Dad has syphilis and mom has tuberculosis. These two pictures of perfect health have already brought four children into this world. The first child was born blind, the second only lived six days, the third was born deaf, and the fourth arrived with tuberculosis. “Now,” Mom is pregnant again. “But…” Mom and Dad are willing to abort this child, if “you” elect that they should.
Think about this situation for at least a second or two before you answer. “However,” If you really think abortion is the answer, “A congratulations for your infinite wisdom is in order.”
“You see…” If the parents of this unborn child followed your advice and aborted their baby, “You would have murdered Beethoven.”
“Now!” While it can easily be argued that some of the facts about Beethoven’s siblings are a bit skewed… Let me share something with you from God Himself, which might better clarify the point in the above analogy; a statement He made to Moses; Moses trying to use his own disability to weasel out of the leadership roll God had assigned him.
Exodus 4:10-11, “And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? Or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I the LORD?”
So, we know that God unflinchingly takes full responsibility for the way we come out of our mother’s womb. But it also speaks to God’s ability to see the potential in all of us He has made, “dumb, deaf, sighted, blind,” etcetera. Clearly; as demonstrated in the above passages, we “all” can have a part in God’s plans, “Even if folks think some of us should have been aborted.”
Exodus 21:22-25, “If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
While many on both sides of the Abortion issue will argue the exact meaning of what is written in the above quoted Exodus passages; there is one fact that is clear, no matter which translation you read. There are to be consequences for any individual who, accidentally or intentionally, jeopardizes “any” pregnancy.
One can play all the word games in the world with the biblical text; hoping to twist God’s word for the purposes of their own agenda. “However,” there isn’t one passage you can interpret as saying a woman has the right to choose if her unborn child lives or dies. “No woman or man alive is God.”