When slavery was prominent in America, a few said that it wasn’t murder to kill a black slave because “they actually weren’t people.”
When Hitler and the Nazis began to execute Jews during WWII, they claimed it wasn’t really murder because Jews “aren’t actually people.”
Not much has changed. Today we are witnessing the far-left wing and feminist Nazis calling for the death of babies in the womb because “they are not human.” Just ask Christine Quinn of CNN: “When a woman gets pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her. It’s part of her body.”
Then, of course, there is the “honest” pro-abortion activist like Mary Elizabeth Williams who in her article So What If Abortion Ends Life, warns that when women try to act like a pregnancy “doesn’t involve human life, we wind up drawing stupid semantic lines in the sand…trying to decide if there’s a single magic moment when a fetus becomes a person.”
Williams continues to make an argument for murdering a baby in the womb because “all life is not equal and that is a difficult thing for liberals to talk about lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her – always.”
She concluded her article by writing “I would put the life of a mother over the life of a fetus every single time — even if I still need to acknowledge my conviction that the fetus is indeed a life – A life worth sacrificing.”
An article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live? by Alberto Giubilni and Francesca Minerva, while acknowledging that an unborn baby and a newborn baby were human beings and ‘potential’ persons, “neither,” they claim, “is a person in the sense of subject of a moral right to life.” They concluded that “what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is (legal), including cases where the newborn is not disabled”.
Which is more evil? The woman who believes you can kill an unborn baby because it isn’t human or the people who believe that they are human beings but we should be able to murder them anyway? Perhaps even more evil is the doctor who willingly murders the child whether by strangulation, ripping them apart, chemically burning them alive in the womb, or stabbing them in the base of the skull and sucking out the brains to collapse the head before the child is fully born!
The definition of murder transcends the law of man, and is determined by the law of nature, nature’s true God, and His Word. Based on Scripture, a proper definition would be the willful unjustified killing of an innocent human being.
Is an unborn baby a human being? Biologically, it is clear that it is. If the unborn is growing, it must be alive. From conception, when sperm and egg unite, the embryo grows through cellular reproduction. If the unborn has human parents, it must be human. Human beings reproduce after their own kind. The baby is not part of a human, but is, in fact, a complete human organism, different than the mother and father. In addition, God has clearly called the unborn human beings, and has stated that life begins at conception.
There are numerous passages in the Bible that show God views unborn babies as human beings. Unborn babies are called “children,” the same word used for already born infants and young children (Luke 1:41, 44; 2:12, 16; Exod. 21:22). The unborn are created by God (Ps. 139:13) just as God created Adam and Eve in His image (Gen. 1:27). The life of the unborn is protected by the same punishment for injury or death as that of an adult (Exod. 21:22; Gen. 9:6). Unborn children possess personal emotions such as joy that are distinctive to humans (Luke1:44). Personal pronouns are also used to describe unborn children (Jer. 1:5; Matt. 1:20-21). Finally, the unborn are known personally and intimately by God just as He knows all other people (Ps. 139:15-16; Jer. 1:5).
From the very beginning, God called it murder when Jesus described Satan as a “murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44). Later, God instructed Moses to write down this law of the heart very plainly when He commanded, “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). In light of this, it is clear that from God’s perspective murder has existed from the beginning of creation and is a universal moral wrong that applies to all people, in all cultures, and in every age in human history.
So, is abortion murder? Absolutely! Abortion is the willful and unjustified killing of an unborn child. Regardless if abortion is legal by human government, it is a violation of the universal moral law of God, which supersedes man’s law. It should go without saying, in any regard, abortion is morally wrong, and a sin according to Almighty God.
“From conception, an unborn baby is a separate and living being of the species homo sapiens that is developing from within their mother’s body. If the unborn is not alive, an abortion would not be necessary. If the unborn is not a human being, what kind of being is it? This living organism has human parents and does not undergo a change of species at any point during their course of development. All of this evidence points to the conclusion that an unborn is human from conception.” Timothy Jackson
Source: Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say, The Telegraph; Does having an abortion take an innocent human life?, TrueLife.Org; So What If Abortion Ends Life, by Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
Hey Rretta, what an excellent article founded on Biblical truth! It is bizarre to me that our society is so quick to use science to back their agenda yet consistently denies it when the topic turns to human life begins. Should you be interested in a good read, I recently came across another article on the topic that was just as refreshing. Blessings!