In Proverbs 6:16-19, is a brief catalog of traits which God abhors, hates and are odious to Him. One of these is “hands that shed innocent blood.” There is perhaps no practice today that illustrates the shedding of innocent blood more than the bloody phenomenon of abortion.
Since 1973 abortion clinics have aborted approximately 57,000,000 unborn babies. Planned Parenthood has come under intense scrutiny by lawmakers and the public for selling aborted baby parts. They have made as much as $23 million annually. The American people can now clearly see this organization for the evil that it is.
This abortion giant, supported by our tax dollars, has given millions of our dollars to the political left to keep the Democratic party in power. The political left is the big supporter that keeps abortion legal.
The unborn child is not merely a mass of tissue but is a living, innocent human being. The Bible clearly shows that the unborn is a real person. God said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you: I appoint you a prophet to nations” (Jer. 1:5)
King David understood that God Himself intricately formed him in the womb and numbered his days (Psa 139:13-16). The apostle Paul said that God set him apart even before he was born (Gal. 1:5). God has always spoken against the taking of the life of an innocent person (Prov. 6:17). God will hold accountable those who engage in, assist, or endorse this vile practice.
Underline the expression, “hands that shed innocent blood,” and in your margin write, abortion pure and simple! God has declared that those who shed innocent blood are to pay with their own blood. The lax laws of our society today allow such persons to get away with their crimes, but God will not. Hands that shed innocent blood are those of a murderer who will pay for his crimes at the day of judgment. Cruelty and bloodthirstiness are of the Devil and are hateful to God, because they have in it the Devil’s image.
What do the scriptures say about a baby before it is born? The Bible refers to the life that is in the womb by the same Greek word that describes a child who has been born. “And it came to pass that when Elisabeth heard the salvation of Mary, the baby (brephos) leaped in her womb for joy” (Luke 1:41). After the child is born, the Bible uses the same Greek word to describe the baby. “And they came with haste and found Mary, Joseph and the babe (brephos) lying in a manger” (Luke 2:13). The point here is that life that is in the womb is the same as a life outside the womb. Life begins at conception, and a new life develops from that point on and is a human life.
Life beginning at conception is not just theory; it is also scientific. The point is very clear, the unborn is a person which can be proven by God’s word. Also, it is a biological and scientific fact that human life begins at fertilization when the chromosomes from the mother’s egg and the chromosomes from the father’s sperm unite. The growing embryo begins to actively metabolize.
Most arguments concerning abortion deal with a woman’s right to choose. That is, the person carrying the baby has the right to decide what to do with her baby. What is missing in this argument is the rights of the child within her. Simply put, abortion takes a life that God has created, a living human being, and casts it away , because it is inconvenient for the birth mother.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness ,. . . (Rom. 1:18). Verse 29 looks at murder (which is the willful and malicious taking of human life – abortion). In verse 32 they that practice such things are worthy of death (eternal death in hell) (Matthew 25:26).