We know where the “Christian Right” stands on the issue of Abortion. We know where the “Heathen Left” stands on the issue of Abortion.
Where does the biblical character Jehovah stand on the issue of Abortion?
Where does the biblical character Jesus stand on the issue of Abortion?
As to the position of the biblical character Jehovah on the issue of Abortion, I offer the following text from the Old Testament:
Give them, O Lord—
What will You give?
Give them a miscarrying womb
And dry breasts!
“All their wickedness is in Gilgal,
For there I hated them.
Because of the evil of their deeds
I will drive them from My house;
I will love them no more.
All their princes are rebellious.
Ephraim is stricken,
Their root is dried up;
They shall bear no fruit.
Yes, were they to bear children,
I would kill the darlings of their womb.”
My God will cast them away,
Because they did not obey Him;
And they shall be wanderers among the nations.
1. As to “Give them a miscarrying womb” (v 14):
Hosea clearly implores God to abort the fetuses of the women of Ephraim.
2. God seems willing enough:
“were they to bear children,
I would kill the darlings of their womb.” (v 16)
Is there any question now as to where the Biblical character Jehovah stood on the position of Abortion? (or Infanticide for the matter). Apparently, his position as to the issue of Abortion depended upon whether the fetus so involved was to be born of a woman that Jehovah loved, which of course depended upon whether she was obedient to him (review the text above and note the highlighted texts).
As to the position of the biblical character Jesus on the issue of Abortion, I offer his memorial commentary on the subject (printed in Red Letter for your reading convenience):
1. Oh wait. Jesus did not make any memorial commentary as to the issue of Abortion.
2. Apparently, the practice of Abortion (which did take place during his day) was not an issue to Jesus. Leastways, not an issue worthy of commentary.
Apparently Jehovah was Pro-Choice, so long as he made the choice.
As to Jesus, for some reason (in spite of the fact that there were abortions during his day), he was “mum” as to the subject (perhaps an example for the male who would “follow in his footsteps”?