Sunday, June 8, 2008

John Calvin on the Unborn Baby and the Horror of Abortion

"...for the fetus, 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 fetus in the womb before it has come to light."

• Protestant theologian John Calvin(1509-1564), Commentaries on the Four Last Books of Moses, Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, published 1950, 3:41,42.
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from a flyer of Presbyterians Pro-life, downloadable as a PDF file