Most if not nearly all of us would say, "Yes. It is." If our life were threatened we would do what we could to save it. And if a parent, child, spouse, or even a stranger were in harms way most of us would do something if we could to help. We know life is sacred. We know life is precious. It is hard wired into us. Life is to be protected.
This is why I am confused and brokenhearted. Some people who desire to love are living adamantly support the position that an unborn child can be aborted. Killed. And this is OK?
Shouldn't the life of an unborn child be protected just like our lives are protected?
If you've paid attention to the language used by proponents of abortion, you would notice they never refer to the unborn child as a "baby". Instead they choose the word "fetus". Thus the deception lives the unborn child is not yet human.
But is this true?
As a follower of Jesus Christ, a child of God, can I know what my Heavenly Father says regarding person-hood? Do I know when a child ... born or unborn ... becomes a person? With full rights and protections? Can I know what God's thoughts are on this? The answer is a resounding yes.
Exodus 21:22 ... "If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life ..."
Here is the Situation: Men are fighting, and one hits a pregnant woman causing her to go into labor.
Result 1: The baby is born and is OK. No injury. All is well. But a fine is levied as punishment for the assault.
Result 2: The baby is injured or dies. The punishment shall equal the injury including life for life.
Conclusion: The unborn child is given the same rights and protections as an adult outside the womb. To My Heavenly Father, the unborn child is a person and must be treated as such.
Any who say they love God, and love Jesus, must support and defend life from the beginning at conception to the end at death.
As children of God, let us defend and protect all life: adult, children, and unborn children to the glory and honor of the Living God. May His name be praised.