In the first half of the last century approximately 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians and 10 million Christians and priests were killed having done nothing worthy of capital punishment. Those holocausts were brought about by Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Those things were permitted by the apathy and ignorance of their people. The number of lives lost in those events has been exceeded by those lost in the present day holocaust. Since 1973 48 million innocent helpless unborn American babies have been killed. The number grows by 1.5 million per year.
The things that live in the womb of their pregnant mothers have their own blood, bones, muscles, senses, reflexes, heart, brain, DNA. Those things are all detectable early in pregnancy. They have measurable brain activity, pulse rate and many other things in common with those of us who have been born. Often medical tests and corrective surgeries are performed on babies before they are born.
The differences between an unborn baby and a newborn are few. Bones grow before and after birth. Hair grows before and after birth. Teeth grow before and after birth. Occasionally children are born with teeth. The baby has a growing intellect at birth. The fact that premature babies also have a growing intellect is evidence that full-term babies had that before birth. Coming out of the womb does not suddenly produce an intellect. It does not suddenly produce a person.
The main differences between newborn children and unborn children are their size and their sources of nourishment and oxygen. An unborn baby gets his nourishment and oxygen from the body of his mother through the umbilical cord while the newborn gets his nourishment through his mouth and digestive system and oxygen through his lungs. Birth is a simple change of location of the baby.
Thou shalt not kill should be enough reason that abortions should not be done. Unborn babies are demonstrably alive.
The Bible teaches that God knew us and had plans for us before we were conceived. We existed in the mind of our Creator before we existed physically. The Bible teaches that he knew us all the while we were growing in our mothers* wombs. We existed in our mother*s womb in the form that God intended for the time God intended.
Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Psalms 139:13: For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother*s womb.
Isaiah 49:1: Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
Isaiah 49:5: And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Luke 1:41: And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
Galatians 1:15: But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother*s womb, and called me by his grace,
Psalms 127:3-5: Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
We have been created by God. God owns what he creates. Only He has the right to destroy what He creates.
Psalms 100:3: Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psalms 119:73: Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
We are created in God*s image. When men destroy something that is created in the image of God it is a slap at God.
Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
This is what will stop the present holocaust:
2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
All that is needed for evil to succeed is for decent human beings to do nothing.