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Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Atrocious to Destroy a Foetus in the Womb

Atrocious to Destroy a Foetus in the Womb

Exodus 21:22; Jeremiah 1:5

The foetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and it is almost a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a foetus in the womb before it has come to light.

John Calvin (1509 – 1564)

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