Please don’t ask me.. Why I can’t make my own choices for my own body? Why do Christians think abortion is wrong?

Tim BurganSermons

January 1—On the very day of conception, all forty-six chromosomes are present, so a human life has already begun. This is a unique human being, with a unique genetic makeup, who can never be reproduced or replaced.

 

January 22—Only about three weeks after conception, the child’s heart begins to beat, pumping her own blood, which is often a different blood type from the mother’s.

 

February 4—In the fifth week, which is around the time many mothers confirm that they are pregnant, the child’s eyes, legs, and hands begin to develop.

 

February 14—By Valentine’s Day, which is merely the sixth week after conception, the child’s brain waves, which have already been active for some time, are now detectable.

 

Mid February—Only the seventh week from conception, the baby starts kicking and swimming.

 

Late February—Just under two months into the pregnancy, every organ in the child’s body is in place, the bones are taking shape, and fingerprints have already begun to form.

 

Mid-March—Teeth begin to form, fingernails develop, the baby can turn her head, and she can even frown.

 

Late March (11 – 12 weeks)—The baby can grasp objects placed in her hand.

 

Late April (14 – 16 weeks)—The baby can start having dreams during REM sleep.

 

As the world famous French geneticist Jerome Lejeune put it years ago when he testified at the United States congressional hearings,

“To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. . . . The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical contention, it is plain experimental evidence.”

 

Let me share with you a couple of people

 

James Gill was born at 21 weeks 5 days You may think well today’s technology has made the difference….he is now 30 and fine

 

Amelia Taylor was born at 21 weeks 6 days

 

2400/day

 

58 million since 1973 Roe v Wade

 

are on the decrease about 100,000 less 2016, 665000 than 2010 765,000

 

abortions due to either rape or incest are less than 1% as well less than 1/10 of 1% of abortions are

 

 

For Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeast Texas,

 

“I could see the whole profile of the baby of thirteen weeks head to foot. I could see the whole side profile. I could see the probe. I could see the baby try to move away from the probe.” Johnson later explained that this experience changed her forever. “I just thought, What am I doing?” she said. “And then I thought, Never again.”

 

Biblical Answers

The easiest place to go is Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.

God knows us in the womb

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

 

Some would say…the Bible says nothing specific about abortion so if it is silent why should we be concerned

 

  • abortion would have been such an abhorrent thing that it would not have even been considered in this culture

 

Psalm 127:3 puts it this way Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.

Exodus 21:22-25

“Now suppose two men are fighting, and in the process they accidentally strike a pregnant woman so she gives birth prematurely. If no further injury results, the man who struck the woman must pay the amount of compensation the woman’s husband demands and the judges approve. 23 But if there is further injury, the punishment must match the injury: a life for a life, 24 an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot, 25 a burn for a burn, a wound for a wound, a bruise for a bruise.

 

Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.

 

In Matthew 25:42-46 Jesus reinforces the idea when He tells us to care for the least of these..obviously not mentioned the unborn but the hungry, thirsty, those who depend upon others to care for them..which defines an unborn child…the least of these.

 

God speaks of Jeremiah as a full person before birth 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 prophet to the nations.”

 

Paul talks of himself in the same way, Galatians 1:15

But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace.

95 – 98% of all abortions are convenience abortions these babies are just not wanted and abortion is a form of birth control

We speak the truth in love…there isn’t anything God won’t forgive, many people make this choice because our culture, their friends, or their leadership tell them it is all right and normal.

John 3:16 is true..abortion is NOT the unpardonable sin

Explain that science shows us this is not about a woman’s body but a unique individual formed inside.

Don’t put up walls tear them down.

God changes opinions by first changing hearts! Romans 12:21

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.