Dr. Willie Parker, a staunch abortionist, recently released a book entitled “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice” where he boasts about murdering the unborn as he claims to be a Christian doing the work of God. He has expressed the opinion that it’s wrong to call a fetus a baby, that continuing with an unwanted pregnancy is unnecessary suffering, and that Christ himself would be in favor of abortion because it alleviates suffering and is therefore an act of love.
But his views are definitely not in line with scripture. Parker is an example of a minister of Satan masquerading as a minister of righteousness (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). The following passages demonstrate the importance God has placed on life in the womb and how he considers them human:
11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her [Hagar], Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. Genesis 16 (Pregnant women were “with child,” an acknowledgement by the angel of the Lord that fetuses are human.)
22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. Exodus 21 (Killing a woman’s unborn child was a punishable offense.)
5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines. Judges 13 (Samson had a destiny from the time he was a child (human) in the womb.)
10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the Lord hath shewed me that he shall surely die.11 And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.
12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child. 13 And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The Lord hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria. 2 Kings 8 (Both Elisha, a prophet of God, and Hazael, a pagan, acknowledged killing unborn humans was evil.)
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127
5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. Ecclesiastes 11 (The womb with child is the work of God.)
13…thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. Luke 1 (John would have to be human in his mother’s womb to be filled with the Holy Ghost in her womb.)
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: … 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Luke 1
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace… Galatians 1 (God had a personal destiny for Paul even when he was in his mother’s womb.)