A Biblical Look at Abortion

Betty Bowers teaches us all about the relationship between God and abortions. Turns out, if you read the Bible, it’s not a big deal at all!



About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gwydionfrost Daniel Parker

    Well, I’m a fan. Thanks for the link.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609238798 Peter Eakin

    Excellent ammo. Thanks for the heads-up.

  • Oz Tilson

    great job!

  • prolifeatheist

    As shocking as it may be, not all pro-lifers are religious.  And not all atheists are “pro-choice.”  In other words, yes , we pro-life atheist do exist.

    • michael both

      As shocking as it may be, I would guess that most atheists would be aware there of some of their number who are pro-choice. However, the video was about abortion within the scope of Christianity. But, as to your position – as an atheist, I don’t want to shut down the debate, and I understand that people arrive at different positions However, I want to be able to discuss things with your ‘type’, if you’ll allow me it to put it that way, of atheist – a person whose position is arrived at through reason and morality, and not in large part through belief in an imaginary friend.

      • Randomfactor

        I have no problem with those who want to be against THEMSELVES having abortions.  It’s when they start demanding that others follow their dogma that I object.

    • Barbara

      I was pro-life once. Then I became a parent. ;)

    • Silver_fox-trot

      I think the problem many atheists have with Christian pro-lifers is that they want the child to live, but that they are against people having means of preventing prevnancy in the first place.

      Either they are against sex ed for teens, prefering absentance only, they are against condoms, the Pill and any other form of protection many married couples use.

      Im pro-life in that i believe that if you should be responsible for your actions, but im pro-choice in that sometimes accidents happen. I have a friend who recently found out she was pregnant for a third time, it was unplanned, but she wants to carry it to term, however, she already has one autistic child and another with Down-Syndrome. She loves her children, but her and her husband can barely manage what they have already. If she discovers something wrong with this one, sould you prevent her

      • Silver_fox-trot

         from getting an abortion?

         Or what about what happened a few years ago in South America? A mother discovered that her new husband had been raping her 11-year-old daughter and was now pregnant, with twins no less? Doctors agreed, tyhere was no way the little girl would survive giving birth and an abortion was the only option. What do you think the ‘pro-life’ Catholic Church did? Say prayers at the sad loss of life, but agree that it was necessary and that the father of the babies be given the worst punishment possible?

        Of course not, they got mad that no one asked them their opinion, excommunicated the mother and the doctor who preformed the abortion (but not the 11-year-old because she was ‘just a child’ and welcomed the father with open arms.

        You can be pro-life and atheist all you want, just don’t be against necessary education and medical aid.

    • Patterrssonn

      I’m fine with pro-life atheists, it’s just the anti-abortionists I can’t stand.

  • Paul D.

    There’s always the passage where, under Mosaic law, pregnant Tamar is supposed to be burned alive for becoming pregnant through adultery. Absolutely no thought is given to the fact that they’re going to burn an unborn child to death as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594697551 Patrick Tinkham

    While I hate the expression, I have to admit: I LOLed.

  • Barbara

    This lady has an entertaining way of explaining the cold, hard facts. I wrote down all the passages she mentioned in her video and am now going to make a tidy fact sheet out of them for my MIL, who is a firm believer that Christianity is at the heart of the pro-life movement.