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‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders

will be subject to judgment.’ - Mat 5:21

 

Abortion in India has been legal since 1971 and there are about 11 million abortions performed each year. In our country, current ratio of abortion is 452 per 1000 live births and more than 50% of these abortions are unsafe. Approximately 20,000 women die annually due to unsafe abortions in India, and many more suffer from permanent or temporary disability. More towards abortion for girls because in India, there are less than 93 women for every 100 men. 4 million women a year undergo unsafe abortions, resulting in 18,000 deaths.

 

As per India’s abortion laws only qualified doctors, under stipulated conditions, can perform abortion on a woman in an approved clinic or hospital. Buying medical abortion pills from a pharmacy Pharmacists estimate costs below 600 rupees whereas going through a doctor- 3,000 rupees.

 

Premarital relationship, Rape or incest, unexpected pregnancy, prevailing health issues, Has problems with relationship or wants to avoid single parenthood, Poverty, Student or planning to study ,Career plans , education plans , unemployment are some of the reason for Abortion.

 

Major Problem

One woman dies of abortion every 2 hours and between 1980 and 2010, they estimate, four to 12 million girls were aborted because of their sex.

 

250,000 births were examined in national surveys to calculate the difference in the girl-boy ratio for second births in families in which the first-born child had been a girl. Also it was found that this ratio fell from 906 girls per 1,000 boys in 1990 to 836 girls per 1,000 boys in 2005, an annual decline of 0.52%.

 

According to WHO, every year in the world an estimated 40-50 million women faced with an unplanned pregnancy decide to have an abortion. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.

 

Prayer Points:

1. Pray for God’s mercy upon our land and redeem from curse of abortion

2. Pray that people should come to that abortion is sin (killing lives) against Lord & repent from their impure activities

3. Pray for people who commit sex before marriage, adultery which defile our nation should be delivered from spirit of Lust Pray that strict law should be enabled against abortion

4. Pray for salvation of people committing abortion.

 Source: Census India, Wikipedia, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, WHO, Times of India

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