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Neysa Pantouw / 10.

Biblical Studies


One of the gifts God has given us is free-will. God has given us his trust to
make our own actions in life to follow the purpose he have given us and
following His commandments. There are things that we do without
thinking ahead, ignorant, indifferent of the consequences that will affect
the people around us and also, ourselves. Abortion is a case where
women decided to 'let go', in other words, kill their living babies inside
their womb. Abortion is involving medical process to ends a woman’s
pregnancy so that it does not result the birth of a baby. Abortions happen
because these women were not being responsible of their actions and
decisions they made with their free will. Some of these women thought
they are saving their babies by “letting go” before they are born because
they have thought about the future and how they can’t support the life of
the baby in the near future.

I strongly disagree with the perception of women who do abortions. First is

if abortion is really is what the woman choose and she wasn’t forced like
the case:

“Doris Kalasky” Where a 15 years old girl is raped by her

father and eventually got pregnant. She wanted to have
the baby because she knew that abortion is murder, while
her uncontrollable rage and demanding father forced her
and the doctor to do abortion. (Bibliography: 1)

Then I find the woman is not being responsible for their action. But the
case above is a different matter because it’s not the girl’s choice to do
abortion and according to the article she couldn’t do anything.

As I’ve appointed before, some women do abortions because they thought

about their babies’ future where they think they can’t afford the babies
needs. I also disagree with this and think they should not abort their
babies. It’s against God’s commandments. God told us to rule over the
animals and plants on earth and to multiply.

“God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and

increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule
over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over
every living creature that moves on the ground.” –
Genesis 1:28

So it’s disobeying God’s words because women who do abortions are

killing and preventing life instead of being fruitful. It’s also interrupting
God’s plan because God give the babies in the mothers’ wombs life.

Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, "Before I

formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you
were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a
prophet to the nations." – Jeremiah 1:4-5

Therefore the babies are also human beings who have the right to life.
They’re born “In the image of God” – Genesis 1:26 and killing is a sin, “Do
not kill” – Exodus 20:13.

Some people might argue with killing the fetus is not a sin and does not
classify as murder. Fetus is an unborn offspring. The bible does not
directly attack “Abortion” and it is stated that a living human is when he
or she is breathing. God made Adam, and then “breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life.” – Genesis 2:7. But this statement does not supported
by the medical facts, every doctors know will accept the fact that abortion
is terminating a human life.

Further more about medical involvement in abortion, according to the


Alex (not her real name), a 19 years old college girl who
had abortion because she had sexual relationship with
her boyfriend that weren’t serious. She was ashamed to
admit her abortion to her friends and wanted to forget.
Until she was 30 and married, she can’t bore a baby
because of the abortion side effect and is still emotional
about the abortion, she never dare and wanted her
spouse to know about it. (Bibliography: 2)

Abortion can cause a life-term lost, like not have any baby at all. It is
risking the mother’s life, risk to the mother's physical or emotional health,
unstable family situations or relationships, etc.

In conclusion, I think abortion should be illegal because it’s involving the

killing or the prohibition of a human’s life and it involves risking the
mother’s life, physical and emotional health. By restricting abortion,
maybe, the teen pregnancy issues might go down because then people
will think twice of their actions. In today’s culture, abortion makes it easy
for people to do, as they want without taking the consequences. There are
some forms of presentation to stop abortion or to just prevent people such
as groups and articles on the Internet, posters, etc promoting of the
dangers of abortion, so I can help people with these kinds of form.
Another one is how doctors make sure their patients want this and not
forced to do so.

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Tricia Andryszewski, Abortion, Rights, Options and Choices, Millbrook

Press, 1996, p.63.