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Biblical views In this essay we will be discussing 2 arguments against abortion The first set of arguments we will consider are the biblical arguments We must begin by acknowledging that the Bible doesnt say anything about abortion directly Why the silence of the Bible on abortion The answer is simple Abortion was so unthinkable to an Israelite woman that there was no need to even mention it in the criminal code Why was abortion an unthinkable act First children were viewed as a gift or heritage from the Lord Second the Scriptures state that God opens and closes the womb and is sovereign over conception Here are some bible quotes which I think that really underline what the bible thinks about abortions Human beings are created in the image and likeness of God Gen 126-27 the image of God is in bible terms what makes us human And though Gods image in man was scared at the Fall it was not erased cf 1 Cor 117 Thus the unborn baby is made in the image of God and therefore fully human in Gods sight Medical Arguments Against Abortion So far in my essay we have looked at biblical arguments against abortion But what if someone doesnt believe in the Bible Are there other arguments we can use Yes there are medical arguments for example Lets look then at some of the medical arguments against abortion The medical arguments against abortion are compelling For example at conception the embryo is genetically distinct from the mother To say that the developing baby is no different from the mothers appendix is scientifically inaccurate A developing embryo is genetically different from the mother A developing embryo is also genetically different from the sperm and egg that created it A human being has 46 chromosomes sometimes 47 chromosomes Sperm and egg have 23 chromosomes A trained scientist can distinguish between the DNA of
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