Three Common Objections from Abortion Supporters

My son, Caleb, at 24 weeks.

My son, Caleb, at 24 weeks.

In honor of National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, I want to share three common objections (and answers to these objections) that I see when interacting with abortion supporters (people who typically describe themselves as “pro-choice”). (As an aside, no one would make a distinction between actually supporting thievery itself and supporting a thief’s choice to steal… but I digress.) (more…)


Scripture and Abortion

Christian philosopher Scott Rae suggests the following argument concerning abortion:

  1. God attributes the same characteristics to the unborn as to an adult person.
  2. Therefore God considers the unborn a person.
  3. Abortion is killing an innocent person.
  4. Killing innocent persons violates the fifth commandment (Exodus 20:13).

Some characteristics God attributes to the unborn: (more…)

Can A ‘Wrongful Birth’ Be Lovingly Raised?

Child with Down's Syndrome

Imagine your four year-old comes up to you and asks, “Mommy, what’s a ‘wrongful birth?'” You respond, “Well, that’s what you are, Sweetie. You were my ‘wrongful birth.'”

That is what little Kalanit Levy will come to grips with some day. Kalanit (sometimes, I wonder why the parents bothered giving her a name) was born with Downs Syndrome. Her parents (and I only use the word in a biological sense) wished that she had never been born. That’s their argument, at least. Ariel and Deborah Levy argued in court that their daughter had been “wrongfully born” due to doctors’ error in prenatal tests. The jury sympathized with the couple and awarded the Levys $2.9 million. (more…)

Abortion: You Desire and Do Not Have, So You Kill

The following excerpts are from a message preached by John Piper on January 18, 1987.

The least we can draw out of this text [Psalm 139:13] is that the formation of the life of a person in the womb is the work of God, and it is not merely a mechanical process but a work on the analogy of weaving or knitting: “Thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb.” The life of the unborn is the knitting of God, and what he is knitting is a human being in his own image, unlike any other creature in the universe. (more…)

Fifteen Pro-Life Truths to Speak

“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

-Jesus Christ

  1. Existing fetal homicide laws make a man guilty of manslaughter if he kills the baby in a mother’s womb (except in the case of abortion).
  2. Fetal surgery is performed on babies in the womb to save them while another child the same age is being legally destroyed.
  3. Babies can sometimes survive on their own at 23 or 24 weeks, but abortion is legal beyond this limit. (more…)