Abortion?! In the Bible?!


Abortion is not in the Bible!  This is claimed over and over by many Theistic commentators.  A-B-O-R-T-I-O-N, the word, is not found in the Bible.  However, many references to the termination of pregnancy are found.  The termination of pregnancy is abortion.

First, there is Hosea 13:16.  From the King James Version: “16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.”

Today, in Israel Samaria is known as the West Bank.

Next, according to Answers in Genesis (https://answersingenesis.org) which is a conservative site, the population of the earth at the time of the Flood of Noah was about 3,000,000,000 (Three billion.)  About 5% were pregnant women.  Therefore, about 150,000,000 fetuses died.  Those fetuses were innocent just as Noah and his family were innocent.

Today, miscarriages are being criminalized by the Christian right.  If miscarriages are not criminalized, then God caused them.  This is unacceptable to the Christian right.  If miscarriages are not criminalized, then either God cannot prevent them, will not prevent them, or does not exist.  All three are unacceptable to the Christian right.  Miscarriages are NOT the fault of women carrying the fetus.  They are “Godbortions.”  This is why women must be blamed. There are 44 pregnancy losses (miscarriages) every minute. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33915094/.)  This is why women must be blamed and punished for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies and other reproductive situations.  If not, then God causes, allows or does not stop pregnancy termination, i.e., abortion.

Claiming that all of those fetuses are “guilty of Original Sin” is not valid.  An omnipotent, omniscient, all loving God has the power to absolve sin, including Original Sin.

I’m just questioning things here, to paraphrase a popular entertainer.