innermost being; you knit be together in my
"Before I formed you in
the womb I knew you, and before you were
born I consecrated you."
You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and
You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved
[The Lord says] "Can a woman forget her
nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her
womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you."
shall not commit murder. [the sixth commandment]
Exodus 20: 13
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her
time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because
of her joy that a child is born into the world.
John 16: 21
Something worth considering:
Each person has unique DNA and that DNA
remains with that person throughout their lifetime. The unique DNA contains the
genetic code that determines species (human) along with a multitude of other
details which make the person unique.
If there is a unique DNA created at the
exact moment of conception, then it stands to reason that the human DNA
defines the embryo/fetus as a human being -- regardless of what
level of growth it has (or has not) achieved.
If DNA for that unique human being is
created at conception... is the embryo also given a soul/spirit when it is
assigned its unique DNA?
From a biblical perspective abortion is a
sin (murder of an innocent). But regardless of your belief system, there is a
lot of emotional baggage that comes with having an abortion. A significant
number of women who have had abortions experience emotions of grief, loss,
sadness, and despair related to the abortion. These emotions are often
accompanied with feelings of guilt and remorse. If you are considering having an
abortion, please get all the facts, seek good counsel, and be sure you are
making an informed decision.
For more information about Abortion
or for help with post-abortion issues, please see the following
Connects women with local resource centers for help with pregnancy
testing, unplanned pregnancy, STDs, housing, information on abortion,
options, and post-abortion issues. www.optionline.org
For more information about DNA,
please see the following book or the resources listed under this website's topic
note: The information provided on this website is not intended to replace
professional services. If you are struggling and in urgent need of
professional help, please seek that help
immediately (call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room). Also, please see our
list of Crisis Resources.