Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman's Right to Choose

By COGwriter

Abortion is practiced all around the world. It is practiced both in developed, as well as developing, countries.

What is an abortion? What are the different types of abortion? When does human life begin?  What exactly are a woman's biblical rights to chose? Do the Bible and early religious writings tell us how Christians should view abortion? Did earlier Roman Catholic bishops allow it? What have others taught? Are there alternatives to embyronic stem cell research?

What about birth control? Is it fine? Can it be wrong?

This article will attempt to answer those questions. Here is a link to a related sermon: Abortion and Birth Control: History and Scriptures.

Related to more recent infanticide legislation, the following video is also available: American Infanticide.

What is an Abortion?

An abortion, for the purposes of this article, is human induced killing of an unborn (or forced out) human baby.

MSN Encarta has this definition:

1. operation to end pregnancy: an operation or other intervention to end a pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus from the womb. 

A partial-birth abortion is an abortion that happens in the later stages of pregnancy and can include killing the baby as it is being born. 

What Are the Different Types of Abortion Techniques?

Many techniques have been used to murder unborn babies. Wikipedia reports:

The first recorded evidence of induced abortion is from the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus in 1550 BCE. Many of the methods employed in early cultures were non-surgical. Physical activities such as: strenuous labor, climbing, paddling, weightlifting, or diving were a common technique. Others included the use of irritant leaves, fasting, bloodletting, pouring hot water onto the abdomen, and lying on a heated coconut shell. In virtually all cultures, abortion techniques developed through observation, adaptation of obstetrical methods, and transculturation. Physical means of inducing abortion, including battery, exercise, and tightening the girdle were still often used as late as the Early Modern Period among English women. Archaeological discoveries indicate early surgical attempts at the extraction of a fetus; however, such methods are not believed to have been common, given the infrequency with which they are mentioned in ancient medical texts. (History of Abortion. Wikipedia, accessed 11/04/19)

There are at least seven ways that abortions are induced in modern times. Here are six of them: 

First, there's the suction type abortion. This is where the unborn child is literally vacuumed from the mother's womb during the early stages of pregnancy.

The currette-type abortion is where the child is cut from the mother's womb with a spoon-like object.

A third type is similar to a Caesarean operation. The baby is surgically removed from the mother and allowed to suffocate, because the child's lungs aren't developed.

The fourth type of abortion is the Salt Brine technique. With this method, the unborn child is literally "pickled" to death by the injection of a strong salt solution. A few days after the injection the child is still born.

There is currently much debate about partial-birth abortions. This is where a child is partially delivered, then stabbed in the skull to have his or her brains sucked out.

There is also much talk about the RU-486 abortion pill from France, also called "mifepristione" in America. This pill works by inhibiting pregnancy hormones, and is normally used within seven weeks from conception (Melton J.L. ABORTION Ten Bible Reasons Why It Is Wrong. Copyright © 1996).

Because it can remove a fertilized egg, IUDs (intra-uterine devices) are considered to be abortion-inducing and are not considered as acceptable birth control by those in the the Churches of God.

Certain "birth control" pills do something similar. Including what has been called 'Plan B' or the 'morning after pill.' Some have questioned its safety on female health, but on April 5, 2013, a US federal judge decided that girls of any age could take it, then a few weeks later the FDA decided on age 15, and US President Barack Obama endorsed his comfort with that:

A federal judge...ordered that the most common morning-after pill be made available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger ... the pill ... helps prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse ... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/06/health/judge-orders-fda-to-make-morning-after-pill-available-over-the-counter-for-all-ages.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0).

(CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it approved the availability of the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill without a prescription for women 15 and older ... If there has been fertilization, Plan B may prevent a fertilized egg from embedding in the uterus. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/health/morning-after-pill/)

The “morning after” pill, designed to induce abortion immediately after sex, will now be available without a prescription to any female 15 and over.  This, my friends, is bigger than Roe v. Wade. (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2013/05/the-morning-after-abortion-pill-over-the-counter/)

President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-new-morning-after-pill-limit-article-1.1334023

Helps prevent pregnancy?

Well it helps insure that an ovum, fertilized or otherwise, will not survive. It can be an abortifacient.

Speaking of abortificants, notice also the following:

Women who use an IUD will expel about one fertilized ovum annually (assuming that they engage in intercourse once per week) (Source: ABORTION: CURRENT BELIEFS BY VARIOUS RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR GROUPS. http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_hist1.htm 07/17/07).

The abortions from IUD and pills are not counted in the official abortion statistics, but should be obvious that these form of abortions are very common. And they also kill a human life.

Late term abortionists make sure that the baby will die, one way or the other. Notice:

In an undercover sting operation, a woman who was 23-plus weeks pregnant (abortion is illegal in New York and other states after 24 weeks) secretly recorded the conversations she had in this abortionist’s office. In an exchange laden with euphemisms on both sides to conceal the gruesome nature of the discussion, the pregnant woman wondered aloud what would happen if “it” (her fetus) emerged from her intact and alive.

The employee assigned to take note of medical history reassured the woman, “We never had that for ages” (a seeming admission that a baby did survive abortion at the clinic at least once) but that should “it” “survive this,” “They would still have to put it in like a jar, a container, with solution, and send it to the lab. . . . We don’t just throw it out in the garbage.” Oh, and this innocuous-sounding “solution” was, of course, a toxic substance suitable for killing an infant.

“Like, what if it was twitching?” asked the pregnant woman.

“The solution will make it stop,” said the clinic employee. “That’s the whole purpose of the solution . . . It will automatically stop. It won’t be able to breathe anymore.”

As for any qualms a woman might have about seeing her newborn child being poisoned and drowned in a jar, the employee advised her “patient” not to worry: She’d be under sedation, and the murder would take place in another room anyway. ( http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/the_truth_about_late_term_abortion_TDW9MnQT0XIQDRyfInpm2L)

29 April 2013 PHILADELPHIA — They are known as Baby Boy A, Baby C, Baby D and Baby E, all of whom prosecutors call murdered children and the defense calls aborted fetuses — the very difference in language encapsulating why anti-abortion advocates are so passionate about drawing attention to the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell…

To anti-abortion leaders, the accounts have the power to break through decades of hardened positions in the abortion wars, not just because of the graphic details but because they raise the philosophical issue of why an abortion procedure performed in utero is legal, but a similar act a few minutes later, outside the womb, is considered homicide.

The distinction “is maybe a 15-minute or half-hour time frame and 10 inches of physical space,” said Michael Geer, the president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, an anti-abortion group. “I think it’s going to resurrect a debate about the humanity of the unborn child.”…

Baby D, a clinic worker testified, was delivered into a toilet by a woman waiting for Dr. Gosnell and it appeared to make swimming motions before one of the doctor’s assistants pulled it out and cut its neck.

Two workers said they heard Baby E crying before Dr. Gosnell cut its spine with scissors. The prosecutor quoted a worker: “It made noises, a whine like my baby.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/us/trial-abortion-doctor-kermit-gosnell.html?_r=0)

Gosnell, 72, is accused of killing babies by using scissors to cut their spinal cords. Authorities allege that some of the infants were born alive and viable during the sixth, seventh and eighth months of pregnancy. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/justice/pennsylvania-abortion-doctor-trial/index.html)

Dr. Gosnell, who is now 72, “never turned away a desperate troubled young lady,” said McMahon. “Abortion…isn’t pretty,” he told the jury...Cameron said that Dr. Gosnell murdered infants who showed signs of life despite being aborted by cutting their spines with scissors and causing subsequent suffocation.(http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/803391)

Abortion is the taking of a human life.

When Does Human Life Begin?

The Bible makes it clear that human life begins prior to birth. Since all fertilized human eggs are human, human life begins at the time of conception.

“Conception” means to first come into existence, so even its definition supports the idea of when a life starts.

Knowing happens at conception makes this clearer. Normally (unless there is Down syndrome or something that changes the number of chromosomes) 23 unpaired chromosomes from the egg and 23 unpaired chromosomes from the sperm come together and form a new entity with 46 chromosomes. This new entity is a new human life. It did not come into existence before conception and does not change genetically after conception. It is not a dog, a frog, or simply a pile of tissue. The unborn baby is a developing human being.

Although it took until 2017 the US government is now starting to officially admit this. Its Health and Human Services strategic plan for 2018-22 states the agency “accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.” Yet, not all like that:

A columnist for the Gawker Media website Jezebel who said the Trump administration “is following the standard, discriminatory conservative orthodoxy on women’s health” and blogger Dr. Jen Gunter were two examples of harsh critics of the new HHS language. http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/trump-administration-life-begins-at-conception/#VKr6tkRJrDI7tMEb.99

But life does begin at conception.

Consider also the following:

95% of biologists: Life begins at conception

“Despite how much politicians try to use euphemisms to deny it, every human life begins at conception, and thousands of biologists now confirm this truth,” said Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. “It should go without saying that every unborn and born baby has value, no matter the stage or circumstances.”

He cited a relatively recent scientific assessment that revealed that 95 percent (5212 out of 5502) of biologists who participated affirmed the biological view that a human’s life begins at fertilization.

It’s a key issue in abortion, since many of those who support abortion claim they are unaware of when life begins, or they claim that it begins at birth, that the unborn child is not really a child.

But even Harry Blackmun, who wrote the Supreme Court opinion creating a right to abortion in 1973, admitted there were concerns.

He said that if the personhood of the unborn were to be established, the premise of the ruling would collapse and the unborn baby would have the full protections of the Constitution. …

“Academic biologists were recruited to participate in a study on their descriptive view of when life begins. A sample of 5,502 biologists from 1,058 academic institutions assessed statements representing the biological view ‘a human’s life begins at fertilization.’ This view was used because previous polls and surveys suggest many Americans and medical experts hold this view,” the study authors explain. https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/95-of-biologists-life-begins-at-conception/#LJ38X7UvbO73sGaR.99

That any percentage of biologists could possibly conclude that life does NOT begin at conception is absurd, because life  obviously begins at conception.

Human life begins at conception.

The Bible shows, that unlike humans, God does know how babies grow in the womb:

5 As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything (Ecclesiastes 11:5, NKJV throughout except when otherwise noted).

Elizabeth made a positive comment about her unborn baby John the Baptist leaping (Luke 1:41-44) and the statements that the Angel that appeared to Mary to tell her about her upcoming conception (Luke 1:31-35) also provide additional biblical support to the idea that the unborn are human.

The Bible also makes it clear that David and Jeremiah were human and known before to God while they were in the womb prior to being born:

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.  And in Your book they all were written,  The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them (Psalm 139:13-16).

Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:

5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations"  (Jeremiah 1:4-5).

Notice also:

24 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb:"I am the Lord, who makes all things ... '(Isaiah 44:24)

Furthermore, notice that even the death penalty could come from an injury to a pregnant woman:

If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman's husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe (Exodus 21:22-25).

The expression "no harm follows" can be interpreted that both the mother and the baby live, and that the baby and mother are healthy. But, if they are not and somehow permanently harmed, punishment will follow, apparently including the death penalty if either die. God does not condone the killing of unborn infants.

In the Hebrew scriptures (the Old Testament) a term translated about 26 times as infant(s) or child or little one is the Hebrew word 'owlel.  That same word is used for unborn infants in Job 3:16 (and perhaps other verses), hence God considers unborn infants to be living human beings--children. 

However, human life cannot be considered to begin prior to conception for several reasons. One is since the Bible condemns sex outside of marriage and no one is biblically required to get married, it is not a sin to remain celibate (scriptures provided later). The natural monthly menstrual cycle of a non-pregnant woman results in the loss of an ovum each month. In a male, non-copulated sperm is reabsorbed. Hence since God designed these events, it should not be considered that human life begins prior to the joining of the sperm and the ovum (conception) as more sperm and ovum die naturally than can ever become fertilized.

Perhaps I should add that in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the abortionists often raised the argument about when human life began, despite the fact that it is clear it began at conception. Finally, in 2014 the pro-abortion group called Planned Parenthood admited that they did not want to use the 'when human life began' argument (see Planned Parenthood: When life begins is not relevant)--they have long tried to suppress the truth to promote unrighteousness (cf. Romans 1:18). Abortion is the killing of unborn human beings and everyone should realize that is what it really is.

Birth Control

Since abortion kills a new life, what about birth control?

That depends.

Specifically, the Bible does not teach against birth control methods that do not involve killing unborn babies or stopping inheritance (like Onan did cf. Genesis 38:8-10).

Here is some history from Time:

1550 B.C.
An Egyptian manuscript called the Ebers Papyrus directs women on how to mix dates, acacia and honey into a paste, smear it over wool and use it as a pessary to prevent conception

(A brief history of birth control. Time, May 3, 2010 http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1983970,00.html accessed 11/07/19)

Not that every historical effort was all that effective. Some methods are still used today, such as coitus interruptus — or “pulling out” — which was referenced in the Old Testament, but have never been a reliable form of pregnancy prevention. And other methods seem, by today’s standards, straight-up bizarre. In ancient Egypt, for example, around 1500 BC, women would mix honey, sodium carbonate and crocodile dung into a pessary — a thick, almost solid paste — and insert it into their vaginas before sex. .. In 10th-century Persia, women were told to jump backwards seven or nine times after intercourse to dislodge any sperm, as those were believed to be magical numbers. ...

Yet it wasn’t all a shot in the dark. Many researchers today believe that several archaic methods of birth control actually had the dual perks of being somewhat effective and not lethal. This is perhaps not so surprising considering that certain methods were passed along from one woman to another. For instance, the ancient Egyptians weren’t completely off the mark with their pessaries: some documents reveal that women would also use pessaries made with acacia gum, which was later found in 20th-century studies to have spermicidal effects. Several other plants used in the ancient world were later found to have contraceptive qualities as well. (The strong, strange history of birth control. Time, February 2, 2015 http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1983970,00.html accessed 11/07/19)

Casanova's memoirs detail his experiments in birth control, from sheep-bladder condoms to the use of half a lemon as a makeshift cervical cap

Charles Goodyear invents the technology to vulcanize rubber and puts it to use manufacturing rubber condoms, intrauterine devices, douching syringes and "womb veils" (A brief history of birth control. Time, May 3, 2010 http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1983970,00.html accessed 11/07/19)

Here are some written Church of God perspectives:

Planned parenthood violates no law of God! Planned parenthood is a definite contribution to this supreme purpose of character building. It entails, of course, the responsibility for right and wise planning.

Any teaching or legislating which violates this divine purpose of God—which instills in wives the dread and fear of pregnancy—is a religious heresy, and/or a violation of the higher Laws of Almighty God!

No wife should ever need to suffer the fear of pregnancy. It is natural for every wife to want to become a mother. To prevent having children and producing a family would be a direct violation of God’s command, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” But to plan a family in an intelligent manner, as to the time of the first arrival, and the time-spacing of other children—that is a different matter. Nothing in the Bible forbids this. Much in the Bible, in principle, supports it! (Armstrong HW. Missing Dimension in Sex).

We in the Continuing Church of God believe that the Bible does allow for birth control.

Consider something that the Apostle Paul wrote:

8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8).

The principle about providing for one's one family implies that one will not have more children than one can provide for, but not abortion (one of the many Differences Between the Continuing Church of God and the Roman Catholic Church is that none of our true leaders ever allowed abortion, yet Catholic "Popes" sometimes have).

It is even possible that Jesus was to a degree encouraging the idea of birth control in the latter days as He warned:

But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation ... (Matthew 24:19-21).

It is possible that Jesus is telling His followers that they may not wish to become pregnant just before the great tribulation. And if that is so, then birth control of some type may be advisable for married people where the wife is fertile when it is getting closer to the time to flee. This also would be similar to Paul's comments about remaining single during a persecution he referred to as "this present distress" (1 Corinthians 7:26-27).

And while there are many differences between the real Church of God and the Orthodox Church, here is one area that the two seem to agree on as the Orthodox do allow for birth control:

a ... view has taken hold among Orthodox writers and thinkers on this topic, which permits the use of certain contraceptive practices within marriage for the purpose of spacing children, enhancing the expression of marital love, and protecting health" (Harakis S. The Stand of the Orthodox Church on Controversial Issues. http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article7101.asp 8/20/05).

But even if wise birth control is not part of what Jesus is saying (though I think it was), as mentioned earlier, birth control does not kill any new life. 

Aborting a fertilized ovum is killing a new life. The vast majority of ova and spermatozoa do not unite to begin a life. It is certainly not wrong to prevent them from uniting, which is what non-abortive birth control methods seek to do.

Barrier methods of birth control are generally acceptable for Christians. As, also, are timing methods that do not result in violating scriptural restrictions against intercourse duing a woman's menstrual period (Leviticus 20:18; Ezekiel 22:10). One other inappropriate method would be sodomy (Deuteronomy 23:17, KJV; 1 Kings 14:24; KJV; see also Romans 1:26-27; Jude 7). .

Other methods may or may not be appropriate and should be looked into to determine whether or not they are appropriate--for more details, check out the article:
Are any types of birth control scripturally allowed? But, let me clearly state, abortive pills and intrauterine devices are not appropriate for true Christians.

Here are links to two related videos: Can Christians Use Birth Control? and Abortion and Birth Control: History and Scriptures.

Abortion Statistics

While abortions have been done throughout history, they have never been as common as they are now in our modern age. 

May 12, 2016

One in four pregnancies ends in an abortion each year, global estimates from the World Health Organization and Guttmacher Institute suggest.

The report in the Lancet said 56m induced abortions take place annually – higher than previously thought. …

Scientists say the annual number of abortions worldwide increased from 50 million a year between 1990-1994 to 56 million a year between 2010-2014. …

The report goes on to highlight areas such as Latin America where one in three pregnancies ends in abortion – higher than any other region in the world.

And the study says there was a slight increase in abortion rates in Western Europe – which researchers suggest could be linked to an increase in women migrating from Eastern Europe and further afield. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36266873

That is more people that have died in nearly any particular war (other than probably World War II and possibly the Mongol Conquests). About 1 in 4 babies are murdered through abortion!

Actually, since only about 137,000,000 people died from the bubonic plague, more people have died in the 21st century from abortion than died of the bubonic plague--the hideous black death!

The following apparently includes the 20th and 21st century:

Abortion has ended over 1 billion lives worldwide and left many women with emotional trauma and heartache. (O'Brien C. Hillary Clinton Pushes Abortion on a Global Scale. LifeNews, September 30, 2014 http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/hillary-clinton-pushes-abortion-on-a-global-scale/ viewed 10/21/14)

The USA has had over 60,000,000 abortions since 1973 (http://www.nrlc.org/uploads/factsheets/FS01AbortionintheUS.pdf).

At 2014 abortion rates, about one in four (24%) women will have an abortion by age 45

White patients accounted for 39% of abortion procedures in 2014, black patients for 28%, Hispanic patients for 25%, and patients of other races and ethnicities for 9%

Seventeen percent of abortion patients in 2014 identified themselves as mainline Protestant, 13% as evangelical Protestant and 24% as Catholic, while 38% reported no religious affiliation and the remaining 8% reported some other affiliation. (https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-united-states?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2ITuBRDkARIsAMK9Q7NT-ZV8anWksMpMWURZUtz0ZnYhGpQMdV0r21PztKjB7pxOLtA_p1waAmhNEALw_wcB accessed 11/05/19)

Abortion Statistics

Current United States Data

Also notice the following:

Additionally, in 2003, Cuba and Russia reported higher rates of abortion than actual live births (International Family Planning Perspectives, September 2007). Between 1973-2005, nearly 50 million abortions were successfully performed in the US alone (NRLC.org, October 20, 2004). These figures are one tell-tale sign of worldwide societal decline. The Apostle Paul observed “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now” (Romans 8:22). Thankfully soon, all of creation including children and the unborn, will be delivered from the captivity of the deceitful god of this age (Romans 8:21; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 12:9). Abortions will one day soon cease. God speed that day! (Winnail S. World Ahead Weekly Update, July 1, 2010)

The Bible prophesied that in the last days people would be "without natural affection" (2 Timothy 3:3, KJV). Here is information on the Greek term so translated:

astorgos (as'-tor-gos); from NT:1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of stergo (to cherish affectionately); hard-hearted towards kindred:

KJV - without natural affection.

(Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

What is interesting here is that the word astorgos seems to mean a lack of love towards those you are related to. Certainly that encompasses abortion. Thus increased abortions is consistent with the biblical prophecy in 2 Timothy.

Humans are to be kind, not kill their babies, and love each other--abortion is basically the opposite (see also: SIXTH COMMANDMENT: Anger, Murder, Abortion, Sports, Self-Control, & Kindness ).

Here is an estimate of US abortions from 1973 to April 2017:

The Consequences of Roe v. Wade 59,115,995 Total abortions since 1973

Furthermore, it has been estimated that since the late 1970s until 2010, 163 million abortions have been performed specifically for the purpose of eliminating female babies (Last JV. The War Against Girls. The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2011; see also 163 Million Aborted for Being Female)--and mainly in China and India.

This gendercide, this reduction of females, increases violence:

There is indeed compelling evidence of a link between sex ratios and violence ... In Chinese provinces where the sex ratio has spiked, a crime wave has followed. Today in India, the predictor of violence and crime for any given area is not income but sex ratio. (Last, p. C5)

Because of gender-driven abortions, more males than normal will be more willing to fight in the military of countries with insufficient females. Easy access to abortion, economic factors, and China's "one child" policy appear to be setting the stage for a potential large army in the 21st century.

Interestingly, the Bible tells of a time that there will be a massive 200 million man army:

13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed–by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths (Revelation 9:13-18).

While creating female infanticide, increased societal violence, and the fulfillment of end-time biblical prophecies related to a 200 million man army were likely never the intent of abortion-rights advocates, the reality is that the first two have happened and the stage is being set for the third to take place.

These look to be terrible consequences of the right to choose death for female babies. See also the article Asia in Prophecy.

A Woman's Biblical Rights

Do women have biblical sexual rights and responsibilities? What are a woman's biblical rights?  What, for that matter, are a biblical man's rights? Are there limitations? If so, what are they in this context?

The Bible makes it clear that women do have specific rights and responsibilities in the sexual arena. 

One is the right, essentially an obligatory statute, not to have sex if they are not married:

If any man takes a wife, and goes in to her, and detests her, and charges her with shameful conduct, and brings a bad name on her, and says, 'I took this woman, and when I came to her I found she was not a virgin,' "then the father and mother of the young woman shall take and bring out the evidence of the young woman's virginity to the elders of the city at the gate. And the young woman's father shall say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man as wife, and he detests her;  now he has charged her with shameful conduct, saying, "I found your daughter was not a virgin," and yet these are the evidences of my daughter's virginity.' And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.  Then the elders of that city shall take that man and punish him;  and they shall fine him one hundred shekels of silver and give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought a bad name on a virgin of Israel. And she shall be his wife; he cannot divorce her all his day (Deuteronomy 22:13-19).

The above also gives women a right to not having her reputation improperly tarnished.

A woman also has the right to not be raped:

"But if a man finds a betrothed young woman in the countryside, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. But you shall do nothing to the young woman; there is in the young woman no sin deserving of death, for just as when a man rises against his neighbor and kills him, even so is this matter (Deuteronomy 22:25-26).

Another right is that women, like men, have the right to marry or the right not to marry. Notice:

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am;  but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion (1 Corinthians 7:8-9).

Furthermore, another is that women have a right to decide who they wish to marry. Notice the following two accounts:

Then they called Rebekah and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" And she said, "I will go"... Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her (Genesis 24:58,67).

This is what the LORD commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, 'Let them marry whom they think best ... (Numbers 36:6).

As far as who is best to marry, the Bible also warns:

14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

"I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God,And they shall be My people."

17 Therefore

"Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you." 18 'I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

So, the admonition is that Christians are not to marry any who not real Christians. See also our free booklet: Dating: A Key to Success in Marriage, a practical dating guide for Christians.

Once married, males or females are expected to not deprive their spouses of sex:

Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control (1 Corinthians 7:3-5).

Married women also have the right to be loved by their Christian husbands as their husbands are biblically obligated to love them:

Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them (Colossians 3:19).

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,  that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,  that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.  So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself (Ephesians 5:25-28).

So, the Bible shows that women have the right (actually an obligation, as do men, 1 Corinthians 6:18) to not have sex before marriage, do not have to get married, can marry who they think it best, can apparently engage in birth control, and have the right to be loved by Christian husbands.

The Bible tells both men and women which way to choose when they are faced with choices:

See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you...

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live (Deuteronomy 30:15-16,19).

Those who wish to live according to the Bible will choose life so that they and their children (their descendants) will live.

The United States and its Founding Principles

In May of 2022, abortionists were up in arms because the leaked draft of a document from the US Supreme Court indicates that it will rule that abortion is not a federal right.

As far as the USA is concerned, if its Supreme Court would base its views on the founding documents of that nation, it would rule that since abortion kills a human, it is murder and should not be allowed anywhere.

However, finally, tthe US Supreme Court ruled that, no, abortion is not a constitutional right:

June 24, 2022

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively ending recognition of a … right to abortion and giving individual states the power to allow, limit, or ban the practice altogether.

The ruling came in the court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which centered on a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Republican-led state of Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to strike down a lower court ruling that stopped the 15-week abortion ban from taking place.

“We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court’s opinion.

Alito’s opinion began with an exploration and criticism of Roe v. Wade and its holding that while states have “a legitimate interest in protecting ‘potential life,” this interest was not strong enough to prohibit abortions before the time of fetal viability, understood to be at about 23 weeks into pregnancy.

“The Court did not explain the basis for this line, and even abortion supporters have found it hard to defend Roe’s reasoning,” Alito wrote.  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-overturns-roe-v-wade-dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization

If the US Supreme Court would have based its views on the founding documents of that nation, it would have ruled that since abortion kills a human, it is murder and should not be allowed anywhere.

Notice something from the US Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men …

The unborn are alive and are entitled to stay that way. The right to life is supposed to be unalienable. Watch also: Abortion, the US Constitution, and the Bible.

But instead of focusing on that, the US Supreme Court 'passed the buck’ to the individual states to let them determine at what stage murder of the unborn can be done.

Yet, that still upsets many in the USA who want to be able to murder babies nearly anyway they can.

More Civil War opinion pieces in mainstream media! With the end of Roe, the US edges closer and closer to civil war

June 27, 2022

The question is no longer whether there will be a civil conflict in America. With the end of Roe, the DHS has indeed released a warning of civil unrest… The question is how the sides will divide, and who will prevail…

Accelerating political violence, like the attack in Buffalo, increasingly blurs the line between the mainstream political conservative movement and outright murderous insanity. The question is no longer whether there will be a civil conflict in the United States. The question is how the sides will divide, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how those strengths and weaknesses will determine the outcome.

The right wing has been imagining a civil war, publicly, since at least the Obama administration. Back in 2016, when it looked like Hillary Clinton would win the election, then Kentucky governor Matt Bevin described the possibility in apocalyptic terms: “The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood. Of who? The tyrants, to be sure. But who else? The patriots. Whose blood will be shed? It may be that of those in this room. It might be that of our children and grandchildren,” he told supporters at the Values Voter Summit.

The possibility of civil war has long been a mainstay of rightwing talk radio. Needless to say, when the right conjures these fantasies of cleansing violence, they tend to fantasize their own victory.

Steve King, while still a congressman from Iowa, tweeted an image of red and blue America at war, with the line: “Folks keep talking about another civil war. One side has about 8tn bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.” ...

Steve King was, in a sense, absolutely correct about the armed status of the two sides. Half of Republicans own a gun, compared with 21% of Democrats. But that gap, though wide, is closing. In 2020, 40% of gun buyers were new buyers. There was a 58% rise in gun sales to African Americans in 2020 over 2019. In 2021, women were nearly half of new gun buyers, an astonishing statistic. ...

The struggle over abortion has already revealed how the divide plays out. Anti-abortion factions control the pseudo-legitimate court system and the poorer states in the Union. Pro-choice factions have responded, first of all, with their superior financial resources.https://strangesounds.org/2022/06/more-civil-war-opinion-pieces-in-mainstream-media-with-the-end-of-roe-the-us-edges-closer-and-closer-to-civil-war.html

Expect more unrest in the USA.

In The Bible God Blessed Those Who Would Not Do "Partial-Birth" Abortions

The first reference to any type of abortion in the Bible that I have seen occurs in Exodus. Notice the following account related to partial-birth/full birth abortions:

Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah;  and he said, "When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live." But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them (Exodus 1:15-17,20-21).

Hence, in spite of being ordered by a ruler of the land, those that feared God would not perform partial-birth abortions and God provided for those who refused to do them.

In late 2019, a US judge ruled that health care workers cannot opt out of abortions procedures for moral or religious reasons:

November 6, 2019

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that would have allowed health care clinicians to refuse to provide abortions for moral or religious reasons.

Judge Paul A. Engelmayer rejected the federal rule in Manhattan Federal Court after women's groups, health organizations and multiple states sued the Department of Health and Human Services, arguing the exemptions were unconstitutional.

"The refusal of care rule was an unlawful attempt to allow health care providers to openly discriminate and refuse to provide necessary health care to patients based on providers’ ‘religious beliefs or moral objections,’" said New York Attorney General Letitia James, who led the lawsuit for the states. "We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to protect access to health care and protect the rights of all individuals.”

The Trump administration rule, which would have taken effect Nov. 22, would have allowed providers and health care organizations to opt out of performing abortions and other services if the clinicians objected to them on moral or religious grounds. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-judge-strikes-down-rule-allowing-clinicians-object-abortions-moral-n1077476

Necessary health care? It is not health care to kill babies.

Unconstitutional? The US clearly is not being supportive of freedom of religion, which is specifically listed in its Constitution, whereas medical care is not.

Since Americans are supposed to have freedom, how can a court rule it can force people to be involved in murdering babies?

This is atrocious.

That being said, even pagan cultures have realized that abortion is wrong. Notice the following picture which is a Bas relief decorating the temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, dated circa 1150, depicting a demon performing an abortion upon a woman by pounding a mallet into her belly:

The Bible warns about "doctrines of demons" in the "latter times" (1 Timothy 4:1). Surely abortion is not a doctrine of good angels.

Many abortions occur because of greed or sexual sins.

While not all abortions occur because of sexual sins such as fornication, adultery, and prostitution, many do. Abortion is not a solution for all sins. Adding sin to sin is not the solution.

Down Syndrome Right to Life Challenged

Notice the following:

December 9, 2017

Responding to an expert for the United Nation’s Human Rights Committee who recently advocated killing unborn children who have Down syndrome, a young woman with the condition fired back.

“You sir, do not speak for my community,” Charlotte Fien said a video on the website for the European Center for Law and Justice, a non-governmental organization that has special consultative status before the United Nations.

She was responding to Ben Achour, who said that a diagnosis of Down syndrome in the womb “does not mean that we have to accept to let a disabled fetus live.”

“If you tell a woman your child as Down … what is it called? Down syndrome. If you tell her that, or that he may have a handicap forever, for the rest of his life, it should be possible for her to resort to abortion to avoid the handicap [as] a preventive measure,” he said.

Fien responded: “I’m a human being just like you. Our only difference is an extra chromosome. My extra chromosome makes me far more tolerant than you, sir. (…) If any other [in]heritable traits like skin color were used to eradicate a group of people the world would cry out.”

She went on: “Why are you not crying out when people like me are being made extinct? What have We done to make you want us to disappear? As far as I know my community doesn’t hate, discriminate or commit crimes.”

Fien said Achour essentially is advocating eugenics.

“It’s disgusting and evil. You need to apologize for your horrible comments,” she said. “You should also be removed from the Human Rights Committee as an expert. You are not an expert about Down syndrome. You sir, do not speak for my community. … I will fight for our right to exist for the rest of my life.”

She pointed out Achour has used the word “suffering” in relation to Down syndrome.

“The only thing we have to suffer are horrible people who want to make us extinct,” she said. “I have a brilliant life. I have a family that loves me. I have great friends. I have an acdive social life.”

She suggested that the Human Rights Committee appoint her as an expert.

“I will fight for our right to exist,” she said.

In a Web comment, Michael Jupp wrote: “Beautiful to watch and amazing to listen to. Who has the right to determine who can or should live. We are destroying every day unborn children, and who knows who they would have become if allowed to live. Thank you Charlotte for speaking out.”

“Well said Charelotte (sic),” wrote Neil Chamberlain. “Unfortunately the U.N. is riddled with these so called ‘experts’ who do not value human life.”

WND reported in August on Iceland’s effort to eliminate Down syndrome by aborting any unborn child with the diagnosis. More than four out of five women in the nation have a prenatal screening test, and nearly 100 percent who test positive test for Down syndrome chose to abort their child. http://www.wnd.com/2017/12/see-down-syndrome-girl-shred-u-n-expert/

A type of genocide is what the UN is advocating.

Consider that people with Down Syndrome tend to be more innocent than most other people,

Do Not Shed Innocent Blood

The Bible condemns those that shed innocent blood, as that is something that God hates:

6 ... do not kill the innocent ... (Exodus 23:6)

19 So you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD (Deuteronomy 21:9).

37 They even sacrificed their sons
And their daughters to demons,
38 And shed innocent blood,
The blood of their sons and daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
And the land was polluted with blood. (Psalm 106:37-38)

16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren (Proverbs 6:16-19).

7 Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths. 8 The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace (Isaiah 59:7-8).

3 Thus says the LORD: "Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place (Jeremiah 22:3).

17 "Yet your eyes and your heart are for nothing but your covetousness, For shedding innocent blood, And practicing oppression and violence" (Jeremiah 22:17).

Babies are innocent. Killing them is the shedding of innocent blood. Innocent blood pollutes the land. Furthermore, consider that God's word records that a leader filled his land "with innocent blood, which the Lord would not pardon" (2 Kings 24:4). Because of that, God had the King of Babylon and others to destroy (2 Kings 24:1-4). The Bible tells of a coming end time daughter of Babylon, and its leader will destroy the USA according to Bible prophecy (Daniel 11:39; see also Anglo - America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).

Notice the following:

172 My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness (Psalm 119:172).

34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34).

Killing babies through abortion is not righteous. It is a reproach to nations that allow and encourage it.

Those that consent to abortions are often proud, are normally lying to themselves that they are not doing violence to a human being, and often have abortions because of their own lusts and covetousness.  Adding the sin of abortion to their other sins is simply not the answer.

They also place themselves in the same category as Judas Iscariot, for he admitted that when he betrayed Jesus Christ, he (Judas) betrayed "innocent blood" (Matthew 27:4). Jesus was betrayed by someone He considered to be a friend--no baby should be betrayed by the mother that is supposed to love them.

Women are struck emotionally for the rest of their lives (please also Abortion Proponents Lied to Public as some women's sorrows about having abortions is mentioned) when they consent to an abortion (the Bible even warns of curses for killing the innocent, Deuteronomy 27:25).  That is not a choice they ever should make.

Even the woman that the pro-abortion forces used to get the Roe vs. Wade pro-abortion decision (Norma L. McCorvey, whose court case was filed under the alias of  Jane Roe) on January 22, 1973, later regretted her decision.  So much so that in August 1995, she (Norma L. McCorvey) announced that she had become an advocate of Operation Rescue's campaign to make abortion illegal.

Pro-Choice is Not Pro-Choice, But Pro-Satan and Pro-Death

Of course, in many ways the so-called 'pro-choice' movement does not want people to even know the truth about abortion. Notice the following that was reported in July 2013:

Three major U.S. newspapers are being criticized for rejecting a paid ad (shown at right) submitted by a national pro-life group. The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and USA Today all refused to run a sensitive and compelling ad, created by the national pro-life group Heroic Media, which shows a hand holding a tiny 24-week-old pre-born baby, and includes the tagline: “This child has no voice, which is why it depends on yours. Speak Up.” (Bohon D. Major Newspapers Reject Pro-Life Ad. 08 July 2013, http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/15930-major-newspapers-reject-pro-life-ad)

If they ads ran, then some women may be able to make a more informed choice, such as realizing that it is a child they are about to kill.

Notice also the following which also happened in July 2013 (bolding in source):

In the war between life and death, all eyes are on Texas, as the Lone Star State legislature is poised to pass a sweeping late-term abortion ban. Gov. Rick Perry has pledged to sign the bill into law. The lines have been clearly drawn surrounding this progress toward equality and civil rights for pre-born Americans.

Not surprisingly, as the pro-abortion side loses legislative battle after legislative battle, its true colors are coming into focus. Those colors are darker than many might have imagined...

Although our pro-abortion media will not likely give it much coverage, a similar such flashpoint of clarity occurred this past Tuesday in the Texas State House as pro-abortion activists, throughout the day, shouted “Hail, Satan!” in an effort to drown out pro-life speeches and an impromptu rendering of “Amazing Grace.” CNN’s Josh Rubin confirmed this astonishing display by tweeting on site, “Crowd of anti-abortion activists giving speeches while a group of people chant hail Satan in the background.”

I would like to take a moment to pause and personally thank our Satan-hailing friends for their brutally wicked honesty ... Understandably, many leftists now complain that this frank display of pro-choice allegiance to the prince of darkness has hurt the multibillion-dollar baby-killing biz. They’re right. It has. It’s blown away the smokescreen of euphemistic pro-choice rhetoric and propaganda to expose, naked beneath, that which lies at abortion’s inglorious core: death, death and more death. Indeed, the very Satan they hail was the first “pro-choicer.” While Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, Satan is the end, the lie and death itself. While Christ is the author of life, Satan is the author of abortion. Our pro-choice friends in Texas have now revealed that they at least intuitively recognize this reality...

Do you consider yourself pro-choice? Perhaps it’s time to reconsider. When “pro-choicers” find themselves shouting “Hail, Satan!” over a chorus of “Amazing Grace” at a gathering geared toward saving babies, maybe it’s time to dust off that ol’ worldview and give it a second look ...

Pro-choice to do what? Pro-choice to dismember alive a baby girl in her mother’s womb? That’s wicked. That’s evil—objective, absolute evil—every time and without exception. That’s abortion.

Abortion is death. If you’re pro-choice, you’re pro-abortion and, consequently, pro-death. As the babies you should be protecting perish, so, too, do you perish. You are perishing in the spirit, which is a fate worse than physical death. (Barber 'Hail, Satan!': The New Pro-Choice Mantra? July 8, 2013 http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/clarion-call/40136-hail-satan-the-new-pro-choice-mantra)

The choice is to obey God or support killing babies. The choice should be easy for those not as excessively influenced by Satan.

More Abortion Facts, Lies, and the Suppression of the Truth

Here are 15 points about unborn babies from a report by the Charlotte Lozier Institute:

15 Facts at 15 Weeks

15 Amazing Facts about the 15-Week-Gestation Fetus

1) All of the major organs have formed.

Immediately upon fertilization, a human being has a unique set of genes encoded by his or her sequence of DNA packaged into 46 chromosomes. These genes determine the physical traits of the baby, such as eye color, hair texture, and gender. ...

2) The heart pumps 26 quarts of blood per day.

The unborn baby’s circulatory system pumps about 26 quarts of blood per day at 15 weeks' gestation. ...

3) The heart has already beat approximately 15,800,000 times.

By 22 days after fertilization (about five weeks’ gestation), the heart starts beating. ...

4) Each finger moves separately.

Starting at 10-and-a-half weeks’ gestation, when something touches the fetus’s hand, he starts to close his fingers. ...

5) The fetus prefers sucking his left or right thumb.

As early as 10 weeks' gestation, it is possible to determine whether the unborn child is left-handed or right-handed by studying ultrasounds. ...

6) The entire body responds to touch.

By 15 weeks' gestation, the fetus responds to light touches all over the body except the buttocks and the inside of the thigh. ...

7) The fetus responds to taste.

After the mother eats, flavors from her food seep into the amniotic fluid, with the flavors peaking about 45 minutes after she eats. ...

8) The brain creates neurons at a rate of 250,000 per minute. ...

9) Brain connections formed at 15 weeks’ gestation last into adulthood. ...

10) The fetus can feel pain. ...

The spinal nerves needed to transmit touch and pain information to the thalamus have formed by 15 weeks’ gestation. ...

11) Females have most of the eggs that they will ever produce.

While the embryo is still developing a full body system around seven weeks’ gestation, some of the embryonic cells that have remained outside the body migrate into the developing ovary or testes. In females, these future egg cells start dividing immediately, until the female fetus has about 7 million eggs around 21 weeks' gestation. ...

12) The fetus has practiced breathing for over six weeks.

Starting at 10 weeks gestational age, the fetus makes intermittent breathing motions.

13) Eye movements are easily seen in ultrasound recordings.

The first recorded eye movements come from the 12th week of gestation. ...

14) If a doctor took an X-ray this week, the fetus’s skeleton would be visible.

The fetal skeleton starts forming from a series of ridges, called somites, along the embryo’s back. These somites develop in the sixth week. ...

15) Surgeons have successfully performed surgery on fetuses at 15 weeks’ gestation.

When ultrasound scans reveal structural defects or life-threatening diseases early in the pregnancy, doctors may recommend a prenatal surgery. Recent medical advances have enabled some babies to receive life-saving treatments while still in the womb – long before they are born!

accessed 09/10/21 https://s27589.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/15-Facts-at-15-Weeks.pdf

Abortion causes pain and suffering and murders a human being.

World New Daily posted the following written by William Hamnet Wall:

15 deadly lies of abortion pushers

November 12, 2017

Lie No. 1: When life begins is unknown.

Science is very clear that all chromosomes, DNA and RNA are present at the moment of conception.

DNA includes more than just the cellular blueprint of your physical body down to the length of your eyelashes. It seems to lay out unique features of your mind, your natural talents, aptitudes and even what dreams are likely to enthrall you.

Lie No. 2: The unborn are not human until they take their first breath.

Science informs us that the unborn child does breathe in utero through her umbilical cord attached to mother.

I once asked an abortionist: After a baby is born, he is holding his breath, right? Yes, he said. So before the doctor spanks him, while he’s squirming upside-down held by his ankles, still attached by umbilical cord, is the baby human before his first breath? No, he answered with much less certainty in his voice, almost robotically. So the baby can be killed at that moment? He awakened to this lie’s absurdity, shook his head and agreed that would be wrong.

Lie No. 3: The mother determines her child’s value.

The fallacy goes like this: Any unborn child is worthless unless the mother ascribes some value to him or her. If she prefers to finish a college course before giving birth, then the baby becomes less valuable and is expendable. After graduation, her unborn child becomes precious.

No intrinsic value exists in early human life; our value is determined by how our birth’s timing comports with our mother’s convenience.

Lie No. 4: Abortions are safe.

There are physical and psychological consequences, some very severe. Check out the research yourself.

Question the validity of resources that ignore the psychic effects of having abortions. After all, we are more than just a body.

Lie No. 5: Infanticide is more humane than growing up poor and unwanted.

Newsflash: Very few kids are told daily how valuable and cherished they are. Most parents are struggling with their own problems and feelings of low self-worth. Many exasperated parents, in moments of selfishness, feel their children are unwanted.

Most well-adjusted people look back with tearful gratitude on the struggles of their parents raising them. How much love existed and dedication to family? Many say they didn’t even know they were poor.

No wonder so many thousands eagerly pay a fortune to adopt so-called “unwanted” babies and children to take on the privilege of being parents.

Lie No. 6: The unborn feel no pain during dismemberment at 5 months.

Much medical evidence exists to corroborate the obvious fact that pain-sensitive nerve cells have formed by this time in a baby’s development.

“The Silent Scream” is a 1984 educational film narrated by Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician, NARAL Pro-Choice America founder and abortion provider turned pro-life activist. The film shows an abortion taking place of a 12-week-old fetus using ultrasound footage. I could not watch it, but apparently, the baby is seen screaming in agony.

After 20 weeks, no pain? Don’t believe it.

To read William Hamnet Wall‘s complete list go to http://www.wnd.com/2017/11/15-deadly-lies-of-abortion-pushers/

There have long been many lies pushed by the murderous abortion industry.

Not only are their lies by the abortion industry, that industry has greatly affected politics in the USA and many other nations. In the USA, to cite one example, it is almost required that Democratic party political candidates endorse abortion rights.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:22-26)

Being longsuffering, gentle, with self-control, without provoking keeps us away from violating the sixth commandment.

Yet, in the last days, other wrong attitudes will present themselves:

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-6)

Abortionists come to mind as brutal, lovers of themselves, unloving, despisers of good. As do many others who rebel against believing scripture. As mentioned before, the old KJV uses the expression "without natural affection."


Notice that in France, the political forces want to stop people from telling the truth about abortion and passed a terrible law earlier this year:

People who try to discourage women from having abortions are now virtually considered criminals in France.

By a show of hands, French lawmakers voted to pass the law “sanctioning websites that aim to dissuade women from terminating a pregnancy by using ‘misleading claims’ on abortion.”

By “misleading,” they mean websites which “emphasize the negative psychological and physical impacts that abortions can have on women,” according to the National Right to Life.

Violators of the new law, which was passed on Feb. 16, face a punishment of two years in jail or a €30,000 ($37,000) fine, The Catholic Herald reported.

France has already imposed a ban on pro-lifers demonstrating outside abortion clinics.  http://www.christiantoday.com/article/in.france.people.who.speak.against.abortion.will.now.be.treated.as.criminals/105039.htm

Consider also the following scriptures:

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, (Romans 1:18)

Abortion is wrong. Abortion is murder. It is wrong to try to stop people from telling others the truth about abortion. France is going the wrong way on this.

Fining people, and even the implicit threat of doing so, for speech that was not intended to deceive is a police-state tactic.

Because of speech ‘laws’ and actions, the time will more and more come when the following is fulfilled:

13 Therefore the prudent keep silent at that time, For it is an evil time. (Amos 5:13)

Until then, however, we in the Continuing Church of God are striving to fulfill the following:

1 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)

Abortion is a sin.

As far as crying aloud goes, in addition to making posts on this COGwriter news page against abortion, as well as having the article you are now reading against it, we have made videos denouncing it. Here are links to two of them:

Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt. What is an abortion? How are they performed? Does the Bible teach that unborn children are still human? Is abortion wrong? How many are being aborted? Has there been increases in US debt since the “legalization” of abortion? Is debt a biblical curse? This is a video.

Land of ‘Free’ Abortions and Debt The State of Oregon decided to make abortions free for those that want them. Does freedom of choice include the right to shed innocent blood? What has happened to the economy of the USA since abortions became legalized? What has happened to incomes since that time? How many babies have been killed since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973? Is there a cost to abortion beyond the financial and emotional? What does the Bible teach? What does the Bible prophesy? Dr. Thiel addresses these and other questions. This is a video.

Because we have denounced abortion and other sins, we believe that this is why places like YouTube have discouraged people (via search algorithm changes) from finding our videos.

But we continue to push forward.

Notice something that Jesus said:

4 … the night is coming when no one can work. (John 9:4, NKJV)

4… the night cometh, when no man can work (John 9:4 KJV)

In a October 23, 1980 co-worker letter, the late Herbert W. Armstrong wrote:

The Bible warns us the time is just ahead when NO MAN CAN WORK—in the Lord’s Work. We must sacrifice now as never before for this Work that we may FINISH the Work that Christ has called us to do. Pray as never before, for this Work.

We are getting closer to that time.

Notice also something that the Prophet Amos was inspired to record:

11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12)

Governmental persecution will eventually stop the ‘short work’ (Romans 9:28) and lead to that ‘famine of the word’ (see also Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word).

The advocacy of abortion, sexual immorality, increased indebtedness, anti-religious and anti-speech actions, and acceptance of various forms of pornography that we have seen the past few years suggests that national repentance is about the furthest thing on the minds of the national political leaders and most of the mainstream media in France and the USA.


Not satifisfied with killing only partially formed babies, states in the USA

February 22, 2019

On February 23, a national day of mourning has been declared in opposition to the extreme legislation that now allows abortion up to the moment of birth, as well as stripping protections for those babies born alive as a result of the procedure or killed in the womb as a result of a violent act. …

“We invite you,” the official site says,” to gather, worship, and pray with us February 23rd. Right underneath the statehouse of New York, where the gruesome infanticide law was signed and celebrated, we will give the preborn the solidarity they deserve. This will be a time of mourning and repentance on behalf of our nation’s sins. Wear black and bring as many people as you can.” https://thefederalist.com/2019/02/22/americans-gather-national-day-mourning-saturday-new-york-infanticide-law/

February 21, 2019 (American College of Pediatricians) — The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) views with dismay, is grieved by, and condemns recent efforts by several states to remove all legal protection from infants prior to, during, and shortly after birth. As in ancient Rome, it is now legal in 2019 New York, and soon, potentially other states, to kill a child through exposure, starvation, and/or the denial of medical care. https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/pediatricians-group-rebukes-ny-infanticide-is-not-health-care-and-never-wil

Then there is a proposed law in Illinois:

Worse Than New York: Radical Abortion Law Will Make Illinois the ‘Abortion Capital of America’

February 22, 2019

Illinois is considering its most radical abortion bills yet. If passed, pro-life advocates say they could turn the state into the abortion haven of the Midwest, and maybe even “the abortion capital of America.”

The Reproductive Health Act (HB 2495 and SB 1942) enshrines abortion as a “fundamental right” and provides that a “fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the law.”

The bills would do the following:

The law also allows non-physicians to perform surgical and medical abortions. It repeals laws that allow husbands to block their wives from aborting their child, eliminates requirements to investigate fetal or maternal deaths resulting from abortion, and allows minors to receive abortions without ever having to notify their parents.

And something in Vermont:

February 22, 2019

The Vermont bill states, “Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or to have an abortion.”

Limbaugh explained the legislation “is far more radical than the recent expansion of late-term abortion in New York, as well as the proposed expansions in Virginia and Rhode Island.”

The New York and Virginia bills allow abortion for any reason up to viability and have “health” exceptions that are often loosely interpreted to permit abortion on demand after viability as well.

But the Vermont bill “offers a blanket permission slip for any and all abortion, throughout pregnancy, and for any reason.”

Further, the bill specifically dehumanizes the unborn, stating, “A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under Vermont law.” https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/limbaugh-dems-sicker-by-the-day/#fZEpOiHvKfqQL8GX.99

World Net Daily posted the following:

February 22, 2019

James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and the James Dobson Family Institute, … {is} calling on Americans to urge senators to approve S.311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which is scheduled for a floor vote Monday. …

“In all my time in the pro-life movement, never did I think I would need to publicly declare my support for a bill like the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” he said in a statement on Friday.

“I am truly saddened that we as a country would even have need to protect a child who has survived the horrors of an attempted abortion and has been left to die on a porcelain tray. Shockingly, despite what some politicians like Sen. Murray would have you believe, we do not currently have federal protection for babies who have survived such a procedure.”

“Politicians such as Sen. Murray would have you believe that this bill is an affront to a woman’s ‘health,’” he said. …

The plan comes from Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who originally called for “unanimous consent,” a procedure that would have accelerated the bill’s approval.

However, Murray blocked it, on behalf of Senate Democrats. …

“Furthermore, New York’s recently passed Reproductive Health Act removed that state’s protection for children born alive after an abortion,” Dobson said.

The abandonment of babies who survive abortion procedures was endorsed by Barack Obama while he was a state lawmaker in Illinois.

Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/james-dobson-sen-murray-telling-outright-lie/#IPL7RZrys1Boo6sG.99

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) brought his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the floor earlier this month in the wake of disgraced Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s heinous comments about infanticide — and Democratic politicians’ refusal to condemn the governor for those remarks. …

In a letter to U.S. senators, a copy of which was obtained by National Review, 17 public-health organizations called Sasse’s bill “a dangerous government intrusion into private health care decisions.” 02/20/19 https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/born-alive-abortion-survivors-protection-act-public-health-groups-oppose-bill/

While Gray Langur monkeys participate in infanticide, humans are supposed to have morals. Infanticide is something all politicians should know is wrong.

When the abortion debate began in the USA, one of the false arguments was that no one knew when human life began. But it is clear that human life starts at conception.

Instead of accepting that human life begins at conception, the abortionists regularly called the baby a fetus. They then argued it was not human for many weeks after conception. Then, to extend when abortions could be done, they claimed the baby was not a human life until it was viable outside of the womb. Now they simply want to support killing it up until the baby’s date of birth. No longer do they pretend the baby is not human, now they try to pretend killing babies is a mother’s right.

Killing infants, including unborn ones, is wrong–it is not a women’s health right. Those who think otherwise are endorsing infanticide.

The Bible warns:

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, (Romans 1:18)

Regarding SB 311, notice also the following:

Senator Tim Kaine is in a bind. The Virginia Democrat has been confronted in recent weeks about where exactly he stands on abortion rights, and he’s learning that there’s no easy way to make everyone happy.

His latest juggling act is finding a way to pacify concerned Catholic constituents, who wish to know where their Catholic senator stands on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a proposed piece of federal legislation that would mandate medical care for infants born alive in the context of abortion.

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) brought the bill to the floor earlier this month, in the wake of Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s comments appearing to endorse physicians’ right to let newborns die, at least in some circumstances. The entire Senate will vote on the legislation on Monday.

Though Kaine has yet to issue a statement on how he plans to vote, he recently responded to constituent inquiries about his stance on the bill with a letter, a copy of which was obtained by National Review. The text doesn’t say explicitly whether he’ll vote against Sasse’s bill next week, but the implication seems to be that he intends to oppose it.

“This bill would establish new requirements for health care practitioners in the case of a fetus who survives an abortion,” Kaine writes. It’s an intriguing turn of phrase: A fetus, after all, is what the Left has chosen to call unborn children in an effort to dehumanize them. If a fetus survives an abortion, presumably it is no longer a fetus but a newborn infant.

The rest of the letter is similarly slippery. “I support the right of women to make their own health and reproductive decisions,” Kaine goes on. “For that reason, I oppose efforts to weaken the basic holding of Roe v. Wade . . . [and oppose] restricting and criminalizing women’s reproductive decisions.” 02/21/19 https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/tim-kaine-suggests-hell-oppose-ban-on-infanticide/

Infanticide is not new.

Abortion is a form of it.

But so is killing infants or not taking care of them so they die.

Anyway, here is some of what Wikipedia has about infanticide’s history:

Anthropologist Laila Williamson notes that “Infanticide has been practiced on every continent and by people on every level of cultural complexity, from hunter gatherers to high civilizations, including our own ancestors. Rather than being an exception, then, it has been the rule.”

The fact that murder has been going on since Cain murdered Abel (Genesis 4:8) does not justify it.

Wikipedia’s article on Infanticide continued with:

In many past societies, certain forms of infanticide were considered permissible. …

The practice of infanticide has taken many forms over time. Child sacrifice to supernatural figures or forces, such as that believed to have been practiced in ancient Carthage, may be only the most notorious example in the ancient world.

A frequent method of infanticide in ancient Europe and Asia was simply to abandon the infant, leaving it to die by exposure (i.e., hypothermia, hunger, thirst, or animal attack).

On at least one island in Oceania, infanticide was carried out until the 20th century by suffocating the infant, …

The historical Greeks considered the practice of adult and child sacrifice barbarous, however, the exposure of newborns was widely practiced in ancient Greece, it was even advocated by Aristotle in the case of congenital deformity — “As to the exposure of children, let there be a law that no deformed child shall live.” …

Infanticide became a capital offense in Roman law in 374 AD, but offenders were rarely if ever prosecuted. …

Judaism prohibits infanticide … Tacitus recorded that the Jews “regard it as a crime to kill any late-born children”. Josephus, whose works give an important insight into 1st-century Judaism, wrote that God “forbids women to cause abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward”. (Infanticide, Wikipedia, accessed 02/22/19)

Nearly everyone knows the sixth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13).

The Jews knew them as well as the Hebrew scriptures, which we now call the Old Testament. So, they knew it was wrong.

During Old Testament times, there were people who sacrifices their infants to Molech.

God did not approve:

1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Again, you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘Whoever of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell in Israel, who gives any of his descendants to Molech, he shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones. 3 I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from his people, because he has given some of his descendants to Molech, to defile My sanctuary and profane My holy name. 4 And if the people of the land should in any way hide their eyes from the man, when he gives some of his descendants to Molech, and they do not kill him, 5 then I will set My face against that man and against his family; and I will cut him off from his people, and all who prostitute themselves with him to commit harlotry with Molech. (Leviticus 20:1-5)

31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart.

32 "Therefore behold, the days are coming," says the Lord, "when it will no more be called Tophet, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter; for they will bury in Tophet until there is no room. 33 The corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth. And no one will frighten them away. 34 Then I will cause to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. For the land shall be desolate. (Jeremiah 7:31-34)

7 … Molech the abomination of the people of Ammon. (1 Kings 11:7)

Notice what King Josiah did:

10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire to Molech. (2 Kings 23:10)

The 12th-century Rashi, commenting on Jeremiah 7:31 stated::

Drawing of French Rabbi RAbbi SHlomo Itzhaki

Tophet is Moloch, which was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved. (Moloch, Wikipedia, accessed 02/22/19)

Infanticide is wrong. Infanticide is murder. Murder is a sin.

At risk of repeat, understand that the Bible condemns those that shed innocent blood, as that is something that God hates:

9 So you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD (Deuteronomy 21:9).

16 These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-19).

7 Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths. 8 The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace (Isaiah 59:7-8).

3 Thus says the LORD: “Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place (Jeremiah 22:3).

17 “Yet your eyes and your heart are for nothing but your covetousness, For shedding innocent blood, And practicing oppression and violence” (Jeremiah 22:17).

Babies are innocent. Killing them is the shedding of innocent blood.

The destruction of the USA is coming and abortion/infanticide is one of the many reasons why (see also Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).

The fact that US politicians refused to cry out against infanticide should show all the depths of immorality of at least US Senators.

Related to infanticide legislation, the following video is also available: American Infanticide.

As as also killing people even older, the following video is available: Euthanasia: Mercy killing or murder?

Abortion, US Debt and Relative Living Standards

While the Clinton family has always been strident promoters of killing unborn babies, in 2018 Chelsea Clinton promoted the view that abortion has been a major positive contributor to the economy of the USA:

August 15, 2018

Clinton, daughter to former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, hosted the Rise Up for Roe event in New York. She was speaking to the potential threat to reproductive rights posed by President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Bret Kavanaugh, and why people should care.

"Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access right, because these are not the same thing, if you care about social justice or economic justice, agency – you have to care about this,” Clinton said, according to the Media Research Center.

Clinton continued: "It is not a disconnected fact—to address this t-shirt of 1973—that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. Right? The net, new entrance of women—that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973." ... 

It is unclear exactly what statistic or study Clinton was citing about the additions to the U.S. economy since abortion became legal. https://www.newsweek.com/clinton-trillions-abortion-added-economy-1074390

Disgusting: The Left has always gone out of its way to justify abortion — the flat-out murder of an unborn baby — since Roe v. Wade in 1973, but former first daughter Chelsea Clinton just won the award for the most barbaric. ... Democrats never pass up on an opportunity to ‘defend’ a woman’s ‘right’ to kill her unborn baby. At a “Rise Up for Roe” event on Saturday, Clinton promoted the ‘economic advantages’ of abortion...

“It is not a disconnected fact – to address this t-shirt of 1973– that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. Right?

Not only is this one of the sickest reasons any Democrat has come up with to justify the murder of unborn human beings, how did she even arrive at this figure? ...

“The net, new entrance of women – that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.”

Thus, no matter what other things Americans may care about, everyone should appreciate the economic value of legalized abortion, Clinton said…

What a great political thinker Chelsea is! We can hardly wait until she becomes president! https://thenationalsentinel.com/2018/08/15/the-way-chelsea-clinton-just-justified-the-murder-of-unborn-babies-is-sick/?mc_cid=7c97e45fc8&mc_eid=c2cbcbc77c

It is not "social justice" to allow unborn babies to be killed.

Chelsea Clinton also said, "Reproductive rights have always been economic rights."

So, she believes that killing babies is some type of positive economic stimulus.

Notice the following:

13 "Behold, therefore, I beat My fists at the dishonest profit which you have made, and at the bloodshed which has been in your midst. 14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands remain strong, in the days when I shall deal with you? I, the Lord, have spoken, and will do it. 15 I will scatter you among the nations, disperse you throughout the countries, and remove your filthiness completely from you. (Ezekiel 22:13-15)

Any economic "benefit" from abortion is at best a dishonest profit from bloodshed. This will not end well for the USA.

As far as the economy goes, there are many things to consider.

Notice one example:

Real Hourly Wages Have Risen Less Than a Penny a Year Since 1973

January 5, 2022


Since the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been understating inflation, the situation is worse than the above suggests.

For another example, CBS reported the following:

For most Americans, income is on the decline

July 3, 2017

President Ronald Reagan might have clinched the 1980 election when he asked: “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” Today the question is: Are you better off than your parents were 50 years ago?

According to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the answer — at least in terms of paychecks — is no. Most Americans are worse off, and becoming even more worse off, if possible.

In particular, men have endured “stagnation in lifetime incomes,” said the NBER report, with earnings that have dropped 19 percent when inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), is taken into account. In real dollars, males have lost close to $300,000 in lifetime earnings compared to the generation that came of age during the 1950s and 1960s boom years. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/for-most-americans-income-declines/

Fifty years prior to 2017 would be 1967.

What started to happen then?

Fifty years ago, the abortion industry begin to rise up and have legislative success in various US states:

Between 1967 and 1973 one-third of the states liberalized or repealed their criminal abortion laws. However, the right to have an abortion in all states was only made available to American women in 1973 when the Supreme Court struck down the remaining restrictive state laws with its ruling in Roe v. Wade. (History of Abortion. National Abortion Federation. http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/history_abortion.html viewed 04/02/13)

Since States began to "liberalize" or repeal anti-abortion laws, the economic situation in the USA began to change (bolding and italics in source):

Until 1970, the United States had a trade surplus and an inflow of money sometimes called a favorable balance of trade. After 1970, for the first time in a century, the United States was buying more goods abroad than it sold. It moved from a trade surplus to a trade deficit, when imports exceed exports, and money was flowing out of the United States in payments to foreign countries for imports. Since 1970, the unfavorable trade balance and trade deficit has grown...

After World War II until 1970, the United States was a creditor nation lending money to other countries. As a creditor nation, other countries owed more money to the United States than the United States owed to foreign countries.

After 1970, the United States became a net debtor nation. As a debtor nation, the United States owes more money to foreign countiress than the foreign countries owe the United States. The United States is now the largest debtor among all nations. (Howard J. Sherman, E. K. Hunt, Reynold F. Nesiba, Phillip Anthony O'Hara. Economics: An Introduction to Traditional and Progressive Views, 7th edition. M.E. Sharpe, 2008, p. 175)

Since 1973, pay and productivity have diverged.

From 1973 to 2016, net productivity rose 73.7 percent, while the hourly pay of typical workers essentially stagnated—increasing only 12.5 percent over 43 years (after adjusting for inflation). This means that although Americans are working more productively than ever, the fruits of their labors have primarily accrued to those at the top and to corporate profits, especially in recent years. (The Productivity–Pay Gap. https://www.epi.org/productivity-pay-gap/ accessed 02/01/18)

Economists like puzzles, and recent economic data have generated a fair share of them. For instance, the U.S. labor market recovery has been underway for years, yet growth in inflation-adjusted wages remains weak. More broadly, the male median wage still is in the general range of where it was in 1973. (https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-29/the-something-s-not-quite-right-economy)

Average wages, when adjusted for inflation, have remained near where they were in the 1970s ... (Semuels A. This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like. The Atlantic, February 22, 2018)

It should be pointed out that although others believe that the line from an overall creditor to debtor nation happened in the 1980s (as opposed to annually which began around 1971), the process began earlier:

March 22, 2010 – Only a few decades ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation. American capital spanned the globe financing all types of investments in virtually every country. But that dominance began to erode in the 1960s ... By the 1980s, the inevitable happened. As generations of accumulated wealth disappeared, a line was crossed. America now owed more to the rest of the world than the world owed to it. The United States had become a debtor nation, and it has continued to run up the tab in the decades since. (Turk J. Debtor Nation. http://www.fgmr.com/debtor-nation.html viewed 04/03/13)

Notice some prophecies from the Book of Deuteronomy:

5 ... if you carefully obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe with care all these commandments which I command you today. 6 For the Lord your God will bless you just as He promised you; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.  (Deuteronomy 15:5-6)

15 "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

16 "Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country.  ....

43 "The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.  (Deuteronomy 28:15-16, 43-44)

Since "legalizing" abortion, the USA has gone from the world's largest creditor nation to the world's largest debtor nation.

And it remains committed to doing more of that.

Notice two public statements from former US President Barack Obama:

Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls. (Barack Obama: Beyoncé is the perfect role model for my daughters. The Guardian, September 20, 2012)

{Abortion} I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right. (January 22, 2012: President Obama’s statement issued on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Shown at 2012.Presidential-Candidates.org)

Beyoncé is a female American singer who often seems to violate standards of modesty (cf. 1 Timothy 2:9). Abortion is murder, and abortion is wrong. 

Notice the following:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness ... 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:18, 29-32)

ALL the bolded terms above and more apply to the promoters of abortion. Abortion is not fitting.

The current Biden-Harris Administration has repeatedly pushed abortion--as well as pushed for more debt (which it calls other things).

Promoting and/or approving biblically-condemned actions is dangerous and puts the U.S.A. at increasing risk God’s judgment (Romans 1:32). And some of that judgment is upon us: The rate of USA indebtedness also has greatly accelerated since 2008. And the USA is far and away the most indebted nation of all time.

The Bible warns that leaders can cause people to do worse and have major problems:

12 As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.” (Isaiah 3:12)

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16).

To consider that since movement in the USA towards the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, not only have 60,000,000 or so babies been aborted/murdered, the USA has gone from being the world's largest creditor nation to the world's largest debtor nation. This is not good (see also Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term).

According to the Bible, debt is a curse of disobeying God:

43 "The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 45 "Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. (Deuteronomy 28:43-46)

The destruction of the USA is coming and abortion in one of the many reasons (see also Anglo-America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).

Also notice what has happened to the economy of the United States:

In real terms, as mentioned above, US growth in the 21st century seems to have fallen back to medieval levels. Why?...Because the economy failed to produce real growth. After 1973, wages, for example, adjusted for inflation, went nowhere. (Bonner B. Economic Growth in the Internet Age. Daily Reckoning, June 23, 2011)

The typical working stiff earns less real money today than he did 40 years ago. (Bonner B. Economic Long Live the 1%. Daily Reckoning, November 25, 2011)

The real median household income is . . . down 8 percent from 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Mekouar D. More Americans Do This Job Than Any Other. Voice of America, September 7, 2015)

Whether counting from 1967 or 1973, something changed. Coincidence or curse?

The reality is that prior to abortions becoming "legalized" in the late 1960s and then nationally in 1973, most people in the USA seemed to understand that it was not wise to consume more than you produce. Now, with more abortion and less understanding of other basic biblically-supported economic concepts, a culture that accepts this type of debt and living off of others has flourished. But it will NOT last. This is extremely dangerous and few in the USA seem to understand that the USA will ultimately have its creditors rise up against it:

6 “Will not all these take up a proverb against him, And a taunting riddle against him, and say,’Woe to him who increases What is not his — how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges’? 7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty. 8 Because you have plundered many nations, All the remnant of the people shall plunder you, Because of men’s blood And the violence of the land and the city, And of all who dwell in it. (Habakkuk 2:5-8)

Look how the NIV translates that last verse in Habakkuk:

8 Because you have plundered many nations, the peoples who are left will plunder you. For you have shed human blood; you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them. (Habakkuk 2:8, NIV)

Abortion is the shedding of human blood.

The USA has greatly increased debt along with its increased acceptance of abortion. Destruction to the strongest military power is prophesied (cf. Daniel 11:39).

Notice the following from Mike Gendron's April 2020 PTG newletter:

The most cruel and hideous paradox in our country today is that we have given women the choice to have babies ripped out their wombs and murdered, while at the same time, our nation is doing everything possible to save people from Covid-19. We all need to know that everyone is made in the image and likeness of God and He is our creator and sustainer (Gen. 1:26-27). No one has the right to take the life of another because God hates "hands that shed innocent blood" (Prov. 6:16-17). He says, "Whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed" (Gen. 9:6). 

The most dangerous place for a baby to be is in the womb of its mother. It is a national tragedy and disgrace that almost 20% of pregnancies end in abortion. Some of our government leaders need to repent of their wicked ways and pass laws that will protect the unborn. If they refuse, they need to be voted out of office. Can there be anything more brutal and wicked than torturing and slaughtering defenseless babies? More than 1,000 babies have their lives terminated every day because women have been given the choice to do so. Over 61 million precious babies have been murdered since Roe vs. Wade. 

What is wrong with our country? How can we ask God to bless our nation when we have turned our back on Him?

COVID-19 has already greatly increased US debt and is expected to increase it even more. While COVID-19 does not cause abortion, consider that the US has increased debt because of it. Debt is a curse.

Abortion is a Clear Violation of the Hippocratic Oath

Although it always needed to be modified because of its initial swearing to pagan gods, abortion was clearly and specifically prohibited to doctors who took what is known as the Hippocratic oath. Here is one English translation of parts of the original Hippocratic oath:

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.

But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.

I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.

In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or men, be they free or slaves.

All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.

If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practise my art, respected by all humanity and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my life. (Wikipedia, viewed 12/13/13)

Reportedly, though there is currently no legal obligation for medical students to swear an oath upon graduating, 98% of American medical students ‘swear some form of oath.’  Irrespective of that, the Bible teaches that one is not to murder (Exodus 20:13). The version that most doctors 'swear to' no longer mentions abortion, but if they understood their history better, they would realize that their profession is supposed to be against abortion.

Some Comments on Human Stem Cell Research

Some have wondered about research involving embryonic human stem cells. Here are some comments from Wallace Smith related to the March 9, 2009 decision in the USA to allow more of it:

…the March 9th change in American embryonic stem cell research policy is a horrible sign of an atrocious attitude toward human life. Really — absolutely vomitous.

First, the idea that revoking the previous administration’s ban on federal funding of such embryo-destructive research is somehow “removing ideology” from science or “restoring integrity” to science is so ludicrous that it would be laughable if it weren’t so horrific.  It’s almost as if one is saying, “By this taking this ideologically driven action, I hereby remove ideology from playing any role.”  The stand that destroying human life for the sake of scientific research — embryonic or otherwise — is acceptable is just as much an ideological stand as saying the opposite, and to think otherwise is nothing but hypocrisy and political theater (unless it is profound ignorance, which is always a possibility, I suppose).

I wonder…  If it ever becomes necessary to place a ban on federal funding of involuntary experimentation on the comatose, elderly, or infirm, will that ban be derided as “ideological” or “lacking scientific integrity”?

Secondly, it occurs to me that when politicians consider such issues as when human life begins as being above their pay grade, it is all the more remarkable how willing they are to carelessly pass legislation concerning such matters as if they have all the answers.

Of course, there is Someone for whom the issue is not above His pay grade. And this country’s attitudes towards its most innocent and vulnerable have already garnered His attention. I doubt that this has escaped His notice, either.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe that the other side of this national debate (or non-debate) is guilty of its own hypocrisy, and I cannot understand those who believe that creating embryos to be eternally frozen in pursuit of having children is somehow a pro-human life position.

But I try to call it as I see it, and Monday’s change in policy represented another black eye for this nation’s respect for humanity, which God created in His own image. Will it help us along to a fulfillment of Revelation 18:13 (trading in the “bodies and souls of men”) in the economy of the Beast power — which is not the U.S., by the way –  that is as yet unfathomable?  Interesting idea, but I certainly don’t claim to know.  But I guarantee you, the consequences will not be good. (Smith W. Embryonic stem cell research decision: Absolutely vomitous)

As a scientist, I have written for years that there are other (cheaper and in my opinion simpler) ways to accomplish much of the stem cell goals without human stem cells at all (animal parts work). Furthermore, umbilical cord stem cells have always been available and do not have the moral problems. Thus, I have long believed that the "science" argument for why embryonic stem cell research is "necessary" has been hypocritical: there never was any real need for it.

It has long been my belief that the real reason that the stem cell issue has been floated around is so that the abortion industry wants to use it to try to pretend that abortion is morally acceptable.  It is not, nor is the type of stem cell research that then US President Barack Obama approved morally acceptable.

Consider also the following in the light of abortion proponents:

2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. (1 Timothy 4:1)

When the abortionists first pushed for legalization, they made the argument that the unborn baby was not a human being in its first dozen or so weeks of life. That was a hypocritical lie as they knew that the unborn baby was a human and would be a human. They simply did not find killing babies abhorrent as one reporter is willing to admit now.

Without massive national repentance the USA is doomed relatively soon (see also Anglo - America in Prophecy). The stem cell issues and abortion are just two more areas of the national sins of the USA.

Some Comments on Planned Parentood's Baby Body Part Harvesting and StemExpress

In July 2015, it was brought out into the open that Planned Parenthood is engaged in the harvesting and ultimate selling human tissues from aborted babies:

July 15, 2105

On Tuesday morning, an anti-abortion group released a nine-minute hidden camera video allegedly showing a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing the illegal sale of post-abortion fetal body parts. ...

In the video, Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, discusses how the organization’s affiliates collect donations from women receiving abortions, which are then obtained by the research community. The key accusation in the video is that Planned Parenthood is breaking the law by making money off the sale of fetal body parts. “Planned Parenthood’s criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization,” Daniel Daleidan, the investigation’s project lead and a former Live Action News writer, said in a statement. ...

In Planned Parenthood’s first statement, released Tuesday, Ferrero said that several of Planned Parenthood’s health centers help women who want “to donate tissue for scientific research,” and that any money goes towards “actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue.” ...

But even if the legal accusations don’t hold up, Nucatola discusses how she and other providers potentially change the way they perform abortions when they have the needs of the research community in mind. “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact,” she says in the video.

That has caused some doubts, even among people who support abortion rights. Laurie Zoloth, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University, told Reuters in an e-mail that while the video was “being used to inflame people about abortion,” it was “terribly disturbing” and “an obvious conflict of interest” that Nucatola seemed concerned about meeting the needs of a company, instead of focusing solely on the safety of the patient. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-15/why-liberals-should-take-the-planned-parenthood-video-seriously

One company that engages in such human trafficking, StemExpress, made some changes to its website, but still sells baby body parts:

July 18, 2015

StemExpress, a biotech company with ties to Planned Parenthood, has been surreptitiously editing its website since the release of a video shining a light on its practice of buying the remains of aborted fetuses.

Last Tuesday, the group Center for Medical Progress posted a video showing Planned Parenthood executive Deborah Nucatola going into detail about how she and other abortionists affiliated with the organization go about collecting body parts from aborted fetuses in order to turn them over for medical research. The video brought a great deal of attention to StemExpress, which was highlighted on the Center’s website as a major purchaser of aborted fetus material.

Shortly after the video broke and began getting attention, StemExpress’s website went down. … The company has made several subtle modifications to its website that are interesting, if nothing else.

Perhaps the most notable change is that the website has purged itself of all references to Institutional Review Boards, or IRBs. IRBs are empowered by the federal government to approve protocols for any research involving human subjects. A Google Cache of the site’s Partnerships page from June 30, before the video released, shows the company boasting of the “IRB approved protocols and consents” it could provide participating clinics. Now, the “IRB approved” part has been stricken out. Similarly, a line about the company offering “IRB Certified Consents” has been eliminated.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to StemExpress to ask why the change was made, but a representative was not immediately available.

The other significant change the company has made regards the amount of content it has concerning fetal livers. Fetal livers are one of its five core products, and they make a very prominent appearance in the recent Planned Parenthood video. The company site has “product information sheets” for all its major products, including one for fetal livers.

The current version shows several of the options crossed out, and all of the links save one are dead, leading to no product information. This is a new state of affairs, as one can find archived versions of the old information sheets, and the cached version of the page shows no crossed-out options. None of the other products show any such changes.

Exactly why these changes were made is unclear; it doesn’t appear that StemExpress is getting out of the fetal liver game, as they are still listing them for sale.  http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/18/fetus-parts-purchaser-changes-its-website-following-video/

Let me state that an IRB (Independent Review Board) is supposed to review the ethics of human trials and ensure that properly informed consent was given as well as other options.  It is not likely that mothers who aborted their children understood that their body parts may be sold.

Political leaders, such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (to name just two) are big supporters of abortion.

Here are comments related to Barack Obama’s Administration on this:

Obama backs Planned Parenthood in body-parts horror

…The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, secretly filmed a senior director of Planned Parenthood talking about the sale of body parts of aborted embryos. That director at one point indicated that it’s possible to profit from these exchanges, an act that is against the law.

It is legal to donate fetal tissue from abortions, and Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, has defended the group’s actions as legal. She said the group doesn’t profit from these donations and that “the donation program – like any other high-quality healthcare providers’ – follows all laws and ethical guidelines.”

On Friday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the group’s explanation was good enough for the White House. http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/obama-backs-planned-parenthood-in-body-parts-horror/#QcoCKAcec68EH7q8.99

July 17, 2015

President Barack Obama’s top spokesman today defended the Planned Parenthood abortion business after a shocking new expose’ video caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies.

As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.

Now, Obama spokesman Josh Ernest is defending the abortion giant, despite not having seen the video.  http://www.lifenews.com/2015/07/17/obama-spokesman-on-planned-parenthood-selling-aborted-baby-parts-they-say-theyre-ethical/

The idea that abortion places like Planned Parenthood follows truly biblical ‘ethical guidelines’ is absurd. Planned Parenthood is in the baby killing business.

I would also add that I did see parts of the video and the medical doctor bragged how she was able to save parts like livers for eventual sale. Her statements did not display biblically-appropriate ethics.

The Bible tells of a time when humans and apparently their body parts will be sold in the end times, and it does not do so in a favorable light:

10 ... Babylon ... 11 And the merchants of the earth ...12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; 13 and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. (Revelation 18:10, 11, 12-13)

13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your traders. They bartered human lives and vessels of bronze for your merchandise. 14 Those from the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses, steeds, and mules. (Ezekiel 27:13-14)

The passages in Revelation 18 condemn Babylon and warn that Christians should have no part in it (Revelation 18:4).

The Bible itself warns about leaders in the end times:

12 … O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths (Isaiah 3:12).

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16)

One of the first acts of the Barack Obama Presidency was to change an executive order to support increased abortion funding. The fact is that Barack Obama has clearly supported increased abortion access.

He has made numerous public statements supporting abortion. His U.S. Supreme Court appointees are believed to be supporters of on-demand abortion.

By encouraging and not discouraging aspects of immorality (such as abortion and homosexual unions), Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other are setting the U.S.A. up for punishment (Isaiah 30:12-13; Romans 1:18-32).

Abortion is wrong. And promoting or simply approving sexual immorality is wrong (cf. Romans 1:18-32). One of the reasons that places like Planned Parenthood have support fetal-stem cell research and the selling of baby body parts is to try to claim that good comes from their wretched acts. They are not engaged in ‘highly ethical’ behaviors related to abortion, but sin promoting ones.

Planned Parenthood's Founder Had Racist Views

Planned Parenthood was formed basically by Margaret Sanger and her supporters. Here are some racial statements attributed to its founder Margaret Sanger:

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
“ ... human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning ... human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people

On sterilization & racial purification:
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

On the extermination of blacks:
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon. http://www.dianedew.com/sanger.htm accessed 07/26/16

Margaret Sanger was a big promoter of eugenics–basically promoting reproduction by those who had ‘more desirable traits’ according to people like Margaret Sanger.

Racial hatred is wrong. Now perhaps I should add that Planned Parenthood has put out a report claiming that various racist statements attributed to Margaret Sanger were either not made by her (but by some of her supporters) or somehow are taken out of context or do not mean what they seem to state.

Here is something from Planned Parenthood’s Fact Sheet on Margaret Sanger:

“We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

Sanger was aware of African-American concerns, passionately argued by Marcus Garvey in the 1920s, that birth control was a threat to the survival of the black race. This statement, which acknowledges those fears, is taken from a letter to Clarence J. Gamble, M.D., a champion of the birth control movement. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/8013/9611/6937/Opposition_Claims_About_Margaret_Sanger.pdf

So, Planned Parenthood does admit the above, but tries to paint it as a positive.

In the film Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Hillary Clinton is shown praising Margaret Sanger. Also in that 2016 film, there are reported quotes from two people who telephoned Planned Parenthood who asked if they gave donations to pay for black people to get abortions, because the ‘donors’ did not want more black people around, that the Planned Parenthood representatives said that yes, they would accept money for that–this was quite disturbing, but again, Planned Parenthood has a history of being on the wrong side of several moral issues.

As it has turned out, Black Americans have been more likely to get abortions than others. Margaret Sanger has gotten her horrible wish fulfilled through abortions.

Might Aborted Contribute to or Cause Autism?

There may be additional problems that abortions are causing if the following report holds true:

Former drug company scientist Helen Ratajczak recently created a firestorm of debate from all sides of the vaccine-autism issue when she published her comprehensive review of autism research. This is a massively important study, for more than one reason. One element brought to light that has managed to stay well below the radar is the use of aborted embryonic cells in vaccine production.

CBS News recently reported:

“Ratajczak reports that about the same time vaccine makers took most thimerosal out of most vaccines (with the exception of flu shots which still widely contain thimerosal), they began making some vaccines using human tissue.

Ratajczak says human tissue is currently used in 23 vaccines. She discusses the increase in autism incidences corresponding with the introduction of human DNA to MMR vaccine, and suggests the two could be linked.”


I have known for some time that the industry was trying to come up with “uses” for aborted human babies. Dr. Mercola’s article basically hints that this may be increasing the incidence of autism. Whether it does or not, it is a moral outrage. Perhaps I should add that I have seen lists of products that supposedly contain aborted tissues--if true, this somewhat reminds me of the old move Soylent Green, where people were eaten as part of the futuristic "food" supply.

The Law of God and Early Writings

The ten commandments were given to both men and women (Exodus 20:18-19).  Both are to obey them, including the seventh commandment which states:

You shall not commit adultery (Exodus 20:14).

Thus neither men nor women have the right to have sex with someone else's spouse.  Furthermore, the Bible condemns all sexual immorality (sex outside of marriage):

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body (1 Corinthians 6:18).

People may chose to violate God's laws, but they do need to understand that they are sinning if they do.  And God does not approve of sin. 

And the fifth commandment states:

You shall not murder (Exodus 20:13).

And Jesus expanded that commandment:

You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder,' and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.  But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment (Matthew 5:21-22).

You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'  44 But I say to you, love your enemies (Matthew 5:43-44)

You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 19:19).

...whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them (Matthew 7:12).

No one has the biblical right to murder--and this was expanded to love your enemy as well as to love your neighbor as yourself.  And this includes women--hence murder through abortion (which normally requires action on a woman's part) or murder through warfare (which normally requires action on a man's part) are not New Testament sanctioned rights of choice--as neither one of them is showing love (an article of related interest may be The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil).

One of the earliest claimed Christian writings outside of the Bible , the Didache (believed to be from the first or early second century), contains the following instructions:

You shall not murder...you shall not be sexually promiscuous...you shall not abort a child or commit infanticide. (Didache, II, 2 as translated in Holmes M. The Apostolic Fathers--Greek Text and English Translations, 3rd printing 2004. Baker Books, Grand Rapids (MI) p. 253)

Both gladiatorial murder and abortion were considered murder by those that professed Christ in the second and third centuries.  Notice what Tertullian wrote in the late second century:

...Christians, who were endued with the same principles of humanity with other men : that they went so far from being friends to murder or manslaughter, that they held it unlawful to be present in gladiatorial sports, where men's lives were so wantonly sacrificed to the pleasure and curiosity of the people : that they accounted it murder for any woman by evil arts to procure abortion, to stifle the embryo, to kill a child, in a manner before it is alive (Tertullian.  Apology, Chapter 9 as cited in Cave W.  Primitive Christianity.  Henry Cary, ed.  Oxford, 1840, pp. 280-281).

But in regard to child murder, as it does not matter whether it is committed for a sacred object, or merely at one's own self-impulse (Tertullian. Apology. Chapter 9.  Translated by S. Thelwall).

So even in the late second century, those who professed Christ considered abortion to be murder.  This was also the case in the third century when Hippolytus condemned a religious leader and Bishop of Rome named Callistus:

For even also he permitted females, if they were unwedded, and burned with passion at an age at all events unbecoming, or if they were not disposed to overturn their own dignity through a legal marriage, that they might have whomsoever they would choose as a bedfellow, whether a slave or free, and that a woman, though not legally married, might consider such a companion as a husband. Whence women, reputed believers, began to resort to drugs for producing sterility, and to gird themselves round, so to expel what was being conceived on account of their not wishing to have a child either by a slave or by any paltry fellow, for the sake of their family and excessive wealth. Behold, into how great impiety that lawless one has proceeded, by inculcating adultery and murder at the same time! (Hippolytus. Refutation of All Heresies, Book IX, Chapter VII. Excerpted from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 5. Edited by Alexander Roberts & James Donaldson. American Edition, 1886. Online Edition Copyright © 2005 by K. Knight).

So early religious writers considered abortion to be murder.  And fornication to be adultery.  The Bible does not given anyone the right to commit fornication, adultery, nor murder.  And abortion is murder.

The Catholic Encyclopedia reported:

Callistus allowed the lower clergy to marry, and permitted noble ladies to marry low persons and slaves, which by the Roman law was forbidden; he had thus given occasion for infanticide (Chapman, John. “Pope Callistus I.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 11 Sept. 200811 Sept. 2008 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03183d.htm>).

Side Note About Roman Catholic History

The following is the official position of the Roman Catholic Church on abortion and was approved by the late Pope John Paul II and the current Pope Benedict XVI (when Benedict XVI was still known as Cardinal Ratzinger):

Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to moral law (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2271. Imprimatur Potest +Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Doubleday, NY 1995, p. 606).

However, they seem to be ignoring the Roman Bishop Callistus (as well as later Popes and others) who did allow abortion.

Notice also something from Roman Catholic Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, Aquila:

August 27, 2008

Noting that “The Christian teaching on abortion throughout history is unchanged,” the Bishop of Fargo called for human life to be respected from the moment of conception, be treated with dignity and protected. 

Aquila also addressed the issue of Catholics who support “so-called abortion rights.” These Catholics, he said, “support a false right, promote a culture of death, and are guided by the ‘father of lies’ rather than by the light and truth of Jesus Christ.”  https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pelosi_defends_comments_on_beginning_of_life_as_more_bishops_warn_against_them accessed 11/04/19

Aquila is right that the Christian teaching on abortion throughout history is unchanged. However, since I do not consider that Callistus was an actual Christian, and Aquila might, then he needs to consider that his own church was not faithful at all times on this.

Furthermore notice what one Protestant scholar wrote about other Roman Catholic Popes:

Most Catholics are not aware that the infallible Church and popes have changed their minds several times on this topic--unthinkable from today's perspective.

From the fifth century onward, Aristotle's view that the embryo goes through stages from vegetable to animal to spiritual was accepted. Only in the final stage was it human. Thus Gregory VI (1045-6) said, "He is not a murderer who brings about abortion before the soul is in the body." Gregory XIII (1572-85) said it was not homicide to kill an embryo of less than 40 days since it wasn't yet human. His successor, Sixtus V, who rewrote the Bible, disagreed. His Bull of 1588 made all abortions for any reason homicide and cause for excommunication. His successor, Gregory XIV, reversed that decree. In 1621 the Vatican issued another pastoral directive permitting abortion up to 40 days (Hunt D. A Women Rides the BeastHarvest House Publishers, Eugene (OR), 1994, pp. 519-520).

Quite similarly notice what one former Roman Catholic priest wrote:

Most Catholics assume that the soul is infused at conception ... For fourteen hundred years until the late nineteenth century, all Catholics, including the popes, took it for granted that the soul is not infused at conception ...

From the fifth century, the church accepted without question, the primitive embryology of Aristotle. The embryo began as a non-human speck that was progressively animated.

In the fifteenth century, moralists began to ask whether it was not possible in certain circumstances to get rid of the foetus without fault ... Some went further. They said it was permissable to save a mother's life even after the foetus was humanized ...

Gregory XIII (1572-85) said it was not homicide to kill an embryo of less than forty days since it was not human ... His successor, the tempestuous Sixtus V, who rewrote the Bible, disagreed entirely. In his Bull Effraenatum of 1588, he said all abortions for whatever reason were homicide and were penalized by excommunication reserved to the Holy See. Immediately after Sixtus died, Gregory XIV realized that, in the current state of theological opinion, Sixtus' view was too severe. In an almost unique decision, he said Sixtus' censures were to be treated as if he had never issued them (De Rosa, Peter. Vicars of Christ. Poolbeg Press, Dublin, 2000, p.p 374-375).

Even some Catholic monks put out instructions for how women could perform abortions in the Middle Ages:

Looking for Medical Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts

Spiegel - March 25, 2010   excerpts...
Detailed copies of handwritten documents from the Middle Ages are on the desk in front of him. His favorite recipe, with its strange name, is from the "Lorsch pharmacopoeia," the oldest existing book of monastic medicine, written around 795 A.D., in the Lorsch Imperial Abbey near the southwestern German city of Worms....

Obscure passages can also be found in "Macer floridus," another standard work of monastic medicine. "When a pregnant woman takes in the scent of the wilting flower through her nose, this shall abort the fruit of the womb," a monk wrote in punchy Latin hexameter. He was referring to the flower of the wild arum plant. The same effect could be achieved, he added, "if the crushed root is inserted into the uterus from below with a small wool suppository."

The abortion method involving the suppository could even have worked. "Arum is quite toxic," says Mayer. However, the intervention was probably not completely safe for the pregnant woman. "In the Middle Ages, toxic substances were used very often," Mayer explains. "The people in the monasteries knew about the risks and side effects, but they often had no better alternatives."

Monks giving abortion tips? The medical historian doesn't find this outlandish at all. "The Catholic Church only formulated its rigid position on abortion in the 19th century," Mayer explains. It was not as clear in the past, he adds.


Although there is no evidence that any Church of God leader endorsed abortion, sadly some affiliated with the Roman Church have.

A Comment About Rape

The vast majority of abortions are essentially done because of personal preference.  A small percentage (about 3%) done to protect the health of the mother. Perhaps about 1% of abortions are done because of rape.   

A 15-year-old was raped and became pregnant. She had her child and had her put up for adoption. That child, who became known as , Pam Stenzel said:

"I don't believe that I deserve the death penalty because of the crime of my biological father." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz2-u8gZySc accessed 11/04/19

Interestingly, the Bible specifically teaches:

As for his father, Because he cruelly oppressed, Robbed his brother by violence, And did what is not good among his people, Behold, he shall die for his iniquity.

"Yet you say, 'Why should the son not bear the guilt of the father?' Because the son has done what is lawful and right, and has kept all My statutes and done them, he shall surely live.  The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son (Ezekiel 18:18-20).

Now it happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he executed his servants who had murdered his father the king.  But the children of the murderers he did not execute, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, in which the LORD commanded, saying, "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; but a person shall be put to death for his own sin" (2 Kings 14:5-6).

Those who believe in the God of the Bible do not kill babies because of the sins of their fathers.  Nor should they kill their babies because of their own sins.

Abortion Shows a Lack of Faith and Understanding

One anti-abortion writer posted the following:

Abortion Shows A Lack of Faith

Romans 14:23 says, "...for whatsoever is not of faith is sin." Hebrews 11:6 tells us that without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God.

To have an abortion is to take matters into your own hands, rather than to trust God to work things out. This shows a lack of faith in God, which the Bible labels as SIN.

A desperate woman says, "I can't afford to have a child. I'm not ready for this." Lady, you need to start trusting God and claiming His promises. You need to STOP trying to run your own life for a change and START trusting God. You don't need an abortion, for such will only INCREASE your troubles. The devil has you thinking that abortion is the answer, that it will take care of everything, and you're very close to giving in to his subtle temptation. If you do, you'll regret it forever, and God will hold you accountable! (Melton J.L. ABORTION Ten Bible Reasons Why It Is Wrong. Copyright © 1996).

 I agree.

Abortion also shows a lack of understanding about humanity. Notice the following:

At this point, let me inject a truth that, at the time this is being written, is probably the most controversial question at issue among the Western world's population--the question of abortion.

The human spirit enters the human embryo at conception. It is this spirit that may, upon adult conversion, be united with the Holy Spirit from the great Creator God, impregnating that human with God-life as a child of the living God, in a state of gestation, though as yet unborn. To destroy an embryo or a fetus in a mother's uterus is to MURDER a potential future God Being.

Therefore, abortion is murder. (Armstrong HW. Mystery of the Ages. Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985 p. 110)

More on human existence can be found in the article What is the Meaning of Life?.

If You Have Had an Abortion You Can Be Forgiven

While I am opposed to abortion and believe that the Bible condemns it, this does not mean that one can not be forgiven. An article of more detailed interest along with other information and links go to After Abortion, You Can Still Choose Christ. Another article of possible interest could be What is the Unpardonable Sin?


Life clearly begins at conception.

Conception is the start of human life.

Abortion is a brutal and disgusting practice. It has been condemned throughout history. Yet, in this "enlightened age," millions and millions are murdered by it. 

While the Church of Rome has sometimes supported it, those in the genuine Church of God have not.

The Continuing Church of God is opposed to abortion.

Abortion is the killing of an innocent human baby. The Bible says that a woman has the right to not engage in fornication, not be raped, and not get married.

The Bible allows for contraception that does not induce abortion. The USA has economically been going downhill since the acceptance of abortion--this is not good for the USA (other countries will also suffer for this, but most of them later).

A woman has a lot of rights of choice. But just like a man, she does not have the right to take an innocent life.

She, just like a man, should always choose life. (Here is a link to a related sermon: Abortion and Birth Control: History and Scriptures.)

Abortion is murder.

Humans are not to do it.

Christians are not to support abortion.

Thiel R., Ph.D. Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman's Right to Choose. www.cogwriter.com/abortion.htm (c) 2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019 / 2020 / 2021 / 2022 0627

Articles of possibly related interest may include:

What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know?
Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt This is a YouTube video about abortion and has a lot of information that is also in this article.

Abortion Proponents Lied to Public Some information related to those who helped make abortion "legal" in the USA.
Is God's Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
Is Evolution Probable or Impossible or Is God's Existence Logical? Part II This short article clearly answers what 'pseudo-scientists' refuse to acknowledge.
Where Did God Come From? Any ideas? And how has God been able to exist?
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?
Was the Commandment to Love the Only Command? Some have stated that John's writings teach this, but is that what the Bible really says?
The Ten Commandments and the Early Church Did Jesus and the Early Church keep the ten commandments? What order were they in? Here are quotes from the Bible and early writings.

Women and the New Testament Church Were women important in the New Testament Church? Which women and how were they involved?
After Abortion, You Can Still Choose Christ Is abortion the unpardonable sin? Can those who have had or encouraged abortions be forgiven?

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