The Scriptural Case for Life                                                                                                                    by Jack Kettler

The pro-abort, baby killers are embarrassed and in a tizzy-fit because one of their favorite arguments has recently disintegrated:

Valerie Gatto
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The newly crowned Miss Pennsylvania, Valerie Gatto, found out when she was in the third grade that she had been conceived when her mother was raped at knife point. Gatto’s mother was only 19 years old when she was raped.

Hopefully the case of the beautiful Valerie Gatto will cause everyone to stop and reflect upon life.

For those claiming allegiance to Scripture, prayerfully the following passages will be helpful in counseling people to choose life.

God knows the distinct personalities of the unborn:

“The children struggled together within her, and she said, If it is thus, why is this happening to me? So she went to inquire of the LORD. And the LORD said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger. When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb. The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau. Afterward his brother came out with his hand holding Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.” (Genesis 25:22-26)

The death penalty is required for the killing of an unborn baby:

“If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined…. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life….” (Exodus 21:22,23)

A Psalm of David:

“Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts. On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” (Psalms 22:9,10)

David in the Psalms says:

“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Psalms 51:5)

God knew David before he was born:

“"You did form my inward parts, you knit me together in my mother's womb...you knew me right well; my frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret...” (Psalm 139:13-15)

What the Scriptures say regarding humanity before birth:

“Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name… And now the LORD says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD, and my God has become my strength.” (Isaiah 49:1,5)

God speaks to Jeremiah showing that the child in the womb is a person:

“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” (Jeremiah1:4,5)

Just as the Scripture say, the babe in the womb is a baby:

“And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.” (Luke1:41-44)

God says the following concerning John the Baptist:

He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.” (Luke 1:15)

The apostle Paul writes:

“But when He had set me apart before I was born...and had called me through His grace.” (Galatians 1:15)

A response to popular pro-abort argument:

The most common pro-choice or pro-abort argument is that a woman has the right to choose and make decisions about her own body. It goes without saying, everyone should have a certain amount of control over what happens to their bodies. For example, contrary to “Mooch,” Michelle Obama, we do not want the fed gov telling us what to eat. However, the idea of absolute control over one's body has clear limits. A case in point, there are laws limiting a woman’s rights over her body, such as: Biblically speaking, a woman is not permitted to commit suicide, and she is forbidden to prostitute her body.

An even greater difficulty with the absolute rights argument is the scientific fact that the unborn baby is not part of the mother’s body. Rather, the baby in many cases has a different blood type, and the baby's DNA is not identical to the mother’s. Since the baby is a separate entity from the mother’s body, the baby has legal protection as well. We have laws that limit a person’s exercise of freedom in order to protect the rights of others, like not screaming fire in a crowded theater. In other words, the right to choose ceases at the point in time where the rights of others begin.

“We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. We succeeded because the time was right and the news media cooperated. We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions, and fabricated polls which indicated that 85 percent of the public favored unrestricted abortion, when we knew it was only 5 percent. We unashamedly lied, and yet our statements were quoted [by the media] as though they had been written in law.” - Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Co-founder of National Assn. for Repeal of Abortion Laws, now called National Abortion Reproductive Rights Action League. Today, Dr. Nathanson is a pro-life author and activist.

“I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.” - Ronald Regan

Abortion survivor, Gianna Jessen

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National Right to Life

Mr. Kettler is the owner of http://www.Undergroundnotes.com where his theological, philosophical and political articles can be read.