DRAFT: What does the Bible say about abortion?

<p>When Chelsea Clinton made the statement, she thinks it&#8217;s &#8220;unchristian&#8221; to outlaw abortion, is either very naive or she is being deceived by Satan.</p> <p><br /> The Bible never specifically addresses the issue of abortion. However, there are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it abundantly clear what God&#8217;s view of abortion is.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><a href="http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Jer%201.5">Jeremiah" target="_blank">1:5</a> tells us - Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,&#160;I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>The Bible speaks of God&#8217;s active role in our creation and formation in the womb, which is seen in <a href="http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%20139.13-16">Psalm" target="_blank">139:13-16</a> -<sup>13</sup> For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother&#8217;s womb. <sup>14&#160;</sup>I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;&#160;your works are wonderful, I know that full well. <sup>15&#160;</sup>My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. <sup>16&#160;</sup>Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>The Bible prescribes the same penalty&#8212;death&#8212;for someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb as for someone who commits murder. This is seen in Exodus 21:22-25 &#160;- <sup>22&#160;</sup>&#8220;If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman&#8217;s husband demands and the court allows. <sup>23&#160;</sup>But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, <sup>24&#160;</sup>eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, <sup>25&#160;</sup>burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>This clearly indicates that God considers a baby in the womb to be as human as a full-grown adult.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>For the Christian, abortion is not a matter of a woman&#8217;s right to choose. It is a matter of the life or death of a human being made in God&#8217;s image, which is seen in <a href="http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%201.26-27">Genesis" target="_blank">1:27</a> - <sup>27&#160;</sup>So God created mankind in his own image. And in Genesis <a href="http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Genesis%209.6">9:6</a>" target="_blank">- <sup>&#160;</sup><sup>6&#160;</sup>&#8220;Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind</p>