Focus on the Family

Our Position (Abortion)

Focus on the Family opposes abortion under all circumstances, except in the rare instance when the mother's life is threatened by continuing the pregnancy.

by Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

At Focus on the Family, we are dedicated to defending the sanctity of human life, and by human life we mean God's creation from fertilization to natural death. In the beginning, God created the earth and everything in it, including humans. As it says in Psalm 139:13, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."

We believe that every human, in every condition from the single cell stage of development to natural death, is made in God's image and possesses inestimable worth. Abortion runs contrary to these beliefs.