A common charge on Atheist websites is that God is the greatest abortionist.
The reasoning behind this charge is expressed in an article on the website of The Center for Inquiry:
If there is a God, does this God choose life?
Not really. For example, God is the world’s greatest abortionist, and God evidently hates babies.
How many embryos and fetuses never make it to birth? How many babies die in natural childbirth? How many infants die before reaching age five? The statistics are not good. The most hazardous journey of life is the first few months.
The argument seems reasonable enough, at first glance anyway. If God is truly all powerful, all knowing, and sovereign over His creation, isn’t He responsible for infant mortality?
Proverbs 18:17 says, The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.
The Christian evangelist and apologist, Ravi Zacharias, was once the guest on a radio show, when a zealous pro-choice advocate called in to the show. Although the issue of abortion had not even been discussed on the show, the caller asserted that the discussion between Ravi and the host was just a smoke-screen, and that their true agenda was to overturn Roe v. Wade. The caller protested,
It’s my moral right to do what I choose to do with my own body!
Ravi used a tactic often used by Jesus to expose the hypocrisy of the Pharisees: he answered the caller’s question with a question.
All right ma’am, since you brought it up, I’d like to ask you a question. Can you explain something to me? When a plane crashes and some die while others live, a skeptic calls into question God’s moral character, saying that he has chosen some to live and others to die on a whim; yet you say it is your moral right to choose whether the child within you should live or die. Does that not sound odd to you? When God decides who should live or die, he is immoral. When you decided who should live or die, it’s your moral right.
The caller had no answer. She just hung up.
Let that sink in for a moment. Selah.