50 Pro-Life Passages in Scripture

Often times we, and many pastors as well, will hear from pro-abortion advocates that our religious beliefs should not be infused into politics - especially not the issue of abortion. The claim has been made that God is silent on the issue of abortion and that the Bible does not uphold our strong conviction of life at conception. The truth is that God has much to say on the issue and that the topics of life, abortion, children, and the protection of life are recurring throughout the whole Bible.

We have taken the liberty of compiling a list of 50 pro-life passages of scripture for your review and study.

God Is the Creator of Life

Genesis 1:27, 2:7; Job 12:10; Psalm 139:13-16; 1 Samuel 2:6; Job 31:15; Isaiah 64:8; Nehemiah 9:6; Job 33:4; Acts 17:24-25; Job 10:8-12; Psalm 100:3; Colossians 1:16

Children Are a Gift from God

Genesis 18:10-14; Genesis 48:9; Proverbs 17:6; Genesis 25:21; 1 Samuel 1:19-20; Isaiah 8:18; Genesis 29:31-35; Psalm 113:9; Hosea 9:11; Genesis 30:1-2, 22-23; Psalm 127:3-5; Genesis 33:5; Psalm 128:3

Personhood Begins at Conception

Job 10:8-12; Jeremiah 20:17a; Luke 1:35-38; Psalm 51:5; Matthew 1:18-20

Personhood Exists in the Womb

Genesis 16:11a; Psalm 71:5-6; Isaiah 49:1, 5a; Genesis 25:22-24; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:5; Job 3:11, 16; Ecclesiastes 5:15a; Hosea 12:3a; Job 31:15; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:13-15; Psalm 22:9-10; Isaiah 44:2, 24; Luke 1:39-44; Psalm 58:3, 8b; Isaiah 46:3; Galatians 1:15a

Rape or Incest and Abortion

Genesis 19:36-38; Deuteronomy 24:16; Romans 8:28; Genesis 38:13-26; Ruth 4:18-22; Ephesians 5:20; Genesis 50:20; Matthew 1:3

God’s View of Abortion

Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 30:19; Matthew 19:18b; Exodus 23:7; Proverbs 6:16-19; Romans 13:9a, 10a;

Sacrifice of Children Forbidden

Exodus 1:15-17; Deuteronomy 18:10a, 12; Psalm 106:31-38; Leviticus 18:21, 24, 30; 2 Kings 16:3; Jeremiah 32:35; Leviticus 20:1-5; 2 Kings 17:17; Ezekiel 16:20-21; Deuteronomy 12:31; 2 Kings 21:6

Punishment for Causing an Abortion

Exodus 21:22-25; Proverbs 28:17a; Amos 1:13; Deuteronomy 27:25a