What does the Bible say?
Women who have abortions:
Are they 'innocent victims' or 'guilty perpetrators'?
One person who identified themselves as a 'passionate pro-lifer' wrote:
"I view the women as victims, because they were sold a quick, painless solution by "experts" and instead they will spend the rest of their lives trying to heal. They don't need more judgement."
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse...
They show that what the law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify ...
Romans 1:18-20 & Romans 2:15
To argue that a woman (or man) who plans & carries out a violent sin against an innocent person is a victim is more than wrong, it is unbiblical. God teaches us in His Word that we who are sinners are not 'victims' of sin, but rather willing participants & guilty perpetrators. General revelation (natural law/knowlege of right & wrong) is given to all human beings. Just as the rapist is not a 'victim' & the child molester is not a 'victim' & a thief is not a 'victim' & a liar is not a 'victim', & an adulterer is not a 'victim', each aborting mom has to violate her own conscience to murder an innocent person. She is not a 'victim' of sin she is a 'victimizer'.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies ...
Jesus teaches us that people are not sinners because they sin, they sin because they are sinners. (Read John Piper on Total Depravity: http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/piper/depravity.html) An aborting mother is a sinner. She has a wicked heart, filled with original sin, out of which proceeds evil thoughts & murder. Although it adds to her guilt & stores up wrath against her (Romans 2:5), fornicating & killing her baby doesn't make a woman a sinner. She fornicates & kills her baby because she IS a sinner. The testimony of the Bible is clear. The conscience of an abortion-minded woman is given to her by God. It is informed by the moral law (the ten commandments, incluing 'You shall not murder'). Half of women who kill their babies (through all nine months of pregnancy) do it again. Explain how that makes her a 'victim' instead of a perpetrator of sin? Matthew Henry explains: 'In every wilful sin, there is contempt of the goodness of God.' Our goal is not to condemn the women who are arriving to kill their infants. John 3:18 Jesus explains that they are already condemned. But we must use the Law of God, which brings the knowlege of sin & is perfect, converting the soul. (Ps 19:7) We must not allow a woman who is committing the sin of murder (& is often practicing the sin of sexual immorality) to go unprayed for & unwarned. That's why we go to the abortion clinic to engage the mothers. The Bible is clear that no murderer or fornicator has any inheritance in the kingdom of heaven (Eph 5:5, I Cor 6:9,10). The Law of God ("You shall not murder") was made for sinners (I Timothy 1:8-10). We are to go to the perishing infants to intervene to rescue them, offer help to their moms & we are to use the law lawfully.
A (wo)man who is laden with the guilt of human blood will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him/her.
Cursed be (s)he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen
A woman who has murdered her infant is not to be supported (& referrred to as a 'victim') but rather rebuked and called to repentance for this & all of her sin. A woman who has killed her baby by abortion or has helped someone else to take their infant's life must be called to repent (confess & forsake) the sin of murder & sexual immorality & all known sin & trust in the Savior Whose blood is sufficient to cover the sin of the true penitent. There is no forgiveness or healing outside the salvation that God has prescribed, through Jesus Christ. 'Repent & believe the gospel' is the Lord's message for all who sin.
(See attached article "Cursed is She" & read "Why Post-Abortion Support is Unbiblical" at: http://sanctuaryministries.blogspot.com/2006/09/why-post-abortion-support-is.html)
Are these the words of victims?
... and although they know the ordinance of God,
that those who practice such things are worthy of death,
they not only do the same,
but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Although the Bible's testimony about woman's guilty knowlege of sin is sufficient, let me share some actual samples of written advice from post-abortive women to a mother who is planning to kill her baby by abortion. (I have hundreds & hundreds more of these from post-abortive mothers.) AIt is important for you to know that all of these women were offered personal, practical, emotional & spiritual help through their pregnancy & were given great information about adoption & shown profiles of couples on the adoption waiting list BEFORE they killed their children. As you will see from the chilling excerpt below (& from the testimonies I have attached in a document entitled "Abortion quotes from abortive moms") women plan to kill their babies, they kill their babies & then they help other women kill their babies. The Bible teaches about original sin & human depravity & that settles it, but the truth of the matter is that the willful behavior of aborting moms (sinners) prove what God reveals to be absolutely true.
I've had multiple abortions,and I almost never think about the earlier ones -- this latest one (two weeks yesterday) comes and goes, and it's unpredictable. I had a second-trimester abortion ..., carried a pregnancy to 42 weeks, had three more abortions (one of them second-trimester), and then carried another pregnancy to 42 weeks, and never had any problems. I had an early abortion last time around (a few weeks ago) and it was the least invasive and easiest psychologically of all the experiences I've had. I've had five abortions, and none of them plunged me into depression as severely as the aftermath of two live births.I know what I've done has been done with the utmost of attention to the ethics and philosophical issues involved.
Relaxation is key, and pampering yourself the night before.A good friend of mine -- who has had multiple abortions -- wrote the following advice to me when I was struggling to get through the days until my appointment:
I'd suggest taking a long hot bath by candlelight. Shower first to get all
clean; exfoliate, scrub, cut your nails, get off any old junk. Then fill a
tub with hot water and a generous handful of sea salt. The salt will extract
toxins from your skin, rebalance the salinity of your cells, and neutralize
the out of whack vibrations you've picked up or created in the past few
days/weeks. Basically it sets you back to zero - clears your system and
spirit. Don't think about anything during the bath, but before hand, as you
slip under the water (til just your face is out), drop the question into
your head of what you really want to do. Don't try to answer it - just soak
with it and let something rise to the surface. Usually by the time you get
out the answer is peacefully clear to you. Sometimes you go to sleep and
either dream the answer, or wake up knowing it. That's the first thing I
recommend, to get right with yourself, balanced and be sure.
I found taking such a bath each night until the abortion really helped clear my mind and allowed me to make the right choice.
I have friends who had babies …and it's the biggest regret ever.
Over time, regretful feelings about your abortion often changes into something else -- there's a difference,
I think, between regretting being in a position where you had to do something you wish you didn't have to do, and regretting actually doing it.
In the weeks after my last one (which was my 5th), I wished I'd made a different decision. It's now almost five months later, and the more I learn
about the guy who got me pregnant, the more I thank god that I made the choice I did. I still regret being in that situation, but I don't regret my choice.
~ Alli (a rape crisis counselor who has a blog about killing her last baby: (http://sisu2007.wordpress.com/)
Since we often hear a diatribe about 'judging' (mostly from professing Christians who are at the abortuary to kill their babies) I've attached something we give out to those we meet at the clinic who mistakenly say; "The Bible says you are not to judge!"
In conclusion, here is what I would most like to emphasize.
For the Word of God is living and active and
sharper than any two-edged sword,
and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit,
of both joints and marrow, and able to
judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
~ Hebrews 4:12
"Defend the Bible? I'd rather defend a lion... what we need to do is just let it out of the cage"
~ Charles Spurgeon
We who are Christians should not be giving the same advice as the world. Our distinctive is that we are people of the Book! Let us not act like we are ashamed of the Word of Christ. Let us not behave as if the Scriptures play second fiddle to humanistic, therapeutic mumbo-jumbo. We believe that the Bible is God's inerrant Word, don't we? We believe in the doctrine of original sin, don't we? We know that women are not basically good. We believe that people are depraved, don't we? We believe that people sin because they want to sin, don't we? We believe that God holds sinners accountable for their sin, don't we? Let's stop all this man-centered, woman-centered drivel! Let's stay biblical & allow God's Word to influence the world for His glory & for our neighbor's good!
Together for Life & Eternity,
A great many learned men are defending the gospel; no doubt it is a very proper and right thing to do, yet I always notice that, when there are most books of that kind, it is because the gospel itself is not being preached. Suppose a number of persons were to take it into their heads that they had to defend a lion, a full-grown king of beasts! There he is in the cage, and here come all the soldiers of the army to fight for him. Well, I should suggest to them, if they would not object, and feel that it was humbling to them, that they should kindly stand back, and open the door, and let the lion out! I believe that would be the best way of defending him, for he would take care of himself; and the best “apology” for the gospel is to let the gospel out.
- Charles Spurgeon