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Is abortion always wrong? Does the unborn fetus have a soul?

The question of whether abortion is wrong is not a difficult one, when we look at the Bible, although it is a good one, since many today still consider abortion to be a valid option for ending an unwanted pregnancy.

The Scriptures clearly teach that the same person that is conceived is the person that later is born, grows up, and eventually dies (Psalm 51:5, 139:13, 14) and that, even from conception, that person has a moral and accountable soul. In addition, the Bible clearly teaches that human life is sacred, because it is alone (unlike any other animal or plant life) created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26, 27).

The Bible is equally explicit about the fact that innocent human lives (those who are not guilty of any capital crime), should never be taken by another human. This is the sixth of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:13). These facts alone are enough to condemn the practice of abortion. There are many other Scriptures besides that further enforce this clear teaching.

If you, or a loved one, are considering abortion, please remember that going against God’s way is never the solution. There are Biblical counselors, Christian adoption agencies, and many other loving and concerned people who are eager to help you through this difficult time. Look one up in your area, or contact us and we will help you find help.