty, war, etc…

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      1. Sometimes, I don’t think it would make that much of a difference. Take the infants born with horrible birth defects that kill them before they’re a day old. Would aborting have really been the worst thing that could have happened to them? It’s odd how a mom can be demonized for taking the life of an infant that God would have taken away just a few hours later and it’s apparently okay. Why does God make babies with holes their heart, holes in their heads, and other such things, anyway?

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      2. At least you get points for not saying that her sin somehow caused her baby to be born without the parts of her brain that she needed in order to live. It’s sad that there are still many Christians who think that way.

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      3. For sure. This would imply that God punishes us. That idea goes against the Gospel, that CHRIST paid our debt in full. He took the punishment that should have been ours. I mean, that’s kind of the basics to Christianity, right? I will agree that God doesn’t punish a woman’s sin by giving her a sick baby. If that were the case, there would never be any healthy babies born…

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