For those who hold the Bible to be true, there is no question that life begins at conception. David claims as much in Ps. 139:13-16, where he says that God wove “Him” together. David did not say that God wove together the substance that would become him.
It is clear that if the fertilized egg is left, then a child will come forth. There is no question. The egg will not produce anything other than a child. It is not a part of the mother, and it is not a clump of cells. The thing in a woman is a child and to stop its growth is killing it. It is murder.
This is what the newest bill in South Carolina will say.
Christian News reports
Lawmakers in South Carolina are currently considering a bill that would declare that the unborn have protection as persons.
Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant recently introduced S. 217, also known as the Personhood Act of South Carolina. It simply recognizes that both the federal and state Constitutions acknowledge God as being the Creator of life and the bestower of liberty.
“The General Assembly acknowledges that all persons are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” it reads in part. “The General Assembly acknowledges that personhood is God-given, as all men are created in the image of God.”
“The rights guaranteed by Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution of this State, that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law nor denied the equal protection of the laws, vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human being,” the bill continues.
This by inference will make the practice of abortion murder. If the child is recognized as a person, and if the rights of all people are demanded in the name of these unborn persons, then the killing of that person demands the same penalty as the killing of any person.
This is why there were so many coming out to oppose the passage of this bill. It would mean a complete and absolute end to the killing of babies in the state.
And this is what God says that the state is given its authority for; this authority is to punish and restrict evil (Rom. 13:1-6). And as the Church, we should support and encourage such laws. It is our duty to press the Crown Rights of Jesus Christ and promote His Covenant Law.
May God grant the Legislation of South Carolina the strength and courage to do their duty by passing and enforcing this law.