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Category Archives: When does Life Begin?
What does the Bible have to Say About Abortion?
A. Biblical Case Against Abortion 1. Life of the unborn is legally protected Exodus 21:22-23 (Tricky Text, see below) 2. “thou shalt not murder” Exod 20:13 3. “Life for life” but children are alive at conception. Exod 21:23; Dt 19:21 … Continue reading
Abortion Transcends Politics
The standing question here is whether abortion is a political issue. At first glance, Yes, abortion is clearly a political issue. Abortion is political in the sense that politicians debate the subject in campaign season, they broadcast their abortion views … Continue reading
The Child-In-Utero, A Medical-Scientific Analysis
I. Medical/Scientific Analysis A. What is Pregnancy? Having a child/offspring developing in the body Conception/Fertilization View Strictly speaking, the most exact and technical definition of pregnancy is that it starts at the fertilization of the egg and sperm gametes in … Continue reading
Posted in Science, When does Life Begin? Tagged Abortion, conception, conceptus, embryo, fertilization, fetus, gamete, pregnancy 1 Comment
What is it that’s being aborted?
Introduction Is it a fetus? Is it a baby? Is it a person, a child, or perhaps a human being? In the ethics debates over abortion, the status of the aborted individual is no small matter. If that entity is a rights-bearing … Continue reading
Posted in Terms and Definitions, Uncategorized, When does Life Begin? Tagged Abortion, child-in-utero, fetus, human, living, organism, product of conception 2 Comments
Can children-in-utero feel pain?
The Pain Capable Act (HR 1797, “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”), effectively banning abortion after 20 weeks, just passed the house this May (2015) and is set to go before the Senate. As of today it’s being reviewed in … Continue reading
Conspicuous Absence of Humanity
Much of the abortion debate rages over sophisticated biological terms like gamete, sperm, egg, haploid, diploid, embryo, fetus, zygote, conceptus and so on. One should be careful however not to let the terms slip from distinctly human debates–to other animals. … Continue reading
Posted in Ethics of Abortion, Philosophy of Abortion, Terms and Definitions, When does Life Begin? Tagged egg, gamete, human, human being, life, organism, sperm 1 Comment
Hobby Lobby, Birth Control and Abortion
The recent supreme court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby has reignited a national debate. With wide debate and flared tempers, misinformation abounds. Let us clarify a few things here for the sake of keeping things truthful and hopefully civil. … Continue reading
Posted in Abortion Cases, Abortion Laws, Contraception Practices, Ethics of Abortion, Family Planning, History of Abortion, Philosophy of Abortion, Sex an Sexuality, Terms and Definitions, Uncategorized, When does Life Begin?, Women's Issues Tagged Abortion, birth-control, Contraception, Healthcare, Hobby Lobby, religious freedom, separation of church and state, women's rights Leave a comment
Human Rights or Person Rights, by: John D. Ferrer
“Human rights” are a major innovation of the modern world. Many trace the inception of this weighty concept to the Magna Carta of the English 13th century. Major statements and variations on human rights have occurred in the French and … Continue reading
Abortion in Cases of Rape
In the battle over Abortion, one of the most common kinds of artillery is also the most eviscerating. The issue is over rape-pregnancies. This ammunition is powerful in arguments on abortion since it multiplies two emotionally charged settings together: abortion … Continue reading
15 Anti-Abortion Arguments
Picture by: Unknown (accessed 6 May 2013 at: http://www.byrdnick.com/archives/3263#comment-175) Arguments Against Abortion (c) John D. Ferrer, 6 May 2013 The Overall Argument Premise 1) Legality, where possible, should line up with morality. Premise 2) Abortion-on-demand is immoral yet can banned. Conclusion) Therefore … Continue reading
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