Quotations from the early Church  Fathers on the Murdering Unborn Children by Abortion.


              The Didache ca 120 A. D.

              "Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion."  2:2

              "The Way of Death is filled with people who are
              ... murderers of children and abortionists of
              God's creatures."  5:1-2

          The Epistle or Barnabas ca 125 A.D.

              "Thou shalt love thy neighbor more than thy own
              life. Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion."
          The Apocalypse of Peter ca 135 A.D.

              "I saw a gorge in which the discharge and
              excrement of the tortured ran down and became
              like a lake. There sat women, and the discharge
              came up to their throats; and opposite them sat
              many children, who were born prematurely,
              weeping. And from them went forth rays of fire
              and smote the women on the eyes. These were
              those who produced children outside of marriage
              and who procured abortions." -26

              "Those who slew the unborn children will be
              tortured forever, for God wills it to so."  -2:264
         Clement of Alexandria ca 150-180 A.D.

              "Our whole life can go on in observation of the
              laws of nature, if we gain dominion over our
              desires from the beginning and if we do not kill,
              by various means of a perverse art, the human
              offspring, born according to the designs of divine
              providence; for these women who, if order to
              hide their immorality, use abortive drugs which
              expel the child completely dead, abort at the same
              time their own human feelings."  -Paedagogus 2
           St. Athenagoras ca 177 A.D.

              "We say that women who induce abortions are
              murderers, and will have to give account of it to
              God. For the same person, would not regard the
              child in the womb as a living being and therefore
              an object of God's care and then kill it.... But we
              are altogether consistent in our conduct. We obey
              reason and do not override it."   -Legatio 35
           Tertullian ca 160-240 A.D.

              "For us [Christians] we may not destroy even the
              fetus in the womb, while as yet the human being
              derives blood from other parts of the body for its
              sustenance. To hinder a birth is merely a speedier
              man-killing; nor does it matter when you take
              away a life that is born, or destroy one that is
              coming to birth. That is a man which is going to
              be one: you have the fruit already in the seed."
              -Apology 9:6

              "They [John and Jesus] were both alive while still
              in the womb. Elizabeth rejoiced as the infant
              leaped in her womb; Mary glorifies the Lord
              because Christ within inspired her. Each mother
              recognizes her child and is known by her child
              who is alive, being not merely souls but also
              -De A ninta 26:4
              Nlititicilis Felix ca 180-225 A.D.

              "There are women who swallow drugs to stifle in
              their own womb the beginnings of a man to be -
              committing infanticide before they even give
              birth to the infant."  -Octavius
              St. Hippolytus ca 170-236 A.D.

              "Reputed believes began to resort to drugs for
              producing Sterility and to gird themselves round,
              so as to expel what was conceived on account of
              their not wanting to have a child either by a slave
              or by any paltry fellow, for the sake of their
              family and excessive wealth. Behold, into how
              great impiety that lawless one has proceeded, by
              inculcating adultery and murder at the same
              time."  -Refutation of all Heresies 9:7
         Council of Eivira ca 305 A.D.

              "If a woman becomes pregnant by committing
              adultery, While her husband is absent, and after
              the act she destroys the child, it is proper to keep
              her from communion until death, because she has
              doubled her crime."  -Canon 63
          St. Basil the Great ca 330-379 A.D.

              "She who has deliberately destroyed a fetus has
              to pay the penalty of murder.... here it is not only
              the child to be born that is vindicated, but also
              the woman herself who made an attempt against
              her own life, because usually the women die in
              such attempts. Furthermore, added to this is the
              destruction of the child, another murder."  -Letter

              "Moreover, those, too, who give drugs causing
              abortion are deliberate murderers themselves, as
              well as those receiving the poison which kills the-
              fetus."  -Letter 188:2
           St. Ambrose of Milan ca 339-397 A.D.

              The wealthy, in order that their inheritance may
              not be divided among several, deny in the very
              womb their own progeny. By use of' parricidal
              mixtures they snuff out the fruit of their wombs
              in the genital organs themselves. In this way life
              is taken away before it is born .... Who except
              man himself has taught us ways of repudiating
              children?"  -Hexameron
           St. Jerome ca 342-420 A.D.

              "They drink potions to ensure sterility and are
              guilty of murdering a human being not yet
              conceived. Some, when they learn that they are
              with child through sin, practice abortion by the
              use of drugs. Frequently they die themselves and
              are brought before the rulers of the lower world
              guilty of three crimes: suicide, adultery against
              Christ, and murder of an unborn child."  -Letter
          The Apostolic Constitutions ca 380 A.D.

              "Thou shalt not slay the child by causing
              abortion, nor kill that which is begotten. For
              everything that is shaped, and his received a soul
              from God, if slain, it shall be avenged, as being
              unjustly destroyed." ,-7:3
           St. John Chrysostom ca 340-407 A.D.

              "Why sow where the ground makes it its care to
              destroy the fruit? Where there are many efforts at
              abortion? Where there is murder before the birth?
              For you do not even let the harlot remain a mere
              harlot, but make her a murderer also. You see
              how drunkenness leads to whoredom, whoredom
              to adultery, adultery to murder; or rather
              something even worse than murder. For I have
              no real name to give it, since it does not destroy
              the thing born but prevents its being born. Why
              then do you abuse the gift of God and fight with
              His laws, and follow after what is a curse as if a
             blessing, and make the place of procreation a
              chamber for murder, and arm the woman that
              was given for childbearing unto slaughter?
              -Homily 24 on Romans

              For those who would say that the early Church
              was silent on the question of murdering unborn children,
              even the few select quotations quoted above from the
              Church Fathers give witness to the contrary.

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Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of God made he man.

Numbers 35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are:
for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the
blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

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