The Old Testament and Abortion: Why King Soloman Was Pro-Life

Opinion   |   Ellie Saul   |   Jul 17, 2013   |   9:54AM   |   Washington, DC

I have always thought that King Solomon was pro-life because of the heavenly wisdom he displayed in determining the mother of the baby who was alive. His determination was based on the one who chose life. Many argue the relevance of the scriptures for today, yet even the most secular scholars quote proverbs and recognize wisdom from ancient writings. I was pleased recently to note a beautiful theme of life woven through the book of Proverbs that is amazingly relevant to the battle we fight for life.

“My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait to shed blood;Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; We shall find all kinds of precious possessions, We shall fill our houses with spoil.” Proverbs 1:10-13

Solomon advises sternly against the ways of the abortion industry. They lurk secretly under names like “choice” and “Planned Parenthood” to kill innocent lives in exchange for “precious possessions.”

“For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. But they lie in wait for their own blood,They lurk secretly for their own lives. So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners.” Proverbs 1:16, 18-19

Solomon describes the behavior of the abortion industry and those who support it. They haste to shed blood. Their feet run to evil. America recently witnessed Wendy Davis  wearing a suit and running shoes, hastening to defend abortion. Abortion destroys the flesh and blood of the very mother laying on a cold table under the pretense that it is just tissue and her legally protected choice. When in reality, it even destroys the life of the mother if she survives the procedure that kills her own child.

Proverbs 1:28-31 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies. 

Solomon even warns ones who hate knowledge. The abortion industry hates sonogram laws because the truth of the life in the womb destroys their evil plot to profit from killing the life she carries. Businesses who support Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are painfully deceived. There is only one business that profits even temporarily from less people being alive- abortion. Even the abortion industry will die when there are no mothers alive to pay them to kill their children. It is almost as if king Solomon understood the futility of the evil abortion empire in our time.

Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; 



The very means that profit abortion businesses in the short term will destroy them eventually. Kermit Gosnell relied on hiring uneducated employees and even a child to comply with his evil business plan. Abortion providers across the nation rely on ignorance of employees and patrons to keep making money the way that they do. This practice will destroy them according to scripture. The complacency of abortion centers who refuse and file law suits so that they don’t have to comply with safety regulations slay their own business and display to the whole world how little they care about women’s health and how much they only care about money.

LifeNews Note: Ellie Saul lives in quaint Jasper, AL with her husband Andrew. They are passionate lovers of Jesus and live to share His word and love with anyone they meet. Reprinted with permission from the Bound4Life blog.