Is Teen Abortion WrongQUESTION: Is teen abortion wrong?ANSWER:
If you are asking "is teen abortion wrong" it may be that you or a close friend find yourself in this desperate situation. Being a pregnant teenager is not an easy situation. The easiest solution for some would be to terminate the unborn child's life.
You may be asking some very complex questions:
- Will anyone find out if I have an abortion? Will I be able to keep it a secret?
- Are there side effects? Will it hurt?
- Will I change sexual activities so this doesn't happen again? Will I use birth control or abstain from sexual activity in the future?
- Will I have a greater respect for life?
- Will I be filled with regret and guilt following the procedure?
- Will I be angry with family and friends for not offering more support?
- Could I ever forgive myself?
- Should I consider adoption?
These are important questions to consider even as the quick answer of abortion looms in your mind.
What about God? Will he sanction your abortion?
Proverbs 6:16-19 says, "Here are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers."
In God's eyes, abortion is wrong.
The unborn child is innocent. The unborn child had no part to play in the circumstances leading up to his/her conception. Aborting the unborn child is shedding innocent blood. Planning or devising ways to accomplish an abortion is wrong as well.
Following a one-time desperate measure to deal with a desperate situation can result in a cycle of guilt, fear, shame, exposure to STD, promiscuity, more unwanted pregnancies, future infertility, and unfulfilling relationships.
So, if you are asking, "Is teen abortion wrong," consider the consequences of your actions.
If you have already had an abortion, you may be asking, "Will God forgive me?"
God wants to forgive, repair, and rejuvenate your life. The circumstances that you are in have not taken God by surprise.