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By   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics:

Q:

Why is abortion such a big issue for Christians?


A:

The spiritual condition of man is at the root of the abortion issue. Until man’s spiritual condition is changed by the power of Jesus Christ, we will not find a full solution to this problem. It is sin that produces the problem of most unwanted pregnancies, as well as all the other disorders which plague the human race.

It is also sin that produces the misbelief that women have a “right” to take the lives of unborn babies. The apostle Paul writes, “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like” (Galatians 5:19-21a).

Life is sacred, and we must seek to protect all human life: the unborn, the child, the adult, and the aged. Several Bible passages tell of the sacredness of life and speak to the subject of abortion.

Since the Supreme Court removed restrictions on abortion in 1973 abortions have risen to an alarming level. Mr. Graham strongly opposes “abortion on demand” and was instrumental in the founding of the ministry of Care Net, one of largest networks of pregnancy centers in North America. Care Net seeks to provide the most accessible and effective abortion alternatives possible. For a discussion on the alternatives to an unwanted pregnancy, you may visit Care Net’s website, where there are opportunities to call, email or live chat with someone confidentially.

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8 Comments

  1. Mary Jo Chewning says:

    I have had two abortions. I know God has not forgiven me because I have not asked for his forgiveness. I found out at the age of 40 that I wouldn’t have been able to carry a baby to full term because of certain body issues that I have always had but never knew about until my doctor told me..
    Will God forgive me for the abortions due to circumstances that I didn’t know about the time?

    1. Tiffany Jothen says:

      Mary Jo, God is a forgiving God and we hope you will come to accept His forgiveness for yourself. Please take a moment to read Billy Graham’s response to another woman who had an abortion: http://bit.ly/ForgivenessForAbortion

      – BGEA staff

  2. Philip leblanc says:

    Thank you for this. Abortion is wrong and we need to spread the word why.

  3. Larry Crow says:

    The Graham family and BGEA are one of the best things about America. God bless you all!

  4. Olusegun Ojedeji says:

    I strongly agree. Life is sacred and must be protected.

  5. ADEPEJU ROBERT JAMES says:

    Abortion is against God’s will. It is good for Christians to preach against abortion.

  6. MING says:

    Abortion is an act of killing.

  7. Ariel says:

    My answer is the Church should strongly teach against fornication (the main reason for abortion), pray for people to not be raped and teach of ways that could help protect people.