Bynum Note by Pastor Bynum: This article is, in my opinion, one of the best on the subject of abortion. It is written by a practicing physician who daily seeks to preserve life.
Abortion Is abortion murder? Abortion is by far one of the most controversial topics in our society. Needless to say, there are people on both ends of the spectrum and all in between when it comes to the question of whether or not abortion constitutes murder.
Since the discussion centers on such an important issue the issue of murderit is incredibly important to give careful thought and consideration to this all-important question. First, it is necessary to define the term murder. What can make this issue difficult and confusing is that society accepts various definitions of the word murder.
This is where some confusion arises. It should be noted that under a legal definition of murder, legal abortion would not fit the requirements. In other words, under the law of man instituted by civil government, abortion is not unlawful and would not be defined as murder.
It is clear that legal definitions change with current law enactments. Inabortion became legal with some regulating factors in all of the U. Wade and its companion case of Doe v. Before this time, abortion with some limited circumstances was legally considered a crime in many states.
Also, many states even considered abortion illegal under common law rules. Because of this, a strict legal definition is not universal, timeless, or absolute. That does not mean that it was morally okay, or that it should have been legal.
However, at one time in the U. But does this mean that the very nature of slaves actually changed depending on the legal determination? It should be clear, then, that there is a far greater and more accurate definition of murder.
Throughout all history, virtually every civilization understood that there was a universal moral law that all reasonable people intuitively understood.
Acts such as lying, stealing, and murder are written on the hearts of men. They are irrefutable, universal, and absolute evils. But how do we know these things are wrong? If there is an undeniable moral law, there must be a moral law giver, one who must set the standard. Who could this be, if not God?
Not surprisingly, the Holy Bible declares this very same truth. It is the Almighty God of the universe that has placed it there. Before humans ever wrote down civil law, God determined what defines murder. Based on Scripture, a proper definition would be the willful unjustified killing of an innocent human being.
It could be argued that the term murder is still a legal term in a biblical sense and perhaps in some sense, it is. In other words, God as the supreme law-giver has said, from the beginning that murder was a violation of His law even before it was written down in the Law of Moses.
Of course, it must be noted that not all killing is murder. This is true both in human civil law, and the law of God. In the Bible, God both commanded and allowed killing in areas such as war Genesis ; Deuteronomy 2: Killing is a broader term than murder. Now that we have a clear definition of murder, it is equally important to define the term abortion.
Once again, confusion arises because there are various acceptable definitions. However, it is very obvious that a miscarriage and an abortion are two very separate and opposite terms.
Though in both cases, a fetus dies, one is voluntary and the other is not. This makes all the difference in the world. If a woman has a miscarriage, neither she, nor anyone else has done anything intentionally to end the life of her child.
On the other hand, the medical procedure of abortion to end the life of a child is deliberate on purpose. Is the fetus a human being?Nov 05, · Rights and health can, and will, be sacrificed at the altar of abortion, but abortion will not be sacrificed for rights or health.
Murder cannot be justified without philosophical reasoning, and abortion could never advance without the facade of the abstract aids . God is the Creator. Pre-born babies are persons. Life is precious. Murder is to be severely punished. Abortion is a modern equivalent of child sacrifice.
Just as God’s people opposed Pharaoh’s decree to murder newborn babies in Egypt (Exodus ), so we need to . Yes, People Believe Abortion Is Murder. feel “broad discomfort with modern sexual and gender mores” that often motivate people to murder their own children?
Just a little . Apr 25, · But some in the pro-abortion movement think it's not fair. "There's something about this that bothers me a little bit," said the president of a New Jersey local of .
So, is abortion murder? The answer is certainly yes. 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. Sep 12, · Home › Christianity › Angels of death reveal the shocking moral truth of abortion.
Angels of death reveal the shocking moral truth of abortion When I recently told a non-believer that abortion is murder, he said “that only depends on how you define murder.” “Even now I feel a little peculiar about it, because as a.