Christian feelings and teachings about Abortion.

Essay by Badger1988High School, 12th gradeB+, March 2004

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Biblical views.

In this essay we will be discussing 2 arguments against abortion. The first set of arguments we will consider are the biblical arguments.

We must begin by acknowledging that the Bible doesn't say anything about abortion directly .Why the silence of the Bible on abortion? The answer is simple. Abortion was so unthinkable to an Israelite woman that there was no need to even mention it in the criminal code. Why was abortion an unthinkable act? First, children were viewed as a gift or heritage from the Lord. Second, the Scriptures state that God opens and closes the womb and is sovereign over conception.

Here are some bible quotes, which I think that really underline what the bible thinks about abortions.

Human beings are created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26-27;). the image of God is in bible terms what makes us human. And though God's image in man was scared at the Fall, it was not erased (cf.

1 Cor. 11:7). Thus, the unborn baby is made in the image of God and therefore fully human in God's sight.

Medical Arguments Against Abortion.

So far in my essay we have looked at biblical arguments against abortion. But what if someone doesn't believe in the Bible? Are there other arguments we can use? Yes, there are: medical arguments, for example. Let's look, then, at some of the medical arguments against abortion.

The medical arguments against abortion are compelling. For example, at conception the embryo is genetically distinct from the mother. To say that the developing baby is no different from the mother's appendix is scientifically inaccurate. A developing embryo is genetically different from the mother. A developing embryo is also genetically different from the sperm and egg that created it. A human being has...