Abortion : Pro Life Or Pro Choice

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Abortion is a controversial topic in the world’s culture today. There are two major stances concerning abortion: pro-life or pro-choice. If an individual is pro-life, she recognizes that a baby is a human in the womb and wants to protect the life of the baby. If an individual is pro-choice, she believes the baby in the womb is not alive and the mother has the right to do away with the fetus. Each view has a value judgment on the topic of abortion. A value judgment is a judgment someone makes on the basis of the rightness or wrongness of an issue. Pro-lifers judge that it is morally wrong to kill a human. The majority believe that a baby is a human at the moment at conception so therefore it is morally wrong to kill the baby in the mother’s…show more content…
If the mother does not want the child, she should get an abortion.

From a biblical worldview perspective, abortion is wrong since it is the killing of a human. All humans are created by God and are created in His image. Since God is the creator of humans, He has the authority to set the value of life and not humans. Human life has value not only because God made them in His image but also because God redeemed them through His Son, Jesus Christ. Multiple verses in the New Testament, including John 3:16 and Romans 5:8, state how God loved humans enough to give up His own Son so humans can have a right relationship with Him. Jesus also talks about how humans are valuable to the Father in Matthew 10:31. God values all life and this includes the life of the unborn. In Psalm 139, David praises God for seeing him in His mother’s womb and ordaining all his days. God is the one who forms the baby in the womb. He does so in great detail and care, knitting together each baby in their mother’s womb. God does not start to value a human once they are born, instead, He knows and calls them even when they are in the mother’s womb. As in Jeremiah 1:5 and Isaiah 49:1, God called and set apart these prophets before they were even formed in the womb. Even Paul believed that God “set me apart from my mother 's womb and called me by his grace.” (Galatians 1:15). God values the unborn baby, He even calls the “fruit of the

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