One Dead, One Wounded...
It Is Legalized Murder...

You may be pro-choice, but GOD is Pro-Life.

From the very beginning GOD commanded,
"Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it."
Genesis 1:28, and Genesis 8:17, and Genesis 9:1
GOD did not add, 'If it is YOUR will', or 'If it pleases YOU', or 'If YOU decide to do so',
or 'IF IT IS YOUR CHOICE', did He?
No, He said 'DO IT', It is GOD's will, not ours, that children should be brought into this world.
If you will notice, this command was repeated at least three times in Genesis alone, and there are similar verses in other books. Now, why does anyone repeat himself?
To drive home a very important point, that is why.

You may be pro-choice, but
GOD is Pro-Life.

But Jesus said to them,
"Let the little children be,
and do not hinder them from coming to Me,
for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
Matthew 19:14

Does an aborted child ever get to enjoy this heavenly privilege?

But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their heart, took a little child and set him at His side
and said to them,
"Whoever receives this little child for My sake, receives Me;
and whoever receives Me, receives Him who sent Me."
Luke 9:47-48

Does Jesus Christ love children?

The word 'children' is mentioned over 1500 times in Holy Scripture.
From that, I must deduce that 'children' are of paramount
importance to GOD.

To the author of a book the fruit of his works belongs to the author.


To the Author of Life, the fruit of His works belongs to the Author.
"But you disowned the Holy and Just One, and asked that a murderer
should be granted to you;
but the
Author of Life you killed
whom GOD has raised up from the dead; whereof we are witnesses."
Acts 3:14-15

"Behold all souls are mine: as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine:
the soul that sins, the same shall die."
Ezekiel 18:4

So when does life begin? Holy Scripture told us the answer. Are pro-abortionists paying attention?
"For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead."
James 2:26
It is obvious that life begins at conception, simply because a dead fetus will not grow.

GOD is Pro-Life.

"Or do you not know that your members are the temple of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, whom you have from GOD,
and that you are NOT your own?
For you have been bought at great price.
Glorify GOD and bear Him in your body."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
GOD is Pro-Life.

Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"
He answered, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
And the Lord said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's
blood cries to me from the ground. And now cursed are you in the soil
which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand."
Genesis 4:9-11
GOD hears the blood of the innocent who were slain.
GOD is Pro-Life.

"Learn then that I, I alone, am GOD, and there is no god besides Me.
It is I who bring both death and life, I who inflict wounds
and heal them, and from My hand there is no rescue."
Deuteronomy 32:39
GOD is Pro-Life.

"Naked came I out of my mothers womb, and naked I shall return thither.
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away."
Job 1:21
God is Pro-Life.

"I call heaven and earth today to witness against you.
I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.
Choose life then, that you and your descendants may live,
by loving the Lord your GOD, heeding His voice,
and holding fast to Him. For that will mean life for you,
a long life for you to live on the land which the Lord swore
He would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
Deuteronomy 30:19-20

In these verses did you notice the connection between
Life as a Blessing, and Death as a Curse?
GOD is Pro-Life.

"Thou shalt not kill."
The Fifth Commandment.
Exodus 20:13.

You have heard that it was said to the ancients, You shall not kill;
and that whoever shall kill shall be liable to judgment
Matthew 5:21

"For if you truly amend your ways and your doings, if you truly execute justice one with another,
if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow,
or shed innocent blood
in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own hurt,
then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers for ever.
Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail. Will you steal, murder, commit adultery,
swear falsely, burn incense to Ba'al, and go after other gods that you have not known,
and then come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say,
'We are delivered!'--only to go on doing all these abominations?"
Jeremiah 7:5-10

Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery;
thou shalt not corrupt youth; thou shalt not commit fornication;
thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not use soothsaying;
thou shalt not practice sorcery;
Thou shalt not kill a child by abortion,
neither shall thou slay it when born;
thou shalt not covet the goods of thy neighbor."
Didache 2:2

Note: The 'Didache' is the teaching of the Apostles.
They wrote it and followed it in the first century,
hundreds of years before there was a New Testament.

*The entire
Didache (Did-Ah-Key) is posted elsewhere on this website*

"Your hands have made me, and fashioned me wholly round about,
yet you do destroy me. Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me
as the clay; and will you bring me unto dust again?
Have you not poured me out as milk, and curdled me as cheese?
You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and have fenced me
with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and favor,
and your visitation has preserved my spirit."
Job 9:8-12

"The Spirit of GOD has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty has given me life."
Job 33:4

"For thou didst fashion my reins, thou didst form me in my mother's womb.
I praise thee, that I was made so wonderfully, that thy works are wonderful.
And thou knowest my soul perfectly."
Psalms 139:13-14

"As you know not what is the way of the Spirit,
nor how the bones are joined together in the womb
of her that is with child; so that you know not the works of GOD,
who is the maker of all."
Ecclesiastes 11:5

"Thus said the Lord that made and formed you, your helper from the womb."
Isaiah 44:2,24

"The Lord has called me from the womb,
from the bowels of my mother He has been mindful of my name."
Isaiah 49:1,5

"Before I formed you in the bowels of your mother,
I knew you;
and before you came forth out of the womb,
I sanctified you..."
Jeremiah 1:5
GOD has a plan for each one of us and He knew when He would form us,
and He knew it for all eternity.

Holy Scripture is quite clear,
the Author of Life gives life, and only He may take it away.
We, therefore, have no control over who lives and who dies. We are all
GOD's children (Gal 3:26), and we must live by the rules of Our Father.
No one 'owns' another human being. No one can say, 'I live but
you must die'. No one can say of an unborn child, 'This is my body
and I will do with it as I please'. The unborn child belongs to its
'Author', the Creator of Life, and to Him alone, and not to its mother.
The mother serves as a nurturing vessel, as GOD is forming the
child in her womb. Neither she nor anyone else has a right to destroy
a human creature which GOD has created.

"Seek not death in the error of your life, neither procure you destruction by the works of your hands. For GOD made not death, neither has He pleasure in the destruction of the living. For He created all things that they might be; and He made the nations of the earth for health; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor kingdom of hell upon the earth. For justice is perpetual and immortal. But the wicked with works and words have called it to them, and esteeming it a friend have fallen away, and have made a covenant with it, because they are worthy to be of the part thereof."
Wisdom 1:12-16
GOD is Pro-Life.

It is GOD's will that we:
"Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it."
Genesis 1:28, 9:7

As a reward for fidelity to Himself, GOD promises children:

"No woman in your land will be barren or miscarry;
and I will give you a full span of life."
Exodus 23:26

"I will look with favor upon you, and make you fruitful
and numerous, as I carry out My covenant with you."
Leviticus 26:9

"Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord;
and the fruit of the womb is His reward."
Psalms 127:3

GOD also promised a punishment for those of infidelity:

For those who cause a woman to miscarry:
"When men have a fight and hurt a pregnant woman, so that she
suffers a miscarriage, but no further injury, the guilty one shall
be fined as much as the woman's husband demands of him..."
Exodus 21:22

"Whoever sheds the
blood of man, by a man shall his blood be shed."
Genesis 9:6

"Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and shall be filled with their own devices.
The turning away of little ones shall kill them,
and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them."
Proverbs 1:31-32

"Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted,
"I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one;
but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death."
James 1:13-16

More punishment equated to abortion:
"May they pass like the snail which melts away, like the
fetuses of a woman which sees not the sun."
Psalms 58:8 (9)

Hosea asks GOD for punishment of the Israelites for their iniquities:
"As for Ephraim, their glory has flown away like a bird,
from the birth and from the womb and from the conception.
And though they should bring up their children,
I will make them without children among men.
Yes and woe to them when I shall depart from them.
Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place,
but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
Give them O Lord. What will you give them?
Give them a miscarrying womb, and dry breasts."
Hosea 9:11-14

"Yet you have brought me forth from the womb;
you did watch over me when I was at my mother's breast."
Psalms 22:10-11

"And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away My eyes from you;
and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear,

for your hands are full of blood.
Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of
your devices from my eyes."

Isaiah 1:15-16

"For my eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face,
and their iniquity has not been hid from my eyes."
Jeremiah 16:17

"But your iniquities have divided between you and your GOD,
and your sins have hid His face from you that He should not hear.

For your hands are defiled with blood, and your
fingers with iniquity.

Your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue utters iniquity."
Isaiah 59:2-3

"Fathers shall not be put to death for their children,

nor children for their fathers;

only for his own guilt shall a man be put to death.
Deuteronomy 24:16

"They served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood,
and they were defiled by their own works, and fornicated in their crimes."
Psalms 106:37-39

"Now we know that the law is good, if any one uses it lawfully, understanding this,
that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient,
for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane,
for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, immoral persons, sodomites, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the glorious gospel of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted."
1Timothy 1:8-11

"Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, "
Behold, we did not know this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not render to a man according to his works?"
Proverbs 24:11-12
"Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh His Soul detesteth:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue,

hands that shed innocent blood."

Proverbs 6:16-17

"Keep far from a false charge,

and do not slay the innocent and righteous,
for I will not acquit the wicked."

Exodus 23:7

One of the saddest stories in the entire Bible is in the Book of Matthew.
"Then Herod, seeing that he had been tricked by the Magi,
was exceedingly angry; and he sent and slew all the boys in
Bethlehem and all its neighborhood who were two years old or under,
according to the time that he had carefully ascertained from the Magi."
Matthew 2:16

Those slain children are called the "Holy Innocents".
There is no one any more innocent and helpless than a newborn child,
or one who is still in its mothers womb. They cannot speak for themselves.
They are helpless and defenseless, and they are all the property of GOD.
Scripture does not give a clue as to the number of Holy Innocents,
but it must have been a small number, as Bethlehem was a small town.
Compare those Holy Innocents with the over 40,000,000 in the USA alone,
and the 1,200,000,000 worldwide, slain in the last 30 years by abortion.

"Thus said the Lord: A voice was heard on high of Lamentation,
of mourning and weeping, of Rachel weeping for her children,
and refusing to be comforted for them,
because they are not."
Thus says the LORD: "Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears;
for your work shall be rewarded, says the LORD, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy.
There is hope for your future, says the LORD, and your children shall come back to their own country."
Jeremiah 31:15-17, Matthew 2:17-18

What did Church Fathers and early Church writers have to say?

Tertullian, The Soul 27,3 208 A.D.
"We acknowledge, therefore, that life begins with conception, because we contend that the soul begins at conception. Life begins when the soul begins."

Tertullian, Apology 9, 197 A.D.
"...murder being once for all forbidden, we may not destroy even the foetus in the womb, while as yet the human being derives blood from other parts of the body for its sustenance. To hinder a birth is merely a speedier man- killing; nor does it matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. That is a man which is going to be one; you have the fruit already in its seed."

St. Hippolytus of Rome, Philosophoumena, or Refutation of all Heresies, 222 A.D.
"...for this reason women who were reputed to be believers began to take
drugs to render themselves sterile, and to bind themselves tightly so as to
expel what was being conceived, since they would not, on account of
relatives and excessive wealth, want to have a child by a slave or by any
insignificant person. See, then, into what great impiety that lawless one
has proceeded, by teaching adultery and murder at the same time." 9:12

St. Basil, the Great, First Canonical Letter to Amphilochius, 374 A.D.
"A woman who has deliberately destroyed a fetus must pay the penalty for murder." 188:1
"Those also who give drugs causing
abortions are murderers themselves,
as well as those who receive the poison which kills the fetus." 188:8

St. Augustine of Hippo, Enchiridion of Faith, Hope, and Love, 23,86, 421 A.D.
"...though I know not whether man can find an answer: when it is that a
human being in the womb begins to live, and whether there is also a
certain kind of hidden life there which is not yet apparent in the movements
of the living being. It seems very rash to deny that those fetuses ever lived,
that are cut away and ejected limb by limb from the wombs of the pregnant,
lest the mothers perish too, if the fetuses be left there dead."

St. Augustine of Hippo, Marriage and Concupiscence, 17, 419 A.D.
"It is, however, one thing for married persons to have intercourse only for the wish to beget children, which is not sinful: it is another thing for them to desire carnal pleasure in cohabitation, but with the spouse only, which involves venial sin. For although propagation of offspring is not the motive of the intercourse, there is still no attempt to prevent such propagation, either by wrong desire or evil appliance. They who resort to these, although called by the name of spouses, are really not such; they retain no vestige of true matrimony, but pretend the honourable designation as a cloak for criminal conduct. Having also proceeded so far, they are betrayed into exposing their children, which are born against their will. They hate to nourish and retain those whom they were afraid they would beget. This infliction of cruelty on their offspring so reluctantly begotten, unmasks the sin which they had practised in darkness, and drags it clearly into the light of day. The open cruelty reproves the concealed sin. Sometimes, indeed, this lustful cruelty, or; if you please, cruel lust, resorts to such extravagant methods as to use poisonous drugs to secure barrenness; or else, if unsuccessful in this, to destroy the conceived seed by some means previous to birth, preferring that its offspring should rather perish than receive vitality; or if it was advancing to life within the womb, should be slain before it was born. Well, if both parties alike are so flagitious, they are not husband and wife; and if such were their character from the beginning, they have not come together by wedlock but by debauchery. But if the two are not alike in such sin, I boldly declare either that the woman is, so to say, the husband's harlot; or the man the wife's adulterer."

St. Clement of Alexandria, Christ the Educator, 2:10, 202 A.D.
"If we should but control our lusts at the start and if we would not kill off the human race born and developing according to the divine plan, then our whole lives would be lived according to nature."

"Women who resort to some sort of deadly abortion drug kill not only the embryo, but, along with it, all human kindness." Ibid, 23:174

St. Jerome, Letters 22:13, 380 A.D.
"You may see many women widows before wedded, who try to conceal their miserable fall by a lying garb. Unless they are betrayed by swelling wombs or by the crying of their infants...Some go so far as to take potions, that they may insure barrenness ...Some, when they find themselves with child through their sin, use drugs to procure abortion, and when (as often happens) they die with their offspring, they enter the lower world laden with the guilt not only of adultery against Christ but also of suicide and child murder...Yet it is these who say: "...my conscience is sufficient guide for me..."

St. John Crysostom, Homily 24 on Romans, 391 A.D.
"For I have no name to give it, since it does not take off the thing born, but prevent its being born.
Why then dost thou abuse the gift of God, and fight with His laws, and follow after what is a curse as if a blessing, and make the chamber of procreation a chamber for murder, and arm the woman that was given for childbearing unto slaughter?"

Flavius Josephus, though not a Church Father, was the main Jewish historian of his time,
37-101 A.D., so he lived during the time of the Apostles. He had this to say:
"The law, moreover enjoins us to bring up all our offspring, and forbids women to cause abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind:
if anyone, therefore, proceeds to such fornication or murder, he cannot be clean."
Josephus against Apion, 2:25...

As you can see from these historical writings which I have shown,
there is nothing new regarding the abomination of
Holy Scripture once again is true to the point...

"All things are full of weariness, a man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”?
It has been already, in the ages before us. There is no remembrance of former things,
nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to happen among those who come after."
Ecclesiastes 1:8-11

A man pleaded with GOD. "Dear GOD, why don't you give us
someone who can find a cure for cancer and heart disease?"
GOD replied, "I did, but you
aborted them."

I would venture to say, that given the chance,
proponents of
Abortion would very likely support aborting the Son of GOD.

Pro-Choice, exactly just what does that mean?
The persons who chose that title did so because it sounds less repulsive
than what it really means, which is...
"I have a perfect right to kill another human being,
a creature of GOD's creation, if I choose to do so."
Let us call it for what it truly is... Legalized Murder...

For those of you who would say, "It is only a lump of flesh",
I am compelled to ask:
"And what would that 'lump of flesh' become if it were left alone in the womb?"

I am again compelled to ask:
"Does a 'lump of flesh' have a heartbeat?"

"And behold, Elizabeth thy kinswoman also has conceived a son
in her old age, and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month."
Luke 1:36

"And it came to pass, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary,
that the babe in her womb leapt."
Luke 1:41

"For behold, the moment that the sound of your greeting came to my ears,
the babe in my womb leapt for joy."
Luke 1:44

Now please explain to me,
"How can a 'lump of flesh' leap in its mothers womb,
and how does it know joy?"

"Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to have
pity on the son of her womb?"
Isaiah 49:15

"And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth,
so that he might devour the child the moment it was born."
Revelation 12:4

What is the difference between the abortionists of today, and the dragon of Revelation 12:4?
The whales, are protected by animal rightists.
The spotted owls, are protected by animal rightists.
The snail darter, is protected by animal rightists.
The human child in the womb, is the most helpless of all, where are those who protect them?
It would seem that we have more concern over the life of
animals than we have over the lives of human beings.

And what did GOD have to say say about all of this?
"Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
Genesis 1:28
It would seem that man has lowered himself from having dominion over animal life,
to having submission under it.
May GOD have mercy on us for what we have done.

"Thou art my GOD: have mercy on me, O Lord,
for I cry to thee continually. Give joy to the soul of thy servant,
for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For thou, O Lord, art good and kind,
full of mercy for all who call upon thee.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer,
and attend to the voice of my supplication.
I call upon thee in the day of my trouble,
because thou wilt hear me."
Psalms 86:3-7

You may be Pro-Choice, but
 GOD is Pro-Life.

Abortion transforms a womb into a tomb.

Written by Bob Stanley, November 26, 1998
Updated September 27,  2004

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