The case for life

The Argument Against Abortion in 250 Words
By all means, preach a biblical view of human value. But students in local churches also need to know how to make an essential pro-life argument and convey it to non-Christians. The basic shape of that argument looks like this:

Premise #1: It is wrong to intentionally kill innocent human beings.

Premise #2: Abortion intentionally kills innocent human beings.

Conclusion: Therefore, abortion is morally wrong.

Pro-life advocates defend that argument with science and philosophy.

We argue from science that the unborn are distinct, living, and whole human beings. You didn’t come from an embryo; you once were an embryo.

We argue from philosophy that there is no relevant difference between you the embryo and you the adult that justifies killing you at that earlier stage of development. Differences of size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency are not good reasons for saying you could be killed then but not now.
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  1. I'm thinking that the portion of people who endorse euthanasia and the killing of Terri Schiavo have difficulty with the major premiss. It's a utilitarian ethic, and even the notion "this could be, or could have been, you" doesn't seem to get through. Very strange.

  2. I agree with your logic. Human life is human life from the very beginning and should be treated/protected/appreciated as such. I was looking for some ColdFusion stuff but I am glad to have found this.


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