Anti-abortionists commonly call a fetus a baby, and then condemn abortion as “baby killing.” From that leap they quote out of the Bible as if the Bible unanimously condemns baby killing. This sampling shows that the Bible has at times encouraged baby killing.
3(1 Sam. 15:3)
12(2 Kings 8:12)
16(2 Kings 15:16)
12 (Psalm 108:8-12)
29For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!’ (Luke 23:29)
These passages show no moral concern for bring a fetus to full term. Some make the case that the quality of life is as important, if not more important, than being born.
Built into the Christian definition of original sin is when God cursed women to multiply their pain. If this was true, it doesn’t supply much incentive to bring a fetus to full term. Though it empowers the husband to dictate whether or not the mother may be allowed to abort her fetus no matter what her wishes and the danger to her life, it doesn’t apply to unwed fathers.
16“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” (Gen. 3:16)
Sarai’s lament could be interpreted to mean that either God has prevented her from conceiving a baby or from carrying to full term.
If two men are fighting and hurt a pregnant woman so to cause a miscarriage, the only concern is for retribution according to whatever harm is brought to the mother.
23 24 25 (Ex. 21:22-25)
To see the misery of the oppressed makes one think that it is better to be dead. Better yet, it is better to not be born.
3 (Ecc. 4:1-3)
If a man cannot enjoy life’s good things, he is better off having not been born.
5 (Ecc. 6:3-5)