Is Abortion a Sin?

Topics: Pregnancy, Abortion, Bible Pages: 2 (786 words) Published: August 9, 2010
In her article entitled “Abortion is Not a Sin”, Poppy Dixon makes the claim that abortion is not a sin because the Bible does not label it as a sin. In fact, Dixon boldly states that those who regard abortion as sinful are committing the sins of idolatry and blasphemy. This controversial statement stirs up a very heated argument. As a Christian, I strongly disagree with this statement. The idea of abortion not being a sin is totally unbiblical. Dixon, takes scriptures and twists them to justify the massacre of thousands of babies every year.

It is sickening that proponents abortion can use the scripture to contradict other scriptures, taking them out of literary context. The author, Dixon quotes Psalm 139:13-16. She says that there are no specific statements saying life begins at conception. She makes the statement as Dixon says “God conceives us first.” By this she means that every human is conceived as an idea that in God’s mind before he or she is physicaly conceived. Therefore, she says that the argument that life begins at conception is evolving. However if God conceives you first as a human as Dixon says, before you are physically conceived, then abortion would still be murder. Exodus 20:13 says “you shall not murder,” making it clear that murder is a sin. Dixon is found contradicting herself.

Dixon makes the statement that in Exodus 21:22 it says, that if two men get into a fight and hurt a pregnant woman so that she has miscarriage (or as Dixon uses the word abortion, taking the scripture out of context), then the man has to repay the husband. Dixon replies with:

In this instance a woman has been so injured, in a fight between two men, that she has aborted. The law states that if "no harm follows" the outsider must pay the husband a fine. An abortion has been induced through violence and this is not considered harmful. Abortion, then, is not a capital offense or a violation of the commandment, "Thou shalt not kill." Dixon’s example...

Cited: Dixon, Poppy. “Abortion is Not a Sin.” Adult Christianity 2 September 2005.
23 September 2005
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