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From A Christian Perspective

003white  The Face of Abortion
Caution: This page contains graphic images of aborted babies at various stages of their development. Why? Simply because abortion is a reality which is so horrific that words alone can never convey its meaning. It is possible to fail to appreciate the enormity of the evil, without seeing the evil.

  What Exodus 21:22 Says About Abortion
The Torah's teaching about accidental "miscarriage"; has been hotly contested concerning the value of the unborn. Is it pro-life or pro-abortion? Here are the facts. You decide.

Answering the Theological Case for Abortion Rights
Biblical documents (as well as the writings of the church fathers and the reformers) do not expressly condemn many things, including drive by shootings and the lynching of homosexuals. But that hardly proves we are morally justified doing these things. Hence, my question for abortion advocates is this: "Are you saying that whenever the Bible does not specifically condemn something, it condones it?"

Biblical Arguments Against Abortion
One of the key verses to understand in developing a biblical view of the sanctity of human life is Psalm 139. This psalm is the inspired record of David's praise for God's sovereignty in his life.

Five Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion
Pro-life advocates argue that elective abortion unjustly takes the life of a defenseless human being. In support of this conclusion, pro-lifers cite both scientific and philosophic evidence. Nonetheless, some people ignore the evidence pro-life advocates present and argue for abortion based on self-interest. That is the lazy way out. If we care about truth, we will courageously follow the facts wherever they lead. But there are pitfalls. Here are five common mistakes people make arguing for abortion

Is the Unborn Part of the Mother's Body?
It's nearly impossible to have a discussion about abortion without someone quickly bringing up the idea that a woman has rights over her own body. Whether stated or not, the assumption is clear-the baby she's carrying is a part of her body.

Pro-Choice or Anti-Choice?
ne could argue that a man has the right to rape a woman if that is his choice. After all, it's his body, and neither you nor I have the right to tell him what to do with it. He's free to choose, and it's none of our business what choices he makes. We have no right to impose our morals on him. Whether I like his choices or not is irrelevant. He should have the freedom to make his own choices." However...

Prolife Except in the Case of Rape?
"What about a woman who is pregnant due to rape or incest?" The fundamental question remains, "Is there any exception to the fact that a preborn child is a human being?" The scriptural evidence, scientific and common-sense evidence conclusively demonstrate that the answer to this question isĀ no. What is exceptional is the difficult situation of the mother, not the nature of the child


"Forced" to Be Parents?

Gregory Koukl

A new challenge to the pro-life view is the claim that restrictions on abortion actually force women to become parents against their will, an unconscionable intrusion of government into our private lives.

Agreed, no one should be forced to become a parent against his or her will, but this is not the situation we face in abortion. If the unborn is a human being, then pregnant women already are parents. It seems morally self-evident that no parent should escape her responsibilities by killing her unwanted children. The only legitimate way to escape from already being a parent is through adoption.

Clearly, the issue isn't unwanted parenthood. If the unborn is a human being, the woman already is the child's mother and should not be permitted to kill him just because she doesn't want him.


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