Why do Christians think that a woman should not have an abortion?
First of all, there is an
important distinction to make.
Christians do not believe this
because they are Christians; they
believe this because it is what God
says. "For you created my inmost
being; you knit me together in my
mother's womb" (Psalm 139:13). Over
and over in Scripture, we see that
life is sacred to God.
The battle over abortion rights
is part of the age-old battle that
dates all the way back to the fall
of Satan. It represents the desire
for God-like power and authority.
This power hunger was Satan's
downfall just as it was the catalyst
to the demise of Adam and Eve, thus
the entire human race. Abortion is
another way people play "God." God
"What about in the case of rape?"
God says, "NO!" "What about to save
the life of the mother?" God says,
"NO!" God does not allow His people
to choose when morality applies.
There are no reasons for which God
would ordain the taking of an
innocent life. God agonizes over a
young girl who is raped. He longs
for her to turn to Him so that He
can show her His mercy and love in
the midst of her pain. But, never
does He want her to end the innocent
life of a baby. Murder is not only
wrong, but the act would also only
intensify the agony that the woman
God never promises that this life
will be easy. But, even in the midst
of the hardships, He calls us to
certain standards. They are
For further study on this issue,
see the questions, "I have had an
abortion. Will God forgive me?" and
"Is abortion really murder?"
See also: Exodus 20:13, 21:22;
Job 10:8-12; Psalms 22:10, 51:5,
127:3; Jeremiah 1:4-5.