There will be many who hesitate to support or will oppose SB13 (Joseph Silk’s bill to criminalize abortion as murder)#1, bringing up the straw man argument “in the case of the life of the mother”.
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop answered the dilemma in this way: “Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for an abortion is a smoke screen. In my thirty-six years in pediatric surgery I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life.”
There are numerous testimonies out there where mothers were urged to kill their children in these rare circumstances. The mothers instead chose to honor God and life, both child and mother were saved. *2 *3
Life is precious and a gift from our Creator. In no instance do you play “God” and intentionally take an innocent life. In the rare case of “the life of the mother” such as an ectopic pregnancy, you would simply deliver the child early on and do everything possible to save the child.