While God gave humanity the authority to kill and eat other forms of life Genesisthe murdering of other human beings is expressly forbidden, with the penalty being death Genesis The sanctity of life should motivate us to combat all forms of evil and injustice that are perpetuated against human life.
The Christian and Missionary Alliance, therefore, is opposed to induced abortion. There is nothing inherently sacred in fallen man.
Abortion may be an option only in the rarest instances, when it is impossible to save the life of both the mother and the unborn child. Discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary, or disproportionate to the expected outcome may be legitimate.
The question is "Why do Christians believe that human life is set apart? Scripture teaches that human life is precious and that murder is wrong Genesis No greater value than this can be assigned to human existence. It therefore has special intrinsic value regardless of how young, old, able-bodied or disabled that life might be.