Friday, June 19, 2015

Arguments for the Pro-Life Position

In his book The Case for Life, Scott Klusendorf shares philosopher Francis Beckwith's argument in favor of the pro-life position:

1. The unborn entity, from the moment of conception, is a full-fledged member of the human community.

2. It is prima facie morally wrong to kill any member of that community.

3. Every successful abortion kills an unborn entity, a full-fledged member of the human community.

4. Therefore, every successful abortion is prima facie morally wrong.[1]

A simpler argument for the pro-life position is as follows :

1. It is objectively wrong to kill an innocent human being.

2. An unborn child is an innocent human being.

3. Therefore, it is objectively wrong to kill an unborn child.

What do you think of these arguments?  Please feel free to share in the comments below!

To learn how to make a case for the unborn, go here.

Also, have you taken the "Pie-Life" Challenge?  If not, go here!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:
1. Scott Klusendorf, The Case for Life, p. 29.

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