The subject of abortion is perhaps one of the most highly charged issues of our day. The Bible is clear about the fact that murder is wrong Exodus However, in some cases, the Bible does not forbid killing.
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.The Unborn Victims of Violence Act of (Public Law ) is a United States law which recognizes an embryo or fetus in utero as a legal victim, if they are injured or killed during the commission of any of over 60 listed federal crimes of violence.
*"Abortion is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself, and if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child. Another reason that people consider abortion is if their unborn child has a deformity.
They think it is merciful to end their child's life. Instead, they are participating in the cruelest form of child abuse by giving up on the son or daughter who needs the love and support of their parents the most.
Psalm states that the unborn are created by Him in the womb and Psalm describes the unborn having a sin nature, and being alive at the moment of conception. So, is abortion murder? The answer is certainly yes.
Abortion is the willful and unjustified killing of an unborn child. In some states, e.g., Alaska, causing the death of an unborn “child” is second degree murder unless performed during a legal abortion. Arizona law applies its usual homicide law to the death of an unborn “child” at any stage of development, but this can't be enforced with legal abortions.
We all know that an unborn child dies in each abortion. And the majority of abortion care workers accept responsibility for our roles in these deaths. We have, for various reasons, determined for ourselves that having a part in these deaths is an important- and ethical- thing for us to do[.].