A possible literary resource using Bible references
Consider the Biblical based arguments for life in the womb as presented by author Rick DeMichele in the book ABORTION: Come now, and ley us reason together. This booklet is an easy read and costs around $6 on Daystar Publishing -Christian Resources you can trust. It is described as follows:
This booklet encourages reasonable people to view abortion from two perspectives. The premise is simple - if based on scriptural and scientific evidence we agree that every unborn child is a unique individual, then the destruction of that individual is just as wrong as the destruction of any unique individual reading the booklet. After examining the evidence from those two aspects, each substantiated argument for abortion is discussed. This book does not "bash" and attempt to sling guilt. Instead, it urges reasonable and honest individuals to consider.
A few examples in the book:
Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost and Vs.44 For lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. In these two verses we see the babe in the womb doing things and being motivated just like a person. Notice he hears, he leaps and pertaining to motivation, he leaps because of what he hears. Then you add Luke 1:15 "For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine not strong drink' and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb." The author goes on to explain how this verse explains about the baby's own blood (developed in the 6th week of gestation) and references Leviticus 17:11.
Jon 3:11 asking "Why died I not from the womb". Death would require life.
Genesis 25:22-26 "and the children struggled together within her,...twins in the womb and independent will.
There are many other biblical references and arguments supported within scripture in the first chapter including debunking some wrongly made notions based on scripture. The second chapter is about scientific proof. The third chapter is supporting arguments and the 4th is the conclusion. Overall, it is a 47 page paperback that is full of information supporting pro-life beliefs.
Verses that argue for human life in the womb.
- “God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27)
- “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
- “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony.” (Matthew 19:18)
- “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
- “In the womb he supplanted his brother, and as a man he contended with God.” (Hosea 12:3)
- “But when Rebecca also had conceived at once of Isaac our father. For when the children were not yet born, nor had done any good or evil (that the purpose of God according to election might stand) . . .” (Romans 9:10-11)
- “Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3)
- “You knit me in my mother’s womb . . . nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret” (Psalm 139:13,15)
- “You have been my guide since I was first formed . . . from my mother’s womb you are my God” (Psalm 22:10-11).
- “God… from my mother’s womb had set me apart and called me through his grace” (St. Paul to the Galatians 1:15)
- “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13, Deuteronomy 5:17)
- “Do unto others as you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12)
- "Whoever strikes a man so that he dies, he shall be put to death" (Exodus 21:12)
- "Cursed be anyone who takes a bride to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say 'amen'" (Deuteronomony 27:25)
- "Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap, nor gather into a barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" (Matthew 6:26)
- "Do you not know that you are God's temple and the God's spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy and you are that temple." (I Corinthians 3:16-17)