Even smallest life is precious

It has been said, “If you don’t like abortion, then don’t have one.” The question isn’t do we like or dislike abortion (I cannot imagine why anyone would like it), but the question is: Is abortion murder?

When a pregnant mother is killed in a car crash by a drunk driver, the baby is considered a person, and the drunk driver is charged with a double homicide. However, if the mother chooses to kill the baby, then it’s “okay,” because it is not a life. If NASA found one living cell on Mars, it would be on every news channel around the world. A baby in the mother’s womb has billions of living cells; a newborn has 26 billion. The baby moves and kicks, and has a heart and blood that flows through its body, giving life to every area, just as yours does.

Some act like the New Testament doesn’t give us any information about the subject. John the Baptist, while in the womb of his mother, leaped with joy. Luke 1:44 says, “For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.” How can something not be considered alive if it moves; feels pain and emotion; has a heartbeat; has blood flowing through its body, giving life to its every part; and has billions of living cells?

We have all been to funerals. Have we ever seen any of these things in a dead corpse? No we haven’t, because there is no life in a dead corpse. If there is life in the fetus, which science proves there is, then to abort that life is murder. Watch some partial-birth abortion videos, and you can see the pain the baby feels. Things without life do not feel pain.

Many say until a child takes a breath, it is not a life. I cannot understand why a person would think that. Are the lungs more important than the heart or brain? Besides that, the baby has no need to breathe while in the mother’s womb; oxygen is provided. Many babies are born at five-months-old and earlier, and they breathe just fine. The baby can breathe but is in an environment where it is not needed.

Human life is a gift. No matter how small, every human is fearfully and wonderfully made.

Pastor Shane Ward

Mineral Wells Baptist Church