Atheists and Agnostics: Do They Have a Place in the Pro-Life Movement?

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Lately I’ve been noticing a new pro-life trend. Quite active on Facebook are groups and individuals who condemn any attempt to convert an abortion advocate without taking a religious approach.

What I can glean of their message from social media and blog posts is that unless you lead with Jesus, you are denying His power to change that person’s mind. In other words, taking any approach other than “here’s what the Bible has to say about abortion” is irreligious folly.

I have several issues with this, but let’s start with my own personal experience.

24 Pro-Life Bible Verses

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Human life is sacred to God. He alone is the creator of all things including human life. Scripture even tells us that we are created in the image of God. What an awesome thought.  But yet, in the world of today, man seems to feel that although we aren’t the creator of life, we can choose to selectively put our own values on life and in turn, eliminate life in certain circumstances.  God forbid!  This clearly is an affront on God and it is humankind shaking its fist at God.

Aren’t the unborn better off being aborted so they go to Heaven?

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In an interview with Julia Stager, Randy Alcorn answers this question from a reader, “Aren’t unborn children better off being aborted so they can go to heaven, rather than being raised in homes where they probably won’t come to faith in Christ?”.

Do infants go to heaven when they die?

You ask a very tough question that is all the tougher because most people see it as an easy one. The teaching of the evangelical community has been 99.9% on the side of infant salvation. That’s certainly where my heart is, and after reflecting on Scripture, if I had to put money on it, I’d put it on infants going to Heaven when they die. But there are many difficulties to consider.

Pastors Must Preach Against Abortion More Often, We Must Encourage Them

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Many people find themselves in churches in which ministers rarely, if ever, preach against abortion from the pulpit. The abortion issue is also a subject we rarely address in social circles or with family, even though we know it touches the lives of so many. Perhaps because abortion is so prevalent we end up avoiding the topic in order not to offend. Abortion, however, is a subject that must be addressed openly, particularly among Christians, and it can be done both in truth and grace.

Religion & Abortion

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“Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.” —Job 4:8

 

“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.  Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
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“You formed my most inner being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works!”
–Psalm 139:13-14

 

Legalized abortion has snuffed out more than 50 million lives since Roe v. WadeKilling the unborn has disturbed our human nature and perverted it (Deuteronomy 32:5; Romans 7:23).

Diverse Religious Traditions on the Morality of Abortion

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Multifaceted Religious Traditions on Abortion:

When religious positions on abortion are discussed, we usually hear how abortion is condemned and regarded as murder. Religious traditions are more pluralistic and varied than that, however, and even within those religions most publicly opposed to abortion, we find that there are traditions which would permit abortion, even if only in limited circumstances. It’s important to understand these traditions because not every religion regards abortion as a simplistic, black & white decision.

 

Roman Catholicism & Abortion: