A recent report of a Wellington, Kansas man, 38, convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl last year brings to mind an issue sometimes related to such a case.

An unwanted pregnancy.

Pregnancy through rape, promiscuity, or lack of planning, is often a problem.

The right thing to do would be to have the baby, keep it, or put it up for adoption. Many often resort to having an abortion instead. Some believe it to be the easy way out of a difficult situation. The baby’s right to live is rarely considered.

Unwanted pregnancies are often terminated simply because the mother does not want to be bothered, cannot afford the cost of raising a child, is pressured by others, or simply because a child would interfere with the mother’s plans for her own life.

Excuses for terminating pregnancies are many. Often, an abortion is justified when one is told, albeit in different terms, that a fetus is not a human being until after it is born.


Consider the following equation: one live human sperm + one live human ovum = one live human baby.

Doesn’t it make sense to know that anything coming from a living, breathing human woman is a living, breathing human child from the moment of conception?

Scripture, amazingly, does not clearly state anything for or against abortion. But the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” does refer directly to the termination of an unborn child as well as to those already born.

Common sense, based on the above equation, clearly makes it plain that a child is alive from the moment of conception. A child is growing within a live human mother. That means (s)he is alive and that termination would be murder.

A child grows and is sustained by its mother, who lives and breathes. A child moves in its mothers belly as it forms and grows to term. It is alive! Not dead!

If you have had an abortion, willingly or not, and feel convicted and guilty over it, then it is important you do the following:

(1) Name that aborted child, and

(2) Ask God to forgive you for having the abortion.

Everyone makes mistakes, doing things we later regret. Hopefully, you will have learned from this experience and never make the same mistake again.

In God’s eyes, abortion is murder, and murder…is sin.

“Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person.” (Deuteronomy 27:25 KJV)

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