Sanctity of Life Issues
Human beings, having been created in the image of God, should be protected in all stages of life from conception to natural death. Abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, mercy killing, etc., are morally wrong because these acts violate the character of God and the sanctity of creatures made in His own image.
For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You. Psalm 139:13-18
“Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man. Genesis 9:6
“You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13
Violence against innocent human beings is therefore violence against God Himself.