Abortion: What is right is not always easy


Emily Voss

“It’s just a clump of cells.” At least that’s what the world says. God says otherwise.

In 1973, the Supreme Court determined that Constitution of the United States conferred the right to have an abortion. Since then, over 62.5 million lives of unborn children have been lost. Although there are many groups of society who don’t see an issue with abortion, Christians do.

A child is one of the Lord’s greatest gifts. His love is embedded in every human He creates, born yet or not. With every living being since the creation of Adam, God has breathed His life and glory into each pair of lungs, and will continue to do so until the end of time.

God has known each of His children from well before they came to be. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalms 139:13-14) A baby in the womb is not a clump of cells, as the world says. In the womb there is a baby with value and a beautiful life ahead of it that was crafted by the Lord.

One of the most common arguments for the justification of an abortion is rape.

While rape is a terrible act that can happen, if a women were to get pregnant from being raped she should still follow through with the birth of the child, even though it’s hard to do. Ezekiel 18:20 says “The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be held against them.” Even though the child is a result of something tragic, the child did nothing wrong. Why would one punish the result, not the cause?

“If God is so good, why do bad things happen?”

A common misconception about Christianity is that life is always good for believers. But that is greatly far from the truth. “Life is hard. Sin is a part of this world which brings on a lot of hard challenges,” said Harderwyk Youth Pastor Nate Dewitt. “God never promised an easy life. He says do what’s right even if it’s tough,” said Dewitt.

Every child has a right to life. God created life with worth. “The Bible makes it clear that the importance of life comes from the giving of a life,” said Dewitt. The world may see a baby in the womb as just a fetus, but God sees the same baby as a loved child.