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The Reason Why The Conservatives Are Pro-Life
The diminishing number of abortion clinics in US must be related to a portion of the people of US which is against the practice of abortion. This portion of people is conservative in their ideology and these people call themselves as Pro-Life, as opposed to the liberals who are Pro-Choice, the people who support the practice of abortion.
The conservative values are traditional values which uphold firmly the religious values, in this case the values in Christianity. To support it, below are the articles from The Bible which show that the fetus inside the womb of a pregnant woman is already a human being. And this is the reason why the conservatives whose values are religious values strongly ban the practices of abortion.
Jeremiah 1:5 New International Version (NIV)
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Psalm 139:13-18 New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
Luke 1:39-45 New International Version (NIV)
Mary Visits Elizabeth
39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
If we pay attention to the three articles above we find out the reason of why the conservatives oppose the practice of abortion. For them, doing abortion is the same as killing a human being. But since the principle of governing the people while living on earth is secular and not religious, there has been a compromise between the people from the two ideologies (Conservative and Liberal) which only allow the practice of abortion under the conditions :
1. The fetus inside the womb endangers the life of the becoming mother.
2. The zygote or embryo which will become the fetus in the womb is resulted from rape.
3. The zygote or embryo which will become the fetus in the womb is resulted from an incest.