1. Abortion kills an innocent human life. Just like Jesus, we are spiritual beings before we ever become a body (Hebrews 10:5).
  1. The vast majority of of people (85%) are having abortions because they are having sex outside of marriage. “Let me have my freedom at the expense of your life.”
  1. While people can disobey God and decide to have sex with whoever they want, whenever they want, when that relationship results in an unwanted pregnancy, why should a third party who was not consulted have to suffer total elimination because someone else was careless in their pursuit of pleasure? “I’m trading your existence for my pleasure.”
  1. Abortion on demand has on the one hand dramatically changed the way men think about sex and marriage, and on the other hand, has profoundly weakened women’s power in the relationship, by making the decision to let the child live or die rely entirely on the women when they do get pregnant. Men, who were already prone to play, are now encouraged to play and walk away. “‘Not my problem’ results in killing ‘the problem.'”
  1. If God cares even for the flowers of the field or the number of hairs on my head, how dare we to think that He does not care about a little speck of flesh conceived inside a woman’s body?
  1. When a man and woman have relations that result in a pregnancy, the womb is no longer another part of the body but a sanctuary where human life, from conception to birth, is meant to be kept safe from harm:

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:13-16).

  1. We are told in Scripture to seek justice and plead the case of the widows and orphans. While the context of Isaiah 1:17 does not refer to abortion, it is clear that the idea is that we should speak for the most vulnerable members of our society. There cannot be another group whose life is more in danger than an unwanted baby. A baby in uterus cannot escape from its potential killer. It’s growing inside a space that is about to turn into a war zone. It has no voice and no defender. If we don’t speak for it, who will?

This Sunday I will be speaking on “Serving the Unborn.” Please pray for me as I tackle this most difficult subject. And please remember this is not simply an issue; it is a life.

Pastor Ivanildo C. Trindade

Lead Pastor, Grace Church, Lititz, PA

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