Randy Alcorn has written a book, Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments, that ought to be read by every Christian. In his book, Randy logically and biblically answers every major argument put forth by the pro-choice groups. Below is a sample of the chapter titles and discussion headings in his book. The chapter heading is the argument for abortion and the discussion is the pro-life answer to the argument. You owe it to yourself to read this book!
Chapter 1: “It is uncertain when human life begins; that’s a religious question that cannot be answered by science.”
- If there is uncertainty about when human life begins, the benefit of the doubt should go to preserving life.
- Medical textbooks and scientific reference works consistently agree that human life begins at conception.
- Some of the world’s most prominent scientists and physicians testified to a U.S. Senate committee that human life begins at conception.
Chapter 2: “The fetus is just a part of the pregnant woman’s body, like her tonsils or appendix. You can’t seriously believe a frozen embryo is an actual person.”
- A body part is defined by the common genetic code it shares with the rest of its body; the unborn’s genetic code differs from his mother’s.
- The child may die and the mother live, or the mother may die and the child live, proving that they are two separate individuals.
- Being inside something is not the same as being part of something.
Chapter 3: “The unborn is an embryo or a fetus—just a simple blob of tissue, a product of conception—not a baby. Abortion is terminating a pregnancy, not killing a child.”
- Like toddler and adolescent, the terms embryo and fetus do not refer to nonhumans, but to humans at particular stages of development.
- Semantics affect perceptions, but they do not change realities; a baby is a baby no matter what we call her.
- Prior to the earliest abortions, the unborn already has every body part she will ever have.
- Every abortion stops a beating heart and terminates measurable brain waves.
- Even in the earliest surgical abortions, the unborn child is clearly human in appearance.
- Even before the unborn is obviously human in appearance, she is what she is—a human being.
Chapter 9: “Even if the unborn are human beings, they have fewer rights than the woman. No one should be expected to donate her body as a life-support system for someone else.”
- Once we grant that the unborn are human beings, it should settle the question of their right to live.
Chapter 10: “Every person has the right to choose. It would be unfair to restrict a woman’s choice by prohibiting abortion.”
- Any civilized society restricts the individual’s freedom to choose whenever that choice would harm an innocent person.
For it was You (God) who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know [this] very well.
My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all [my] days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.
God, how difficult Your thoughts are for me [to comprehend]; how vast their sum is!
The credit for the direction and substance of this blog is based on the work of Pastor Rick Powell: (http://www.pastorrickypowell.com/life_matters_with_pastor)