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Monday, February 21, 2011


Let us cut to the chase. An abortion does kill a human being. So, does war, police actions, the death penalty and walking across the street at the wrong time. People die every day in this world due to the actions of others. But the fetus is completely innocent, and was murdered, right? Not really. Murder is a legal term and the courts do not accept that ending a pregnancy is murder. But could the courts be wrong? Of course they could, but they have weighed the evidence and that is the current law of the land.

There are many reasons why people get abortions. Among these reasons are a mothers life at risk and a fetus that is not sustainable. There are also reasons that many people consider less relevant. I would have no issue with restrictions that would impact the abortions done for convenience. But would that actually stop someone from getting an abortion if there were restrictions?  Or perhaps we should we outlaw all abortions? We tried that once. Many women, especially rich women, simply went to countries that allowed abortion. Should only rich women have the "right" to choose, which is actually based on their economics?

No one likes abortion. But it is understood that it is a procedure that will happen and needs to happen in some circumstances. It needs to be legal, safe and rare.

The better option is that a woman does not get pregnant. Pro-life people should embrace birth control. However, the same people who scream about abortion, scream about birth control. This makes no sense. People will have sex. Our grandparents did, our parents did, and so do most adults living now. If people feel abortion is a horrible procedure, then stop trying to prevent viable alternatives.

It is also hypocritical to say that abortion is against the will of the biblical god. That is simply not true. The biblical god had no issues with abortion and infanticide.


Hosea 9:11-16 Hosea prays for God’s intervention. “Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer. Give them, 0 Lord: what wilt thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. . .Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.” Clearly Hosea desires that the people of Ephraim can no longer have children. God of course obeys by making all their unborn children miscarry. Is not terminating a pregnancy unnaturally “abortion”?

Numbers 5:11-21 The description of a bizarre, brutal and abusive ritual to be performed on a wife SUSPECTED of adultery. This is considered to be an induced abortion to rid a woman of another man’s child.

20 But if you have gone astray while under your husband’s authority, and if you have defiled yourself and some man other than your husband has lain with you”— 21 then the priest shall put the woman under the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the woman—“the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the LORD makes your thigh rot and your belly swell; 22 and may this water that causes the curse go into your stomach, and make your belly swell and your thigh rot.”
Then the woman shall say, “Amen, so be it.”
In this first section God himself (also known as the Lord) performs the abortion at the request of the priest. Make no mistake about it, “your thigh rot” can certainly be translated to read “causes you to have a miscarrying womb and barrenness”. Look it up in your NIV, it’s a footnote on the bottom. Thigh can also be read at uterus, since obviously there are no thighs in the belly.
So the Bible actually says that God himself is to perform the abortions in these cases.

Numbers 31:17 (Moses) “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every women that hath known man by lying with him.” In other words: women that might be pregnant, which clearly is abortion for the fetus.

Hosea 13:16 God promises to dash to pieces the infants of Samaria and the “their women with child shall be ripped up”. Once again this god kills the unborn, including their pregnant mothers.

2 Kings 15:16 God allows the pregnant women of Tappuah (aka Tiphsah) to be “ripped open”. And the Christians have the audacity to say god is pro-life. How and the hell is it that Christians can read passages where God allows pregnant women to be murdered, yet still claim abortion is wrong?


1 Samuel 15:3 God commands the death of helpless "suckling" infants. This literally means that the children god killed were still nursing.

Psalms 135:8 & 136:10 Here god is praised for slaughtering little babies.

Psalms 137:9 Here god commands that infants should be “dashed upon the rocks”.

And let us not forget the  number of miscarriages that occur each year.

Sources vary, but many estimate that approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage; and some estimates are as high as 1 in 3. If you include loss that occurs before a positive pregnancy test, some estimate that 40% of all conceptions result in loss. That makes god the greatest abortionist in the world.

Now, I am sure some of you will protest that god can do what he wants to us. However, it is amusing that you say he can do want he wants with what he creates, but we cannot do what we want with what we create. Nice double standard.  But, if he is all powerful and all knowing, he could make sure only good, viable sperm and eggs combine. He could make sure all pregnancies end up successfully. But he does not do that. (Most likely because he does not exist) But that is not the action of someone concerned about people. That is someone indifferent to the pain people experience when a miscarriage occurs. Which sounds exactly like an imaginary deity. Or a sadist.

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