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A NONSECTARIAN PRO-LIFE ARGUMENT

PMW 2019-010 by Douglas Groothius (Constructive Curmudgeon)

Abortion is the intentional killing of a human fetus by chemical and/or surgical means. It should not be confused with miscarriage (which involves no human intention) or contraception (which uses various technologies to prohibit sperm and egg from producing a fertilized ovum after sexual intercourse). Miscarriages are natural (if sad) occurrences, which raise no deep moral issues regarding human conduct-unless the woman was careless in her pregnancy. Contraception is officially opposed by Roman Catholics and some other Christians, but I take it to be in a moral category entirely separate from abortion (since it does not involve the killing of a fetus); therefore, it will not be addressed here.[1]

Rather than taking up the legal reasoning and history of abortion in America (especially concerning Roe vs. Wade), this essay makes a simple, straightforward moral argument against abortion. Sadly, real arguments (reasoned defenses of a thesis or claim) are too rarely made on this issue. Continue reading

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ABORTION AND JUSTICE

abortion-deathPMT 2016-068 by Jonathan Cavett

Gentry note: The postmillennial hope anticipates a time in which a biblical society will arise and influence the world. One terrible consequence of the secular humanist society in which we live is its sacrament of death: abortion on demand. This article by Jonathan Cavett speaks powerfully to this issue.

In a biblical society, what are the consequences of an abortion? Guilt? Sorrow? These are the consequences often cited by pro-lifers. On occasion, mothers who have had abortions are even referred to as “victims” – victims of their circumstances, victims of unsupportive boyfriends and husbands, victims of poverty. The list goes on. Continue reading