Quotes by Paul Chappell
Abortion – often referred to as the legal, systematic elimination of the most vulnerable members in our society – is one of the most heinous crimes known to man. I vehemently oppose it, and I ardently agree with the scriptural teaching regarding the origin of life at conception. My goal as a Christian has never been to force others to agree with me. Instead, my goal has been to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Abortion is a subject mentioned in political debates, but is primarily a subject found deep in the Word of God.
[In the Bible] the word “child” or “babe” is significant. The Greek word used for the pre-born is the same as the born. God does not distinguish the soul of the pre-born from the soul of one who has been born. God sees both as souls – children – who He has created.
Medieval authorities determine a person to be “alive” if there is either a detectable heartbeat or brain-wave activity. With that in mind, it is eye-opening to realize that unborn children have detectable heartbeats at two and one-half weeks and detectable brain-wave activity five and one-half weeks after conception. What is so shocking is that essentially one hundred percent of all abortions occur after the seventh week of pregnancy.
Former Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop said, “In thirty-five years of medicine I have never seen one case where abortion was necessary to save a mother’s life.”