Bible Verses About Abortion

Bible Verses About Abortion

Bible Verses About AbortionAre there explicit Bible verses about abortion?

While the Bible doesn't call abortion, "abortion" since this term was coined long after the Bible was written, there most certainly are Bible verses about Abortion.

In the Old Testament of the Bible, verses 4 and 5 of Jeremiah chapter 1 records God Himself declaring that He "formed" and "knew" and "ordained" the baby "in the womb... before" the baby was "born":

"Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations."

Verses 22 and 23 of Exodus chapter 21 called the unborn "child" inside the woman, "life":

"If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life."

Verses 14 and 15 of Job chapter 31 affirms that "God... made" the baby "in the womb":

"What then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?"

The "You" in verses 13 and 14 of Psalm 139 refers to God, who "formed" the baby's "inward parts":

"For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well."

The New Testament of the Bible also has verses that related to the issue of abortion. For example, Luke 1:15 states that John the Baptist will be "filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb," which means that the baby in the womb has a soul for the Holy Spirit to fill, while Luke 1:41 states, "And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the baby leaped in her womb."

Abortion activists attempt acrobatics in logic to try to dismiss these Bible verses, which indicate that abortion kills babies whom God "formed," "sanctified," "ordained" and "made" in the womb and in whom the Holy Spirit may already reside, and is therefore a murderous rebellion against God.

The "choice" pregnant women have is between keeping or giving up their babies for adoption, not murdering the "wonderfully made marvelous ... works" of God. It is unconscionable that 1.3 million unborn and even born babies are being aborted annually in America today. To put this atrocity into perspective, 1.3 million is even more than the number of Jews murdered annually during the Nazi holocaust of World War II: see Abortion Holocaust.

(Also consider whether or not abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, the Bible verses about homosexuality, as well as the Bible verses about heaven and hell).