Wednesday, March 04, 2020

A Brief Defense of the Pro-Life Position

Abortion was once thought to be the simple removal of a clump of cells. Pro-abortion choice advocates rested on the knowledge that abortion wasn’t the taking of an innocent human life, but simply “health care.” However, as the evidence from embryology has continued to accumulate, this is no longer the case. Science demonstrates that human life begins at conception. This is no longer a matter of opinion, but an incontrovertible fact. Those who defend the life of the baby advance at least four facts to demonstrate this reality:

Individual- The zygote is distinct from her mother, father and all other living things. She has her own unique and complete genetic fingerprint, distinct from either of her parents.

Living- The zygote manifests all the characteristics of biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli and reproduction.

Human- She carries human DNA with a human genetic signature.

Being- She is a self-contained, self-integrating living entity with her own nature.

The pro-life position can be summarized as follows:

1. It’s wrong to intentionally kill innocent human beings.

2. Elective abortion intentionally kills an innocent human being.

3. Therefore, elective abortion is wrong.

If this argument is logically sound and the premises are true, then the conclusion follows logically and necessarily. The first premise of the pro-life position seems to be undeniable for the sincere seeker of truth. If someone denies this premise, they don’t need an argument. They need help. And the second premise is supported by the science of embryology. Therefore, it follows that not only is elective abortion wrong, it is the taking of an innocent human life.

Courage and Godspeed,

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Bob Seidensticker said...

The problem is that your premise 1 uses an odd definition of "human being." Where I come from, you don't need a microscope to see a "human being."

Chad said...

Hello Mr. Seidensticker,

Thank you for taking the time to comment and I hope you are well.

I am curious. On your view, how do you identify someone as a human being?


Ethan Forbes said...

Hey Chad!

Great page, thank you for your hard work.

If elective abortion with the intention of killing an innocent baby is wrong. Is emergency abortion ungodly if the mother's life is at stake?

I would greatly value your opinion, or any resources you might have.

Chad said...

Hello Ethan,

Thanks for taking the time to comment and for reading TB!

That is a great question and we actually have a post on that topic here..

I hope this is helpful. If not, let me know!