Punishment for Murder?

Today’s newspaper says, “Texas Lawmaker: Punish Women for Having Abortions” (June 8, 2019). Ron Wright said that “women who have abortions should be punished.” Reportedly, Wright says, “As far as I’m concerned, they commit murder.” “I will not cower from pro-abortion radicals who push an agenda of death.”

This was discussed from a humanistic, relativistic perspective. No one referred to the Scripture: “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:6; cf. Romans 13:1-5). Thus, society should execute those who shed the innocent blood of others, including mothers who kill their children and doctors who perform abortions—the murder of little babies.

Will this ever be done? Obviously not. However, it’s good to keep in mind God’s will in this matter. If He gives life (and He does), He alone has the right to take away life.

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