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Human Life Begins At The First Heartbeat, During The Third Week After Conception.

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(And life ends immediately after the last heartbeat, unless extraordinary means are used to extend it. Thus the beginning and the end of normal human life are defined by the first and last heartbeats.)

Jesus Teaches Us Always To Seek The Truth

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall
make you free." ( John 8:32 KJV)

We may have strong feelings and beliefs about a subject such as abortion, but some of our feelings and beliefs might be false. Jesus teaches us to seek the truth, no matter where it leads.

Christians Search The Bible For Moral Truth And Guidance

The Bible is the inspired written Word of God, sufficient to guide all human action, for all people, at all times. Although its Source is infallible, the Bible itself is not perfectly infallible because fallible humans have introduced human error into it. Also, the Bible cannot always be understood literally, because it contains figures of speech which are never intended to be taken literally. Nevertheless, the Bible is the highest written authority in all matters which it discusses. And if it is properly understood and properly applied, it is a sufficient moral guide for all human action.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

"That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished
unto all good works."

(2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV)

The Bible Prohibits The Taking Of Innocent Life

This prohibits abortion (after life begins) in all but the most extreme cases of necessity.

Exodus 23:7 (KJV)
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay
thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Deuteronomy 19:10 (KJV)
That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God
giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

Deuteronomy 27:25 (KJV)
Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the
people shall say, Amen.

Psalm 106:38 (KJV)
And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their
daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land
was polluted with blood.

Proverbs 6:17 (KJV)
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

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