Abortion: Crime or sin?
There was much support for abortion at the Democrats’ National Convention in Philadelphia. It was bragged about as women’s reproductive rights, which in most cases, is actually a government-granted right for pregnant women to murder their innocent unborn children.
The Democrats ignore or fail to realize that each person is under two authorities, church (religion) and state (government). The first is eternal — sin(s) against its God-given commandments without repentance, confession and forgiveness results in eternity in hell. The second is temporal — crime(s) against its man-made laws can result in community service, fines, jail sentence or execution (in extreme cases).
Although abortion is no longer a crime, it is still a grievous sin, which is specified in the Old Testament of the Bible for Jews and Muslims, and in both the Old and New Testaments for Christians.
Genesis 16:11 and about 17 other Scriptures define a pregnant woman as “with child.” What is growing in a pregnant woman is a person, not a blob of tissue like tonsils or appendixes that can be cut out and discarded or sold.
Proverbs 6:16,17 states that “God hates … hands that shed innocent blood.” Unborn children are certainly innocent.
Exodus 21:22-24 states that “life for life” is the penalty for anyone killing an unborn child.
Deuteronomy 24:16 states that “… a child shall not die for the sin of the father.”
That applies to children conceived by rape or incest.
It also applies to men and women who fornicate or commit adultery, which results in a pregnancy, and then an abortion.
The objectives of pro-lifers, mostly Republicans, is to save lives and souls. They try to keep pregnant women from becoming murderers by having their innocent babies aborted. They also try to keep fathers, relatives, friends, etc. from becoming accomplices to murder when they encourage, finance or assist in those murders. If anyone votes for candidates or the party that strongly supports abortions, they too are accomplices to those murders.
We should all work to convince anyone involved with abortion that there is forgiveness if they repent and turn away from that sin.
Be careful with your vote, because at the last judgment we will stand before God and not our government to decide where each of us will spend eternity. Robert Boudreaux, Waldorf