The Church and Understanding Abortion

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Youversion Notes

What would you say to a believer who says they “need an abortion?”

What is the history of abortion in the world?

What were Planned Parenthood’s arguments for abortion at first?


What is the “Pro-Life” argument against abortion?

    • Human life begins at conception
    • The fetus is a developing human
    • To kill a human being is murder

What do we know medically about the development of the unborn?

    • A heartbeat starts at 25 days
    • Brain activity starts at 45 days
    • Voluntary movement begins at 13-25 weeks

How have the arguments changed with technology and why?


How have we as Christians made the problem worse?!


How has God shown His value of Human life to us?

    • Design – Gen. 1:27  God designed us in His image
    • Protection Gen. 6:9 God put a special command of protection on mankind.
    • Cost  I Cor. 6:19-20 God paid with His son's life to redeem us.


How does this apply to the unborn?

    • Psalm 139:13-16 God is involved with us from day 1.
    • Jeremiah 1:4-5 God has a plan for us from conception
    • Luke 1:36-45  A baby responds separately from the mother.
    • Exodus 21:22-25 Even accidental abortion is considered murder


How can we help rather than worsen the problem?

    • Help women find forgiveness & healing I John 1:9
    • Take responsibility Proverbs 24:11-12 (Get Involved)
    • Don’t sin to fight sin! Rom 13:1-3
    • Speak the truth in love. Ephesians 4:15


Next Steps:

    • Watch the movie.  “Unplanned” (available Aug 13 on DVD)
    • Show love and understanding to people impacted by abortions!
    • Get involved by ….Praying, Giving, or Volunteering at Life’s Choices”
    • Obey the laws of our land, but not into sin.
    • Be loving as I speak the truth on this issue.
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