Yes, God has given you a choice : “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” [Deuteronomy 30:19]
It’s called free will: with God, or without him.
Many people consider Northern Ireland to be living in the dark ages when it comes to abortion.
Even though abortions became legal in Northern Ireland in March 2020, things have moved very slowly, and this week Amnesty International have openly criticised the provision of abortion services, and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is launching legal action over the commissioning delay.
Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland stated that he wants a renewed focus on, “securing the abortion services that women and girls are entitled to.” He said,” We should take our obligations on this issue incredibly seriously – it is a human right to be able to access quality healthcare.”
(But isn’t Mr Lewis is ignoring the human right of access to quality healthcare for the unborn child?)
Another issue in the area of abortion is related to vaccines. The majority of vaccines that are being rolled out across the world in response to COVID-19 used cells from aborted human beings in their manufacture and testing.
By accepting one of these vaccines you are profiting from the death of an innocent human life.
Abortion is a subject that some people get rather angry about.
What does God say about abortion?
Abortion clinics were not a thing back when the Bible was written, but there is plenty of scripture to support the fact that destroying innocent unborn human life is very wrong.
The Bible actually offers the unborn child protection under the law:
If an unborn child was killed, the person responsible would be punished as a murderer:
When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine.
But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
Unborn human life is precious
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; [Jeremiah 1:5]
But when it pleases God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace. [Galatians 1:15]
For thou hast possessed my reigns: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there were none of them! [Psalm 139:13,15,16]
Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; [Job 10:8]
Thus said the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, [Isaiah 44:2]
Did not he that made me in the womb make them? and did not the same One fashion us in the womb? [Job 31:15]
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. [Psalm 127:3]
Moreover you took your sons and daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your acts of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire? [Ezekiel 16:20,21]
Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. [Deuteronomy 27:25]
Because he slew me not in the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me. [Jeremiah 20:17]
I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child in Gilead, [Amos 1:13]
Should I have been aborted?
The sexual relationship between my natural parents was illegal under the laws of the land, (and it was illegal under the laws of Leviticus – see: Leviticus 18:15, and 20:12).
My parent’s sexual relationship was wrong.
My conception was shameful.
My existence could have humiliated my natural parents.
My natural parents went to great lengths to hide me and have me privately adopted.
I was a secret that they each took to their graves.
But it wasn’t my fault!
I was, and remain, completely innocent of my natural parents’ errors.
I realise that it would have been very convenient for them to kill me before I was born.
(I guess they are where I get my stubbornness from?)
Sometimes I take my life for granted!
I admit that I have occasionally been reckless with my safety.
But according to God’s word, he has a purpose for me to fulfil.
And I shall continue to strive to make myself useable for his sake.
Through our union with Christ we too have been claimed by God as his own inheritance.
Before we were even born, he gave us our destiny; that we would fulfil the plan of God who always accomplishes every purpose and plan in his heart.