Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting biblical answers to tough questions


August 31, 2023

Q: Is abortion acceptable to save the life of the mother?

A: This is not an easy question to answer. Oh, I can spout off Bible verses sitting in a comfortable office chair easily enough, but I know that the doctors and nurses who serve us in the medical community have to face the realities that come from these choices, and so do families who are facing a wide variety of heart-breaking situations. My heart and prayers go out to each one of you (Matthew 7:13-14).

Under what circumstances is the taking of human life acceptable? The Bible does list a few: during a justified war (Psalm 144:1; etc.)...

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