The God-designed (?) human reproductive system creates in fertile men trillions of sperm, the vast majority dying, producing only a few progeny. Trillions die never fulfilling their potential to produce a human being. A pathetically flawed inefficient means of reproduction, especially if devised by an intelligent designer.
The God-designed human reproductive system creates in fertile women thousands of ova, the vast majority dying, producing only a few progeny. Thousands die never fulfilling their potential to produce a human being. A pathetically flawed means of reproduction, especially if devised by an intelligent designer.
God allows to die or executes approximately half of all gestations by missed spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). Millions die never fulfilling their potential to be a human being. A pathetically flawed means of reproduction. God--the most prolific abortionist of all?
God by inelegant unintelligent design causes or allows myriad complications of birthing, resulting in fetal and/or maternal death. Millions of babies have died during delivery and during the neonatal period, abandoned by God for millennia, never fulfilling their full human potential. And for hundreds of years, clerical hiarchy of the Catholic Church have debated whether a baby that dies without being baptized goes to Hell or Limbo. Shameful! Ludicrous! A pathetically flawed means of reproduction. Intelligent design?
God by inelegant unintelligent design creates or allows myriad complications of pregnancy/delivery resulting in terrible maternal death rates from time immemorial. Mothers dead, babies deprived of their milk, their love, their nurture. Recall the millions of women abandoned by God for millennia who have died in childbirth and the extraordinary death rate of children who were not provided maternal or divine protection. Intelligent design? It was not God that was their savior but modern medical science.
God’s failure to command against rape and incest, to prevent rape and incest, creates circumstances that lead to abortions. Shame on Him!
And who between mother and fetus does He value more when one must die? And if the one not saved is in a “better place”, what difference should it make to us?
And is not every aborted fetus loved by God? Even if not sprinkled with holy water? Would not a loving God gather up these aborted tiny spirits and rekindle their lives?
And if He is real and demands judgment for the mother who by circumstances, whether under her control or not, has an abortion, will He not pass His judgment for eternity? The temporal judgment of delusional egotistical human beings assuming His regency, His surrogacy, is an abominable abortion of justice. And so His judgment shall also be upon those who presume to administer divine punishment.
And might He judge Himself for His own actions and failures? Should He condemn humane intervention when He gave us intelligence and empathy to intervene? It seems wrong to make the merit and to punish it as well.