The following text was recently submitted as an ad
to several conservative college newspapers. The idea
was to challenge David Horowitz
's charges that many traditionally liberal college newspaper
s are guilty of censorship
for refusing to run his ads against reparations
... or at least to show that traditionally conservative
school papers are equally guilty given proper provocation
. It actually made it in to 1 (the Hillsdale College
Collegian) of the 11 (9%) targeted
papers, compared to Horowitz's 14 of 48 (29%). Since the author, David Mazel, was paying money to have this seen, I hope it's not destructively violating copyright
to air it here, since the argument's rather clever. (Several of my friends have pointed out that the Bible
verses used are taken completely out of context
-- I haven't personally checked to see how reading the surrounding verses would affect interpretation
on each. I was amused nonetheless.)
According to the Holy Bible
abortion is not murder.
THERE ARE ONLY TWO passages in the Bible that speak directly to the issue of abortion
, and both indicate unequivocal
ly that abortion is not murder:
* In Ex. 21:22-25
tells us what to do if a man who is brawling
knocks against a pregnant
woman. If the woman dies, the principle of "life for life" is invoked and the man responsible for her death must be killed. If she lives but has a miscarriage
, then the death of the fetus
is to be compensated for by the payment of a fine, as demanded by the woman's husband
Thus has God revealed the status of the unborn fetus
: it is not an independent
, full-fledged human
life, whose destruction amounts to murder. It is a thing owned by the woman's husband-a thing whose loss, like that of any other thing, may be compensate
d for with money.
* In Num. 5:11-31
, God commands a husband to get an abortion for his wife if he suspects she has been impregnate
d by another man. A priest
is to make her drink a potion
and tell her, "If any man other than your husband has had intercourse
with you, may the LORD make an example of you . . . by bringing upon you miscarriage
and untimely birth."
To deliberately cause a miscarriage is to perform an abortion. And who brings about this miscarriage? Who performs this abortion? It is the LORD who does so. God is an abortionist.
THOSE INTENT ON MISCONSTRUING
the Bible for political ends
will no doubt persist in denying the facts
. But it is time for these anti-abortion zealots
to admit that their position contradict
s God's moral law as revealed in the Bible. They should stop misrepresenting the biblical truth.
In fact, God is an abortionist.
* For further information contact Americans for Biblical Truth at firstname.lastname@example.org *
text found at http://www.angelfire.com/co/eveningsun/biblead1.html