Abortion: Right or Wrong?

In our day it is becoming popular to refer to a human fetus as “tissue.” Is this a correct way of thinking or is a human fetus a human being? Many people would agree that there is something wrong about taking the life of an infant five minutes before it is born. Yet they believe that, earlier in the growth cycle, its life can be snuffed out because it is “tissue.” The Bible presents a very different perspective: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee. (Jeremiah 1:5) For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s…

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Thursday at Five PM

The nurse was businesslike, yet nice in a “we would like to have your money” sort of way. “Don’t worry about a thing,” she said. “The baby isn’t even formed yet, and the uterus contains only some bloody material.” We were in one of Florida’s newest abortion clinics. My wife and I had decided to look into the possibility of an abortion. Our first pregnancy was somewhat unplanned, and neither of us felt ready to become parents. We were both engaged in jobs which had become lifestyles. Such was our devotion to the workaday world that we thought of children only in the future, along with the house with the white picket fence. Actually, we…

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