There is no easy answer to the complex question of whether or not abortion is right or wrong. It is more of an opinion based on ones morals. There are many factors one must look upon in deciding if having an abortion is the choice for them. Such factors being: one's religious standpoint, another factor being the laws that one's country has set restricting or allowing abortion; one may look to the amendments for their jurisdiction. Even past court cases may bring opinions upon people. From whichever standpoint, there is always a controversy . . . and always will be.
Many people are against abortion due to their religious beliefs. But does the Bible say anything specifically on abortion? The Bible never actually mentions the word "abortion". As a result some have concluded that it does not prohibit the practice while others feel it should never be an option. First, it is important to understand that the Bible is uniformly committed to the sanctity of human life. Man is created in the image of God, so to take an innocent life is equivalent to killing God himself. That is the basis for the commandment "Thou shalt not kill." Next we must examine the Bible's teaching on when human life begins. There are numerous verses that can be looked at to help further determine this. Consider Genesis 2:7 -.
"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." .
First, God forms Adam; he forms of dust, a flesh and bloody body. Second, He "breathes into his nostrils the breath of life" and Then man became a living soul. Man did not become a living soul when God created his body. It wasn't until God gave man his first breath did he become a living soul.
Many anti-abortionists feel that the commandment, "Thou shalt not kill," covers the abortion issue. But in the Mosaic Law, God covers the exceptions to this law.