A sad but beautiful story has been “changing the abortion debate,” according to the headlines. A young family recently lost their unborn child to a miscarriage at 19 weeks. In the precious photos the family took of their tiny son, you can easily see Walter’s tiny fingers, toes, eyes, nose, and mouth. He is a beautiful little boy.
But, sadly, in the United States more than 50 million unborn children since the decision of the Roe v. Wade 1973 Supreme Court case have been legally murdered in their mother’s wombs. This sad story reminded me of the biblical truth that life begins at fertilization. Each child is “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14), and all life—no matter how young or old—is made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26–27) and is therefore precious and valuable. Abortion is murder because it takes the life of a person.
Many of those who support abortion call an unborn child a clump of cells or maybe “just” a fetus to dehumanize the child to make it seem as if abortion is not killing a real person. But each child, born or unborn, is a life, a person. Without the truth of God’s Word, there is no absolute, solid basis for the sanctity of life or right and wrong, and as I have often said in my talks, in an atheistic evolutionary worldview where man is basically just an evolved animal, why not get rid of spare kids just like we get rid of spare cats?
But from God’s Word we know that we are made in the image of God and that He knows us before we are even created in our mother’s womb! For example, consider the following passage from Jeremiah:
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4–5)
I encourage you to look through these beautiful photos and share the biblical truth with others so they can know that each unborn child is a life that deserves to be protected. For more on this vital topic, I urge you to read “When Does Life Begin?” by Dr. Tommy Mitchell and also check out our Sanctity of Life topic.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.