“I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? . . . By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. . . . Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.“
—Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Presidential Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC, February 12, 1994
Abortion is an umbrella word for the different methods used to destroy a developing human fetus. This process goes against God’s will; the Bible says,
“Is this the way you repay the LORD,
O foolish and unwise people?
Is he not your father, your Creator,
who made you and formed you?”
Although no one fully understands all the ways and works of God, He will do what is right on behalf of both you and your child. Each precious life in the mother’s womb is being formed by God, the Maker of all things.
“This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer,
who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD,
who has made all things.”
Question: “Do Christians have a responsibility to minister to women who have had abortions or are considering having an abortion?”
Answer: Yes. Women who have had an abortion or are considering having an abortion often feel emotionally distraught and wounded. They need a caring, compassionate person to help them in their time of need.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)
Question: “Since the father of my unborn baby rejects me and refuses all financial responsibility, how can I not have an abortion? Wouldn’t it be more responsible of me not to bring a baby into the world that I cannot provide for?”
Answer: The God who created you and your unborn baby . . . the God who loves you and your “little lamb” . . . He is the God who has a promise that He will keep: The God of the universe will be your present Provider and Protector. He promises to be a “father to the fatherless” (Psalm 68:5).
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.” (Psalm 68:5)
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” (Romans 15:7)