Abortion And Christianity. 2. Abortion And Christianity.

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ABORTION AND CHRISTIANITY 2 Abortion and Christianity Abortion has been a controversial topic for many years with Christians fighting for the rights of the unborn. While they have been performed for thousands of years, they have not always been legal. It is a fight between what is morally just and what is not. Faith versus human worldly rights. As Christians living in a world filled with sin, it is by God’s grace that we work to rid the world of sin and flourish as humans on this Earth until our time here is over. Historical and Contemporary Overview In 1973, Roe v. Wade court case, legalized abortions across the United States (Ravitz, 2016). However, “states have enacted more than 1,074 laws to limit access to the procedure, according to…show more content…
19). This lead to a emergent of groups such as the reproductive rights organization (Ravitz, 2016). The fight to legalize abortion between reproductive rights organization and Christians is still going on today. These organizations believe it is the woman’s body and therefore her right to choose, but from the Christians’ perspective, the fetus has rights too. However, these organizations would argue that the fetus is not a person until birth. Christian’s reference the bible verse, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…" –Jeremiah 1:5. This means that the fetus is a living person even before conception. That God knew us before we were ever conceived. Cherish Character Our character defines who we are and even in a fallen state, we are still created in God’s image. As Christians, we must do what is right and what God would have us to do. The Bible states, "Do not kill the innocent." –(Exodus 23:7) "Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person." –(Deut. 27:25) "On your skirts is found the blood of the lives of the poor innocents. I have not found it by secret search, but plainly… Yet you say, 'Because I am innocent, Surely His anger shall turn from me. ' Behold [says God], I will plead My case against you, because you say, 'I have not sinned. '" –(Jer. 2:34-35) "Your eyes and your heart are for nothing but your covetousness, for shedding innocent blood, and practicing oppression and violence." –(Jer. 22:17) "For they have committed
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