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I believe abortion is wrong but what if the woman's life is in danger from the pregnancy?


Thank you for your honest question about abortion. I am sorry that you are facing such a difficult dilemma. It may be that, by the time this reply reaches you, a decision has already been made, but I will try to give you a useful answer, in case the decision has not been made.

I understand that you believe, as I do, that abortion is wrong, because an unborn baby is a gift of God and a valid human life. What I do not know is whether your question is about yourself or someone else that you care about. It is a very difficult situation when one pregnancy has already been terminated for medical reasons. I should think that the expectant mother would be very apprehensive about embarking on another pregnancy. 

I wonder whether the expectant mother has received medical advice? Under British law, she has the right to decide whether to continue with her pregnancy, based on this advice and her own convictions, with the consent of two doctors. I am guessing that she shares your conviction that an unborn child is a valid human being. In my view, God is involved in this decision and the parents should pray about the situation, asking Him to guide and help them. This involves the sincere willingness to do His will. He wants to be involved in your life and in all your decisions.

I wonder whether you know Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord? Human beings, regardless of whether we have had or approved an abortion, are all sinners who have broken God's laws. We need to repent of our sins and seek His forgiveness. He gave His Son to take the punishment for our sins.

"God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

Are you ready to believe in Jesus and trust Him as your Saviour and Lord? If you invite Him to do so, He will enter your life to help and guide you in this situation. He loves both the disabled mother and the unborn baby, as he does all people, and He is able to guide in this situation.

I wonder, too, whether you have other Christians to support you at this difficult time? I would encourage you to involve yourself in a good local church and to seek the help and advice of the pastor or other leaders, as well as their prayers. I know that they would be only too willing to do so. 

I do hope this general answer to your question goes some way to helping you find peace in this situation, as well as peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site:

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