When asked, what is the origin of abortion, some may quickly refer to Roe vs Wade. This was the 410 US 113 court case when the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. Meaning provision of abortions were made.
Others may recall Planned Parenthood, believed by many to be the largest abortion provider in the world. While no centralized data can prove this, Planned Parent self-reports 323,999 abortions were performed by its services for the year ending September 30, 2015. Admittedly, only voluntary numbers are provided for those to disclose abortions. Currently no required law is provide
d to give the numbers.
Yet, abortions have been performed for 1000 years. Roe vs Wade simply made it legal in United States and allowed more access to abortions openly.
According to Prochoice.org,
In the mid-to-late 1800s states began passing laws that made abortion illegal. The motivations for anti-abortion laws varied from state to state. One of the reasons included fears that the population would be dominated by the children of newly arriving immigrants, whose birth rates were higher than those of “native” Anglo-Saxon women. During the 1800s, all surgical procedures, including abortion, were extremely risky. Hospitals were not common, antiseptics were unknown, and even the most respected doctors had only primitive medical educations. Without today’s current technology, maternal and infant mortality rates during childbirth were extraordinarily high. The dangers from abortion were similar to the dangers from other surgeries that were not outlawed.
As scientific methods began to dominate medical practice, and technologies were developed to prevent infection, medical care on the whole became much safer and more effective. But by this time, the vast majority of women who needed abortions had no choice but to get them from illegal practitioners without these medical advances at their disposal. The “back alley” abortion remained a dangerous, often deadly procedure, while areas of legally sanctioned medicine improved dramatically.
The argument of back-room abortions stemmed from the 1800’s. By 1910 all but one state had criminalized abortions, with exception of necessity. Hence, Roe vs Wade came into fruition.
Prior to current pills and surgery method, poisons and herbs were used. Online research shows the first public known recording of abortion is in 1550 B.C.E. in Egypt, recorded in what is called the Ebers Papyrus (note 2) and in ancient China about 500 B.C.E. as well (note 3).
However, I submit, even before that abortions occurred through sacrifices. Keep in mind abortion is the method of killing a child pre or post term.
According to GotQuestions.org,Ancient Aztecs, Incas, and a few other peoples in South and Central America practiced child sacrifice. The same for the Druids of Europe. The city of Carthage in North Africa contains evidence of child sacrifice related to the worship of Ba’al Hammon, a god imported from Phoenicia. Many Roman writers refer to this barbaric act in Carthage. The bible refers to child sacrifice, most notably to the god Molech, a god of the Ammonites.This sacrifice to Molech continued to at least 146 B.C. in Carthage. The act was in fulfillment of a vow given.
They were buried there between the 8th century B.C. and the fall of Carthage during the third Punic War in 146 B.C. On the burial monuments that sometimes accompanied the urns, there was often inscribed the name or symbol of the goddess Tanit, the main Phoenician female deity, and her consort Ba'al Hammon.' Infants and children were regularly sacrificed to this divine couple.
Sacrificing children continues today as a business in Uganda.
Yet, where did abortions originate?
We see a link between abortions and child sacrifice. Andrew White, M.D. provides non-forced parallels between child sacrifice and abortion.For us murder is once for all forbidden; so even the child in the womb, while yet the mother's blood is still being drawn on to form the human being, it is not lawful to destroy. To forbid birth is only quicker murder. It makes no difference whether one take away the life once born or destroy it as it comes to birth. He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed.30<br>
The most obvious parallel between the rite of child sacrifice and the practice of abortion is the sober fact that the parents actually kill their own offspring. There are however many other parallels. At Carthage the main reason for sacrificing a child was to avert potential dangers in a crisis or to gain success through fulfilling a vow. Today many times when a woman faces an unwanted pregnancy, abortion seems to be the only way to resolve the crisis she finds herself in. The potential danger to reputation, education, career, etc., become overwhelming. To avert the seemingly terrifying consequences of carrying a pregnancy to term, the woman may turn to abortion as a means of escape. Another woman may experience much less of the anxiety and fear that accompany a crisis. She may simply see the pregnancy as an intrusion into her self-serving lifestyle and an obstacle in the way of the road to her success. Sadly this woman's offspring must be sacrificed so that she can continue uninterrupted with her plans for the future.
It is no secret that in American society extramarital sexual intercourse (fornication and adultery) is the cause of most pregnancies that end in abortion.
If we move further back in history, we see textual reference to the origin of abortion. Most of these references forbids the act of abortion.One Jewish apocalyptic visionary work known as the Sibylline Oracles (written sometime between the 100 B.C. and 100 A.D.) predicts: "Those who licentiously defiled the flesh; and all who loosed the maiden’s girdle for secret intercourse; and all who caused abortions; and all who unlawfully cast away their offspring; and sorcerers and sorceresses with them; the wrath of the heavenly and immortal God shall drive all these against a pillar around which in a circle flows an unending river of fire," (Sibylline Oracles 2.280-84).The first-century Jewish historian, Josephus, recorded that:The Babylonian Talmud likewise reports an interpretation of Genesis 9:6 and the prohibition against shedding human blood by Rabbi Ishmael (late first/early second century):"The law, moreover, enjoins us to bring up all our offspring and forbids women to cause abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind," (Josephus, Against Apion Book 2, Chapter 29, Section 202).“On the authority of Rabbi Ishmael, it was said: [A murderer is executed] even for the murder of an embryo. What is Rabbi Ishmael's reason? Because it is written, ‘Whosoever sheddeth the blood of man within a man, his blood shall be shed.’ What is a man within a man? An embryo in his mother's womb,” (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 57b).“Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is begotten,” (Didache Chapter 2). Later in the second century, Christian apologist "Athenagoras" wrote:“We say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder and will have to give an account to God for the abortion,” (Athenagoras, A Plea for the Christians, Chapter 35). And the Latin theologian, Tertullian, explained: "In our case, murder being once for all forbidden, 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 whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. That is a man which is going to be one; you have the fruit already in its seed,” (Tertullian, Apology, Chapter 9).I submit to you the true origin of abortion was given to man by The Watchers found in the book of Enoch. Enoch was a prophet who lived in the days before the flood (Gen. 5:22-24; Heb. 11:5; Jude 1:14-15). His book is quoted in the book of Jude (Jude 1:14-15 is quoting 1Enoch 1:9) The book of Enoch chapter 69, verse 12 states:And the fifth is named Kasdeja; he has taught the sons of men all the wicked beatings of the spirits and the demons, the beatings of the birth in the womb, that it [i.e. the birth] fall, and the beatings of the soul, the bites of the serpent, and the beatings.We see here the Watcher named Kasdeja taught the act of abortion. This time period was prior to Noah’s flood account. The Watchers were spiritual beings who came to Earth due to their own desires. I mention this in my book (supernatural novel) Sight and Sound.
In summary, abortion was made mainstream within United States after Roe vs Wade. However, the act of abortion is linked to child sacrifice. This same ritual (abortion or ritual sacrifice) incurred originally by the Watcher named Kasdeja. This same act has been ongoing from history to present.#AuthorMattCole