Exodus 21:22, Hurt a woman with child. This passage is one of the strongest pro-life, anti-abortion verses in the Scriptures. Clearly, this passage teaches that life begins in the womb. What was the penalty for a man who was responsible for the death of an unborn child? (See verse 23.) Could any clearer statement be made about how the Creator feels about the sanctity of life? Here are some statistics about abortion:
- 42 million abortions occur worldwide each year (that’s 115,000 per day).
- In 2008, 1.21 million abortions occurred in the U.S.
- From 1973 to 2008, 50 million legal abortions occurred in the U.S.
- 22 percent of all U.S. pregnancies end in abortion.
- In 2007, 84% of all abortions were performed on unmarried women.
- At current rates, nearly one-third of American women will have an abortion. (Sources of information: abortionno.org/Resources/fastfacts.html; guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html; abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/ — this is now a dead link).
The murder of the innocent children is perhaps the greatest sin that a nation can commit. Abortion is a form of child sacrifice, which is something many ancient cultures practiced (the Aztecs, Incas, Phoenicians, pre-Islamic Arabs, and the biblical Canaanites). In the Bible, YHVH condemns the practice of heathens and apostate Israelites who made their children pass through the fire in worship of the demon-god Moloch (See Lev 18:21; 20:2–5; Deut 12:30–31; 18:10.) What judgment did YHVH place on the Jewish nation for sacrificing its children to Moloch? (See Jer 7:30–34; 32:35–36.)
Here are some current news articles on the subject:
I Am Overwhelmed by 55 Million Babies Killed Since Roe v. Wade
by Kristan Hawkins | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/22/13 11:40 AM
What can I say that hasn’t already been said about today?
Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my living room working while watching my sons play. I began to think about what my life would have been without them. How different I would be. How their lives have already made this world a different place since they were born. How much I would hurt if I had chosen abortion. (To continue reading, go to http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/i-am-overwhelmed-by-55-million-babies-killed-since-roe-v-wade/)
56,662,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973
by Randy O’Bannon, Ph.D. | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/12/14 5:11 PM
Given the trends seen in recent national reports, National Right to Life now believes that there have been over 56 million abortions since 1973.
One critical piece of evidence in that calculation arrived in November of 2013, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported its latest national figures. It was important to find out whether the drop in abortions for 2009 seen by the CDC–4.6%–would (to continue reading, go to http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/12/56662169-abortions-in-america-since-roe-vs-wade-in-1973/).