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April 29, 2015

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The fetal homicide bill is poorly written because it implies that abortion is a "medical procedure" and abortifacients are "medicine". Pro-lifers should never write pro-abortion propaganda into their bills.

I had a conversation with a pro-choice respondent on the STR blog some time ago who readily admitted that the determination of the fetus as a human can literally change day by day depending on whether the mother wants to carry the baby to term or not.

He could not comprehend how ludicrous that sounds and that we don't carry that line of thinking into any other situation, moral or otherwise. At least some pro-choice proponents understand the hypocrisy of such a stance.

The horror here is the pro-choice people have determined that NOTHING is unlawful/immoral if the person chooses to do it...and they know it! They do not care. The only right in their eyes is choice. Life be damned. Murder be dammed. Right...wrong...be damned. This hardening of the heart is frightening.

I don't know why anyone is surprised by the direction that culture that is based on the abomination of capitalism only caring about what they want, not what is right. It's a natural teleology.

The Bible seems pretty clear that it's a lot less than murder. You only get fined for fetacide, no death unless you kill the mother.

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. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life.
Exodus 21:22-23

Infanticide isn't a huge crime either:

And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver.
Leviticus 27:6

Jose, that isn't correct. If no further harm has occurred beyond the baby coming out, then the baby hasn't died. But if there is harm (which would include the death of the baby), then they must pay life for life, etc. The "harm" isn't confined to what happens to the woman in these verses. The fine is for premature birth, not for the death of the child. You can read more about this here.

Leviticus 27:6 is about vows, not killing people. It's the redemption price for vows of dedication to the Lord. There's no infanticide in that verse, either. From the ESV Study Bible:

In Israel, a man may make a vow to the Lord dedicating himself or a member of his family. This pledge entails service in the sanctuary. However, because non-Levites cannot serve on the temple grounds, a person may be freed from this service by making a payment to the sanctuary.

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