What Does The Bible Say About Abortion?

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More and more, doctors, nurses, counselors, and other abortion clinic workers are speaking out about the deep secrets that go on within the clinics. Some of these workers quit because they can no longer deal with the reality of taking innocent human lives day after day. Sadly, some remain, mostly because they get paid a generous amount of money. Abortion is a violent act, therefore doctors, nurses and even counselors are threaten by pro-life believers. Kristi Burton Brown, a pro-life attorney, published an online article in January 2013 which quotes Don Sloan, M.D. a clinical associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York Medical College and Director of the Division of Human Sexuality and Psychosomatics…show more content…
The Ebers Papyrus suggests that an abortion can be induced with the use of a plant-fiber tampon coated with a compound that included honey and crushed dates. (“What Does the Bible Say about Abortion?”)
He continues to describe the process.
Later herbal abortifacient included the long-extinct silphium, the most valued medicinal plant of the ancient world, and pennyroyal, which is still sometimes used to induce abortions (but not safely, as it is highly toxic). In Aristophanes' Lysistrata, Calonice refers to a young woman as "well-cropped, and trimmed, and spruced with pennyroyal." (“When Did Abortion Begin?”)
One may think abortion started in the early 1800s, abortions are not new, and they date back to 1550
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Throughout history, both American pennyroyal and European pennyroyal have been used interchangeably as a source of oil and silphium known to be used by ancient women during the seventh century B.C. for contraception. A rare plant growing in a narrow 30 mile band along the dry mountain sides facing the Mediterranean Sea in northern Africa near the city of Cyrene, in what is now Libya—were in common use at the time that the New Testament was written. Jesus, Paul and the other major figures of the New Testament were surrounded by cultures that practiced abortion, but no specific condemnation of the practice can be found in the Bible. In addition in Exodus chapter 21 draws a clear differentiation between the killing of a person and killing of a fetus. He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death (KJV). Exodus chapter 21 verse 22
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