I am a Christian. I am also FOR abortion. As a matter of fact, I think tax dollars should be used to fund abortion-on- demand. Abortion should be allowed in all cases of unwanted pregnancies, which includes rape and those children who have genetic defects such as Down Syndrome.
Before, you think that my position is a walking contradiction, allow me to finish. I am for abortion for any and all situations IF……..
If the unborn are NOT human!!!
Allow me to make a case that the unborn ARE human using science and philosophy (no religion). The Law of Biogenesis states “living things produce other living things after their kind.” Dogs produce dogs, cats produce cats, humans produce humans. So, if we want to know what the thing in question is, all we have to do is look at its parents to get the answer. Therefore, according to this Law, the unborn ARE human!
We live in a culture that thinks and learns visually. This is why the Doritos commercial has caused such an uproar because the images portray common sense truth that the unborn are human and not a clump of cells.
The philosophical case for the unborn is made by using the acronym SLED. There are only 4 differences between a child outside the womb and the unborn and none of them justify anyone killing them.
Size. It is true that the unborn are smaller but are large people more valuable than small people? Does Shaquille O’Neal deserve more rights than my grandmother simply because he is larger?
Level of Development. The unborn are less developed than a newborn but so is a 4 year old girl when compared with a 14 year old girl. Can we kill the 4 year old because of her development status?
Environment. The unborn are in a different environment than a toddler but since when does your location determine your value? If you go from one side of the street to the other, you have just changed locations. Did you stop being you? Where you are, has no bearing on who you are!
Degree of Dependency. The unborn depend on the mother for nutrition and protection. But many of us are dependent in one form of another. There are those who are diabetic and depend on insulin. Can we terminate their lives? What about the person who is crippled who must use crutches or a wheelchair?
As you can see, there are very good reasons to think that the unborn are human and deserve to be protected. Any of the arguments such as a woman’s right to do with her body as seen fit is just a distraction. Thank you Doritos for pointing out the obvious. Thank you for stating what everyone already knows is true.
That the unborn ARE human!!
Source: The Case for Life by Scott Klusendorf. Published by Crossway. Wheaton, Illinois.