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yet an unformed embryo.
The Bible is consistent is saying that women carry babies in their womb. God told Isaacs
wife Rebekah after she had conceived Esau and Jacob that Two nations are in thy womb, and
two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels (Genesis 25:23). When Mary the
mother of Jesus visited her cousin Elizabeth after the Angel had visited her, scripture says: the
babe (John the Baptist) leaped in her womb (Luke 1:41). It was the baby John the Baptist who
leaped in his mothers womb. The only distinction the Bible gives to an unborn baby that is
different from one that has been born is where it lives; it lives in it mothers womb but it is still a
The Bible makes it clear that taking the life of an unborn child is murder. God states in
Exodus that if two men are fighting and they injure a woman and cause her to give premature
birth and if the baby is born dead, the men that caused the injury shall be put to death (Exodus
21:22-25). According to Numbers 35:16 murder is punishable by death. The men who caused the
death of the unborn child are put to death because they have committed murder. Even if the baby
was not born when it was killed, it is murder just the same:
If men strive (fight), and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart
from her (gives birth prematurely), and yet no mischief (harm) follow: he shall be
surely punished, according as the womans husband will lay upon him; and he
shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief (harm) follow, then thou
shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. (Exodus 21:22-25)
While abortion is legal when the mother wants to terminate the pregnancy, it is murder
when someone else terminates the pregnancy without the mothers consent. Recently this made
national headlines when Scott Peterson was convicted of the murder of his wife Lacy and his
unborn son. State laws vary on how old a fetus must be before a person can be charged with
murder; in California it is 7 to 8 weeks. In general, where there is no specific state statute
defining when a fetus becomes a human being, courts have ruled that the baby must be viable
outside the womb in order to get a conviction for murder. When the statute is specific, as is in the
case of California, a murder conviction can be obtained under the specific definition of a human
being under state law.
Recently The Unborn Victims of Violence Act was passed by Congress and signed into
law by President Bush in April of 2004. The new law makes it a federal crime to kill an unborn
while assaulting the mother. The federal law is in compliance with the Supreme Court ruling that
life begins at conception. Under the new law a person can be prosecuted for the death of a fetus
at any stage of development.
What Happens In An Abortion?
In an abortion the baby is killed in the most grotesque and inhumane means conceivable.
Babies are poisoned, burned with saline solution and ripped apart piece by piece without any