Tennesee House approves ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill

"The bill provides an exception for medical emergencies that may require an abortion. ... the person who discovers the heartbeat must '[r]ecord in the pregnant woman’s medical record the estimated gestational age of the fetus,' record various details of the fetal heartbeat test, and '[o]ffer to the pregnant woman, either in person or by telephone, the results of the ultrasound, including if a fetal heartbeat is detected.'” - Jurist

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Utah Bill Banning Abortions of Babies with Down Syndrome Heads to Governor's Office for Approval

"A final vote has approved legislation to ban aborting babies with Down syndrome in Utah. With the legislature’s approval, the bill has been cleared to be sent to pro-life Gov. Gary Herbert to be signed into law." - Christian Headlines

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What Should Christians Think About Abortion? (Part 3)

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In the first two installments, we discussed some presuppositions that the pro-abortion and pro-life perspectives bring to this issue, and we saw what the activists in our secular culture are saying about abortion. We especially noted their attempts to normalize abortion to their target audience. Now, in this last installment, we consider what the Bible says about unborn children.

The Bible isn’t a medical textbook, and none of these passages are specifically about abortion, but they each speak to the sanctity of unborn children’s lives. As we discuss these passages, consider:

  1. what status do these unborn children have?
  2. does God consider them to be persons?
  3. what does the evidence show us He thinks about unborn children?

Luke 1:39-45

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb.

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