The Christian God Was Never Pro-Life

With the rapid amount of strict abortion laws passing in states (Currently: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississipi, Missouri, Ohio, Utah), I decided it was time for me to write this post. 

A few years ago, I made it my goal to read the Bible, to actually read it. I didn't get far as the God in the bible is nothing like the one at church. I think that is the real problem with Christians. They trust everything their pastor, father, preacher, etc tell them, but never took the time to actually read what was written.

The "God" in the Bible was a murderer, and very violent. He was not as kind or loving as everyone says he is and certainly didn't value life, as he preferred killing over eradicating sin. 

God killed a lot or often tested his followers' loyalty by asking them to kill, often their own children, but here are just some passages where God committed mass murders:

 2 Kings 2:23-24
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys. 

Genesis 19:24-25
Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.

Judges 14:19
Then the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of everything and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he returned to his father’s home. 

Numbers 16:31-35
As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions. They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community. At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, “The earth is going to swallow us too!” And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.

So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped. But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah.

Let's also not forget the story of Noah's Ark, where God drowned the whole world (Genesis 5:32-10:1).

Not only did God, someone who is supposed to value life, kill people, often innocents (like the Egyptian babies), he actually performed abortions (ripping babies from pregnant women).

Here are passages from the Bible where God talks about abortion and killing the unborn:

Exodus 21:22-25
If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely[a] but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows.

Basically, the baby is the father's "property," so if the baby dies, the offender just has to pay a fine.

Numbers 5:20-22 
But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having sexual relations with a man other than your husband”— here the priest is to put the woman under this curse—“may the Lord cause you to become a curse[b] among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell. May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries.”

Basically, if the woman is guilty of an affair, she will have an abortion. Thus God is okay with abortion when the baby is conceived out of adultery.

2 Kings 15:16
At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.

So much for the sanctity of life, he ripped babies out of pregnant women.

Hosea 9:10-16
Even if they rear children, I will bereave them of every one. Woe to them when I turn away from them!

Doesn't sound like God really cares about children, does it?

Hosea 13:16
The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.

More ripping of babies out of pregnant women and killing of children, doesn't sound like a very pro-life God, does it?

Even Jesus showed little concern for the unborn and children at the anticipated "End of Times:"

Matthew 24:19 
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!

One more thing, the bible even states that the ability to breathe is the first sign of life: 

Genesis 2:7
Then the Lord God formed a man[a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 

Job 34: 14-15
If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit[a] and breath, all humanity would perish together and mankind would return to the dust. 

Isaiah 42:5
This is what God the Lord says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:

God only ever talks about breathing as being a sign of life, nothing about heartbeats.

Final Thoughts

If you are pro-life, don't use God or the Bible as your leader or resource. He's not the best role model as he killed the unborn and born, and even states that breathing is a requirement for life, not a heartbeat.

If you are pro-life, that's totally fine, but your belief is not the law of the land. The constitution specifically states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion... (source)

So please stop forcing your beliefs onto everyone else.

I am personally scared to live in a world where I would have no choice. Basically living the Handmaid's Tale, or if you want a real-life example, Romania had an abortion ban and it wasn't pretty:

When communism collapsed in Romania in 1989, an estimated 170,000 children were found warehoused in filthy orphanages. Having previously been hidden from the world, images emerged of stick-thin children, many of whom had been beaten and abused. Some were left shackled to metal bed frames. (source)

Forcing people who don't want children to have children is only going to create emotionally unstable children, who will later turn into mentally unstable adults.

We, as a society, need to stop focusing on the unborn and start focusing on the lives already in this world, that are already breathing.

We need to improve our sex education programs. Birth control needs to be more affordable, if not made free (It's ironic how the same people who are against abortion are also often against birth control), and we need to work on catching rapists and stop blaming victims.

Rapists should not have any parental rights should the woman decide to have the baby despite the circumstances. The fact that rapists have more rights than women is sickening.

So if you are truly pro-life, then start putting more effort into preventing unwanted pregnancies, rather than only caring once the woman is pregnant. Otherwise, you are just pro-birth.

Suggested Reading:

God Is So Not Pro-Life
​God's 12 Biggest Dick Moves in the Old Testament
Examples of God personally killing people
Old Testament Mass Killings
What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion
Convicted rapist gets joint custody of victim’s child
In 7 US states, rape victims can be legally forced to share custody of their children with their rapist fathers