Abortion and Creation

Summer Hamideh

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According to Dictionary.com abortion is the “removing of a fetus from the womb, terminating the pregnancy.” Day after day, abortion debates flood the media, pro life versus pro choice, and who stands on what side. Often times it is easy to come across someone who does not give too much thought about the debate, since it is controversial. However abortion is a theological theme that intersects with the topic of Creation.

From a Christian worldview, the argument can be made that God not only created the world, but He created man, and in that He has a plan for man. One may argue that a fetus is not yet created, and is not considered human since the fetus has not yet been born. The bible discusses that God creates mankind while they are still inside the womb. For example, in the book of Jeremiah, Jeremiah discusses how God spoke to him saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,” (Jeremiah 1:5). To the non-christian, this verse might go in one ear and out the other. However the beauty in it is that, while some people may strongly agree that women have the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion, God has purpose for each and every individual life.

Moreover, God has a purpose for each individual, and He also has a plan. Again the bible discusses this viewpoint in Jeremiah. “ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope,” ( Jeremiah 29:11). In other words, God has good plans for each individual’s life; plans that include a future. Therefore by removing a fetus from the womb and terminating a pregnancy voluntarily, abortion abolishes the plans that God has created for that individual.

All in all, abortion is an issue that intersects with the topic of creation. Some may view it as defending women rights, and others view it as defending a life that was created by God. Throughout the bible it is mentioned that God has created humans, and that God has a plan for every human’s life.

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