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Modern Ethics: Abortion
QUIZ 1. A preacher and his wife are very, very poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she ’ s pregnant with the 15 th. They ’ re living in tremendous poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion?
Answer If yes, you would have killed John Wesley, one of the great evangelists in the 19 th century.
QUIZ Question #2 2.The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has TB. Of their four children, the first is blind, the second has died, the third is deaf, the fourth has TB. She finds she ’ s pregnant again. Given this extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion?
Answer #2 Answer = In yes, you would have killed Beethoven.
QUIZ Question #3 3. The mother is an unwed college student in the Hippie Movement. The father is a recent immigrant from one of the poorest regions in the world. Wouldn’t an abortion be the best option?
Answer #3 If yes, you would have snuffed out the life of the future president of the United States of America, Barack Obama
QUIZ Question #4 4.A teenage girl is pregnant. She ’ s not married. Her fianc é is not the father of the baby, and her fianc é is upset. Would you recommend abortion?
Answer Question #4 If yes, you would have declared the murder of Jesus Christ.
Kill Lists: Jack Bauer Season 6 Kill Count… Kill Count: Jack Bauer “24”
Season 6 Kill Count = 49
Kill Lists: John Rambo Kill Count: Kill Count: John Rambo John Rambo
Q# Does Jack Bauer, Rambo, and Chuck Norris kill innocent people or bad guys?
The “Killing Fields” of Cambodia performed by the Khmer Rouge
Pol Pot & Khmer Rouge Kill Count = About 2 million
Hitler Kill Count = About 6 million
Stalin kill count Joseph Stalin Kill Count = At least 20 MILLION
1973 Supreme Court
1973 United States Supreme Court Kill Count = 48,589,993
Canada’s population as of July 2008 = 33,212,696 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/ca.html
Canada population 33,212,696 (2008) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/ca.html NC population 8,856,505 (2006) SC population 4,321,249 (2006) MS population 2,910,540 (2006) Population = 49,300,990 Abortion Kill Count = 48,589,993
Proverbs 24:11-12 “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter, If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?”
Proverbs 24:11-12 Duty to defend the Defenseless
Pro-life? Q# How does Abortion differ from capital punishment?
Capital punishment deals with the execution of guilty adults who have committed horrible crimes such as terrorism, murder, and treason, whereas abortion is the premeditated murder of an innocent, unborn child.
Q# Is a fetus actually a “person” in the medical and legal sense of the word? The MAIN Q# Is a fetus actually a “person” in the medical and legal sense of the word?
Q# “How can you even think to regulate what a woman can do with her own body?
Q# What does medical science say? Is a fetus (unborn infant) a mere part of a woman’s body?
The FACTS 1. The infant has a completely different DNA code than the mother. 2. The infant has a different set of fingerprints than the mother. 3. The infant has a different and independent heartbeat than the mother. 4. The infant has a different and independent brainwave than the mother. 5. The infant, if allowed to come to term, is able, if given the proper care, to live independently of the mother. No ordinary “body part” is capable of this.
Q# What does the Bible say about unborn infants? = God’s Word teaches that unborn children are fully human. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Galatians 1:15 “Even before I was born, God had chosen me to be His.” Psalm 139:13, 16 “For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb…Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.”
Q# What does God’s Word say about unborn infants? Job “Your hands shaped me and made me…Did you not clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life.” Isaiah 44.2 “This is what the Lord says—He who made you, who formed you in the womb.” Job 31:15 “Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One form us both within our mothers?”
God gives children as a blessing “Children are a gift from God.” (Psalm 127:3) God gives children as a Gift “Children are a gift from God.” (Psalm 127:3)
Q# What are the different kinds of abortions? 1. Spontaneous abortions *Unintended miscarriages 2. Induced abortions Therapeutic – to save the mother’s life Eugenic – deformed or handicapped Elective – non-life threatening
Q# What actually goes on in an abortion? ABORTION PROCEDURES Dilation and Curettage – cuts the baby to pieces with a sharp instrument called a curette.
Q# What actually goes on in an abortion? Suction – 28 times stronger than a vacuum. The suction sucks the baby out into a jar.
Q# What actually goes on in an abortion? Saline injection – the baby breathes in the salt and is poisoned by it while the acidic substance eats off the baby’s outer layer of skin. Usually it takes it about one hour to die.  Feinberg, J. S., Feinberg, P. D., & Huxley, A. 1996, c1993. Ethics for a Brave new world. Crossway Books: Wheatn, Ill.
Q# What actually goes on in an abortion? Hysterectomy vs. Hysterotomy The difference is simply that a hysterectomy is performed to save the life of the baby whereas a hysterotomy is performed to kill the baby. It is exactly the same procedure. Hysterotomy, “is the technique that must be practiced in the final trimester of pregnancy, because the baby is simply too large to use the other methods.”   Feinberg, J. S., Feinberg, P. D., & Huxley, A. 1996, c1993. Ethics for a Brave new world. Crossway Books: Wheaton, Ill.
Q# What actually goes on in an abortion Prostaglandin – It is a drug that can be taken at any time during the pregnancy that induces labor. A live baby is born or, if used with a saline solution, a shredded, pitted, lifeless corpse will be delivered. Feinberg, J. S., Feinberg, P. D., & Huxley, A. 1996, c1993. Ethics for a Brave new world. Crossway Books: Wheaton, Ill.
The FACTS By the second month of pregnancy, the heartbeat and brainwaves are both present
Q# What about cases of rape or incest?
0.6% of unwanted pregnancies result from rape This argument is called a “Paper Tiger”
Q# Do you punish the child for the crime of the father?
Q# How does God view Abortion? “There are six things that the Lord hates…hands that shed innocent blood.” (Proverbs 6:16-17) “Do not shed innocent blood.” (Jeremiah 7:6)
Q# How does God view Abortion? “Cursed is the man who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.” (Deuteronomy 27:25)
Dred Scott 1860
Q# What is the difference between infanticide and abortion? Isn’t it a non sequitur to coagulate the two terms? = The only difference is time…sometimes it is only a few days
HATE!!!!!! Q# How can you say you HATE ABORTION? = Because I love children!!! Therefore, I hate what threatens the object of my love
*Harrison and me!!
WHAT NOT TO DO 1.Picket and scream at people as “baby- killers” 2.Threaten or kill abortionists
Q# What should we do about abortion? Defend those who cannot defend themselves Offer support to unwed mothers Get involved – National Right to Life Commission, politics, etc. Pray that abortion supporters will change their mind