More than 40 million babies have been killed in the United States since the 1973 Supreme Court decision known as "Roe vs. Wade". This number is greater than the population of Canada and has been called the "American Holocaust ". It is more than four times the number of Jews killed during the Holocaust perpetrated by Adolf Hitler.
Should we not all be shocked at the implication of Roe vs. Wade, which holds that unborn babies are things and not persons? This is more than a political question, for it violates the view which all Christians hold, namely, that life is sacred. When we accept the sanctity of life, we state that our morals are based on teachings found in the Bible and are theistic values, not evolutionary, or atheistic.
The glaring error behind "abortion" - murder, in a less offensive word - is the belief that a baby is a mere glob of tissues. But this is not true. We cannot kill a human baby like we kill fish, cows, or other animals. The Bible opposes abortion, because we have a Creator (Genesis 2:18-25) who teaches us to respect life. Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. Deuteronomy 5:17 Thou shalt not kill.
The same word (brephos), used in Luke 1:41, 44 to refer to a baby in the womb - John - who "leaped for joy" (a "thing" could not "leap for joy"), is also used for a baby outside the womb - Jesus (Luke 2:12). To avoid the charge of killing a human being, those who believe in abortion usually refer to the thing killed as a "fetus", and not a baby. Because they have pronounced it to be a mere glob of tissues, it is acceptable to take the life of a baby, as they would kill an animal or a chicken or fish for human consumption.
Christians hold to the sanctity of life. The word "sanctity" comes from "hagios" and its derivatives and means holy, saint, or sanctified. This is the spiritual word which represents the theistic ethics found in the Bible. We are to regard human life as something different from the animal world. This is why we cannot murder a human being. We are told that we are a "holy priesthood and a holy nation" if we are Christians (1Peter 2:5,9), and we are to regard all others as sacred lives. God hates "hands that shed innocent blood" (Proverbs 6:17). When Israel Psalms 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. 106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
Can we stand by without lifting our hands in protest to this shedding of innocent blood? Does not the blood of countless innocent babies cry out to God, as did the blood of Abel (Genesis 4:10)? - By Bill Nicks.