Men often don’t take a stand in the issue of abortion because they think it’s a woman’s issue: but this shows how it is also a man’s issue. Oprah’s father takes a stand, and there’s no respected man to support the 14 year old mother. Boyfriends, dads, husbands, ex’s: they all put pressure on women to abort and make women feel this way – and they have way too much power (murder in this circumstance is way too common). I respect the man who is willing to support women in this situation: we need men to combat these jerks. To all you men who aren’t stepping up: abortion is the final undermining of equality between men and women. We are different, but equal: but some women are still forced to bow to men’s wills in this most tragic circumstance.
Abortion, infanticide and child abandonment were permitted under Roman law at the time of Yeshua (Jesus).
Surprisingly, abortion is never mentioned in the Bible, despite the fact that it has been practiced throughout recorded human history. However, a number of Bible passages may be relevant. These verses and others are often cited as evidence that a fetus is truly a living human being, and deserving the same protection. Read NIV, Luke 1:39-44); NAS, Jeremiah 1:4-5);(NIV, Job 10:2, 8-9).
The Bible declares that God values all human life and that He wants all people to come to repentance to inherit eternal life.1 The Bible explains that the entire life of a human – from the beginning to its natural end – is sacred, since God determines the length of those days.
Under Jewish law, life begins with breath, called Ruach. Before there is Ruach, the spirit does not enter. Yeshua(Jesus) did say when a woman was accused of sexual impropriety and about to be stoned, to let who is without sin throw the first stone.
Many believers think that the Bible is silent in regard to God’s view on life before birth. Although the Bible does not specifically define when life begins, it does give us enough information to formulate a solid biblical position.
Yeshua (Jesus) demonstrated the love of God for children often during His ministry. In one passage, Yeshua (Jesus) took a child to him and sat with him. He said, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 18:10). Yeshua(Jesus) tells us not to despise or look down upon the least powerful and significant (by human standards) of humans.
It is ironic that the most helpless humans are those inside the womb. Of all the risks that we must face in our lives, the most dangerous place we can be is in the womb, since fully one third of all human babies are aborted in this nation – over one million every year. Greater than 98% of all abortions are done for non-medical reasons.
I don’t say here that they’re right, and I don’t say here they’re wrong about abortion. What I do say is, it is strange indeed that right-wing pseudo-“Christians” expend extraordinary amounts of time and energy to ensure the forbidding of an act not explicitly forbidden in the Bible, yet they spend comparably little time fostering the actions that again and again they are explicitly commanded to undertake: to save the hungry, naked, thirsty, and sick as Matthew 25:31-46 enjoins us, as well as to more generally ensure that the poor are not oppressed, economic justice is established, and immigrants are welcomed and treated well, as the Old Testament or Tannak repeatedly commands us. This is so even though the Matthew 25 injunctions are matters of life and death to millions, if not tens of millions of already-born, unquestionably human beings every year.
This story below is so sad. I can maybe understand a scared 14 yr old girl thinking this way especially after her father told her what he did. I have a hard time believing the same words from a grown woman. My thought is… If she was sexually abused from age 9, I can’t help but wonder where her father was during that time. Was her baby the result of sexual abuse? Did she not have a mother , grandmother, auntie, or a female school teacher she could have gone to. What a sad, sad story…..