Six Scriptural Themes Indicating Why We Are Pro-Life
Made in God's Image: Part Three
from a sermon by Mark Atkinson
Eddel in utero
C. God forbids us to kill innocent life
Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17; Amos 1:13; Leviticus 18:21
"Thus says the LORD: . . . I will not revoke the punishment, because they have ripped open pregnant women in Gilead, that they might enlarge their border." -Amos 1:13
There is a moment in the story of the Lord of the Rings when, upon discovering that the wretched and wicked creature Gollum is following their trail, Frodo wishes that his uncle Bilbo had killed Gollum when he had the opportunity to do so, many years before. Gandalf chastises Frodo asking, "Can you give life? Do not be so quick to take it away." Only God should decide death and life. Part of the terribleness of abortion is not only that it is the killing of a life, but that in choosing abortion we put ourselves before God: deciding who will live and who will die. We take a role that is reserved for Him.
Health Risks of Abortion, Part 3 of 3
by Dr. Patricia Lee June, M.D.
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Not only is the mother at long-term risk from induced abortion, so are her future children.
Rates of miscarriage increase after abortion
Studies involving miscarriage (spontaneous abortion prior to 20 weeks gestation) show mixed results, but a recent large study from China in women who had not yet given birth showed at least a 55% increase in first trimester miscarriage after first trimester induced abortion. Studies show a larger risk after multiple abortions. The rate of premature birth, especially of very early premature birth, is increased after induced abortion. Studies have shown an increased risk averaging 36% with one induced abortion rising to 93% with multiple induced abortions. Read more.
PPL recommends. . .
Appstinence, is a "love and laugh" APP for cell phones from
The National Abstinence Clearinghouse. The new tool sends daily affirmations, warnings, and humor meant to give "positive reinforcement for the young people in your church, or for your sons or daughters." "Every young person in America has access to a cell phone," claims the website for the APP. The "Love & Laugh" app seeks "to educate and motivate young people to make positive, moral, and healthy choices in their lives."
Learn more here.
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