Philosophy of Values and Ethics
February 2, 2013
Rational Argument Against Abortions
Biblical Argument Against Abortions
In this paper, I will discuss arguments against abortions. The first sets of arguments I will discuss are biblical arguments. That being said, I must begin by acknowledging that the Bible doesn’t say anything about abortion directly. 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 of heritage from the Lord. Second, childlessness was seen as a curse. One of the key verses to understand in developing a biblical view of the sanctity of human life is Psalm 139. This psalm is the inspired record of David’s praise for God’s sovereignty in his life. In verse 13, we see that God is the Master craftsman fashioning David into a living person. In verse 14 and 15 David reflects on the fact that he is a product of God’s creative work within his mother’s womb and he praises God for how wonderfully God has woven him together. David’s draws a parallel between his development in the womb and Adam’s creation from the earth. David also notes that “Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance” this shows that God knew Davis even before he was known to others the term unformed substance is a verb meaning “to roll up”. When David was just forming as a fetus, God’s care and compassion already extended to him. Next I will talk about is the Old Testament now that I discuss Psalm 139 the most popular argument against abortion is Psalm 5. It was written by David after his sin of adultery with Bathsheba, David confesses that his sinful act demonstrated the original sin that was within him, “Surely I have been a sinner from birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me”. David concludes that form his time of conception, he had a sin nature this would imply that he carried the image of God from the moment...
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