Murderous Crys for Help

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Murderous Out Cries for Help My research on abortion, Jennifer Hammack The Bible teaches that abortion is wrong. From the time of conception on is referred to by God as a "man-child," a "child," an "infant," a "son," etc. God makes no distinction between born and unborn life, therefore we should view them as having the same nature. First let us establish from the beginning the types of abortion. Then let us establish that the life in the mother's womb is human life. In the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973, about 500,000 illegal abortions were occurring per year. Today, about 1,500,000 abortions occur each year. There are four basic types of abortion. First, there's the suction abortion where the unborn child is vacuumed…show more content…
Therefore, deliberately killing it would be as wrong as killing another innocent human being. In the heart of abortion tragedy is the question raised from the book of Psalms: "Lord, what is man that you care for him, mortal man that you keep him in mind? . . . With glory and honor you crowned him, giving him power over the works of your hands" (Psalm 8:5-7). Simply put the Lord has loved us and thought on us, given us power over our lives to live in a manner which gives him the glory and allows us to walk in his path. Strengthening our selves “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”(Matthew 11:29) This sin of child-sacrifice, in fact, is mentioned as one of the major reasons that the Kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians. “They mutilated their sons and daughters by fire…till the Lord, in his great anger against Israel, put them away out of his sight" (2 Kings 17:17-18). Abortion is the opposite of these teachings. It is a destruction of the helpless rather than a rescue. God says through Isaiah, "Trample my courts no more! Bring no more worthless offerings…Your festivals I detest…When you spread out your hands, I close my eyes to you; though you pray the more, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood! Wash yourselves
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