The Four Points of Proof for Life: Philosophical

This is part 3 of a 4 part series. See the rest of the Points of Proof articles in the series here. Although there are numerous defenses of the pro-life worldview, this series covers four major areas of pro-life apologetics. We’ve already covered a summary of the biblical and scientific arguments, so let’s move on...

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The Case for Life: Degree of Dependency

Abortion supporters often claim that a baby’s inability to survive outside the mother’s womb should automatically justify abortion. The issue is that the child is still fully dependent on the mother, or, as it is sometimes explained, the fetus is not “viable.” There are major problems with this line of thinking. First, if the standard...

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The Case for Life: Environment

Environment, better understood as the location of the baby, is the E in SLED. When babies are born they move from their mother’s uterus to the outside world. But should the timing of this move determine whether they should live or die? Infamous Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murdering three children after they...

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The Case for Life: Level of Development

The L in the SLED acronym stands for level of development. Many abortion advocates dismiss unborn children, particularly during the first trimester, as a mass of cells or a blob of tissue. This incredibly imprecise reasoning suggests that there is no moral difference between an embryo or fetus and a tumor or cyst, because of...

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The Case for Life: Size

The S in the SLED acronym stands for size. All of us began our lives as a tiny fertilized egg, or zygote, invisible to the naked eye. Over the years, the “smallness” of unborn babies has been cited to justify their murder. Biologically, the human zygote is indisputably a member of the species Homo sapiens....

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Making the Case for Life

For decades, the argument over abortion has been mired in manipulative rhetoric, political posturing and general confusion. But while the politics and emotions surrounding abortion are exceedingly complicated, the moral issues at stake are shockingly simple. There are certainly biblical arguments that can be made for the pro-life stance. We can point to the reality...

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