Indian Court Orders 15-Year-Old Must Abort Baby

Madras High Court rules teenager must have an abortion in order for the preborn child to be free from birth—a central idea in the false religion of Hinduism.

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What a horrifying title for this blog—and sadly it’s true. A court in India is ordering a 15-year-old girl to undergo an abortion to kill her unborn child . . . against her will. The reasons given? Well, the father of the child is in prison, and the court believes the young woman “would not be able to care for herself” and, therefore, if the baby had a choice, “it would not wish to be born.”

The justice who decided the case further explained, “While we do celebrate life, the foremost spiritual prayer is that there should be liberation from the cycle of births and deaths.” In other words, because of his religious (Hindu) beliefs, this justice believes the child is better off dead than alive and therefore must be killed. What an evil worldview! Also, it’s a reminder that everyone holds a worldview, and it will determine how they act.

Religion that isn’t founded on the truth of God’s Word—like Hinduism—devalues human life and leads to atrocious evils.

Religion that isn’t founded on the truth of God’s Word—like Hinduism—devalues human life and leads to atrocious evils (often perpetrated against the most vulnerable: women, children, and those with disabilities). Why? Well, because we aren’t “basically good” and all religions aren’t equal. We’re all sinners, with evil, sinful, selfish hearts (Jeremiah 17:9), and we’re at enmity with God (Romans 3:23; 8:7). And there aren’t many different ways to heaven (contrary to what 65% of Gen Z, today’s young people, believe) or different paths of truth. There is only one:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:5)
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (John 3:36)

Any worldview that isn’t based in the truth of God’s Word and the saving and life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ will lead to brokenness, hurt, and sin. We see this in various world religions, including humanism, secularism, and atheism (the dominant religions in the West), as well as in various religions or movements that claim the name of Christ but twist and distort his Word to suit their evil passions.

This example in India is a very tragic reminder that there is no neutrality. Hinduism isn’t a “neutral” religion—it is a false religion that has real, eternal consequences for millions of people. That’s why every single person needs to receive the free offer of salvation through Jesus Christ alone. And that’s why Christians go unto all the world and proclaim the life-changing message of Jesus.

If you want to know more about what other religions believe and how we can reach adherents of these religions with the gospel message, I encourage you to check out our three-part book set, World Religions and Cults, and to consider taking the self-paced and affordable online classes that complement these books. Visit AnswersEducation.com.

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This item was discussed today on Answers News with cohosts Tim Chaffey, Dr. Jennifer Rivera, and Avery Foley. Answers News is our twice-weekly news program filmed here at the Creation Museum and broadcast on my Facebook page and the Answers in Genesis Facebook page. We also covered the following topics:

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Watch the entire episode of Answers News for February 22, 2021.

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Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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