Abortion as we know it today was not practiced in biblical times, and the Bible never specifically mentions the issue of abortion. It is clear from the Scriptures that an unborn baby is known by the Lord, even from the time of conception (Psalm 139:13-16). A God of pure justice would not punish children for sins they never committed, for the Bible teaches us that the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Neither an unborn child nor an aborted baby has had the opportunity to sin and therefore is not subject to the judgment reserved for sinners. Further, God reveals Himself as a God who is good (Psalm 52:1) and as the perfect Judge (Genesis 18:25). In this Genesis passage we find Abraham express the heartfelt thought, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" The answer is an emphatic "yes." A good, righteous and holy God would not punish an unborn child with an eternity in hell. Psalm 145:17 tells us, "The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works." Without a specific passage that answers the initial question asked about the souls of aborted babies, and based on God's love, His goodness, His righteousness, and His perfect justice, it is appropriate to conclude that these precious children are immediately in the presence of God when their lives are cut short by the act of an abortion.
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Last edited at 3:19PM on 11/26/2012
My question is, how do the babies look like in heaven, because if an abortion is done on a 3 month old pregnant women, the baby is considered an organism but not really looks like a "baby". So the baby will be in heaven looking like a giant egg yolk or something (like a giant cell)? I just find it weird.
Weird! I was just talking about this with someone else. I saw a debate about abortion awhile back. The pro life person said that aborted embryos go to heaven. The pro choice lady said, "So, we're doing them a favor then?" It was a crass response, but it brought the pro lifer up short. He didn't know how to respond to that.
I believe the answer according to Catholic Doctrine is no. Babies are placed in what is referred to in dogma as Limbo. The reason is that all being are born with an "Original Sin" and can only be purged through the Sacrament of Baptism. I'm sure other religion might have a different view.
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Obvious, there are millions of women who have to deal with this thought every day from a decision they have made in their past. Since you are an atheist, we know what you believe happens to aborted babies...nothing. But try to be a kittle more considerate of those who DO have to wonder. A best friend of mine deals with this everyday from her past 30 years ago. That's a long long time. I am just offering another perspective on asking a question like this. You know your answer, so just bringing this up...I find cruel.
Do u really want all babies aborted? are u a parent? would u kill ur baby or child to save them as u say? im so confused by this because ur asking everyone why not abort all babies but why get pregnant in the first place?
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You ask the most interesting , thought provoking questions! What you're saying is that if you buy into the whole salvation and heaven and hell thing, aborted "children" would automatically go to "heaven" and the would-be mother and the abortionist could ask for forgiveness and ultimately everyone would be in "heaven". Sounds like a plan to me. This would ensure that every soul ends up in heaven and severely weaken Satan's army.