Killing is not a spiritual issue. The suffering, hatred, conflict, and separation resulting from killing are the spiritual issues. The body is just an overcoat, a temporary shell we inhabit. Losing it is of no consequence to the spiritual being we are.
However, when someone kills another person, the killer is angry and violent. The victim goes through a period of great fear and suffering. The family of the killer and the family of the killed are devastated. The culture that kills is an angry, violent, separated culture where there is no peace and no brotherhood. Those are the spiritual issues with killing.
Those on the other side of life explain that any killing has some effect on desensitizing and dehumanizing people. Those are spiritual issues. However, the act of aborting a fetus is not a spiritual issue. Nothing can harm the spirit. If a person is to be born to begin consciousness or to enter the Earth plane for a purpose, that birth will take place, whether now with a woman or later or with another woman. The person will be born.
The issues with abortion that are spiritual are whether the child will be reared in a loving, comfortable atmosphere, without feelings of rejection, anger, or hostility. The issue is whether the mother and father are able to maintain their relationship and peace by rearing the child. What will be the effect on the mother or father if the abortion takes place? What will be the effect if it doesn’t take place?
There are some on the other side of life who describe the consciousness entering a baby when it is born. They describe actually being able to see the process. One speaker suggested that doctors on the other side of life tending to the spirit should be able to team with doctors on the Earth plane tending to the body at the moment of birth.
In the end, however, the issues involved in abortion are for the wellbeing of the child that will be reared, the wellbeing of the mother who will rear the child, and the wellbeing of any other family members affected by the decision. The issue is not one of killing; the spirit cannot be killed.
However, the effects those protesting against abortions have have on people are spiritual concerns. Killing any human being is a physical activity; animosity, conflict, hatred, terror, and inhumanity are spiritual issues.
A church that creates an atmosphere in which people can be violent and cruel to others is at the lowest level of spiritual maturity.
These are the evils in our society today that are antithetical to Yeshua’s teachings and are at a low level of spiritual development:
Between 1989 and 2004, there were 24 murders or attempted murders of personnel at abortion clinics. There were 179 incidents of bombing, arson, or attempts, 10,460 invasions, vandalism incidents, assaults or threats, and 48 incidents of hate mail, harassing calls, or bomb threats. In 1993, Dr. David Gunn was killed by an anti-abortion activist and in 1998 Dr. Barnett Slepian was killed. (“Violence & Harassment at U.S. Abortion Clinics,” Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Retrieved from http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_viol.htm, July 30, 2007).
Today, the families of these men grieve the loss of a husband, father, son, or brother. The killers’ families grieve the loss of their loved one who is now in prison for a heinous crime. The society that spawned the killers still exudes hate that grew as a result of the hate crimes. That society still teaches and acts out of judgment and condemnation from each side to the other of the issue. Those involved in the trials of the murderers maintain memories of hostility and animosity as a result of what they witnessed.
The actions, intentions, and attitudes of the actors on all sides of the issue are antithetical to the teachings of Yeshua. And the spirits of the children who would have been born have gone on to be born later to the same mothers or to different mothers, completely unharmed and unaffected by the trauma that permeated the physical realm as a result of what happened that had absolutely no effect on them.
Abortion is not a spiritual issue, but the hate, conflict, and judgment that people feel on all sides of the debate are spiritual issues.