Over the weekend, Jill Stanek asked a question in her post Stanek weekend Q: How to respond to assertion abortion isn’t in the Bible?:
How do you respond to Knox and others like him who say that since abortion isn’t specifically mentioned in the Bible as a sin, it is not only not a sin but a deed to be supported as an act of faith?
From the beginning of the Bible, children have been called a blessing. Adam and Eve and Noah and his family were all commanded to be fruitful and multiply. Barren womb were saddened and begged God for children (when they weren’t giving their handmaidens to their husband in an attempt to get children that way– which God does not command and violates monogamy). God commanded that someone that attacks a pregnant woman such that a baby dies owes the family for the loss. The Old Testament writers talked about how God knit them together in their mother’s wombs, and often before birth mothers were told about the greatness of the exploits of their unborn children.
Indeed, when talking about the unborn and about children, God is anything but pro-choice.
But that is the issue, isn’t it? The Pro-Abortion crowd doesn’t want to think about or focus on the child, it wants you to think about the mother, and in doing so to consider the child as related to the mother. It accepts as its basis and its worldview that which the world wishes it would– that children are a burden, a reminder of something that happened to them, that they are a mistake, and something that would inconvenience the mother.
This is why it is important to understand God’s view of the family and children. This is why it is important to understand why children are supposed to be a part of a married couple, and that sex is supposed to be inside a family, not as a recreational activity.
Abortion, death, killing, murder, these things are opposite of God who is life. Knox couldn’t be more wrong.