The issue is surprisingly simple: What are the unborn? Everything hinges on that question. If it’s not a human being, then by all means, have an abortion. If it is a human being, he or she is worthy of our protection. If you can't answer that question definitively, then you should err on the side of caution.
Scientifically, the unborn are distinct, living and whole human beings. Philosophically, there is no morally significant difference between the embryo you once were and the adult you are today.
I have had the privilege of volunteering with an amazing organization, the Life Training Institute, headed by Scott Klusendorf. I’ve done a little blogging for them in the past, as you may remember.
Klusendorf lays out the argument more eloquently and simply than I ever could. So, visit his organization's website. Better yet, purchase a copy of Klusendorf’s book, "The Case for Life."
Our argument is won on truth — not Biblical truth, although I obviously believe the Bible supports our conclusion — since we are all human beings made in the image of God — but on scientific and philosophical truth.
If you’re pro-choice or on the fence about the topic (as I admittedly was when I embarked on this journey) I challenge you to read this book and not reach the same conclusions I have about abortion. Commit to go wherever Truth may lead you.
Or, if you don't want to commit to the book, at the very least watch the abortion video posted on prolifetraining.com and see how you feel about this controversial issue after you see the aftermath of abortion. The images are shocking, but they're evidence of unaltered truth. It's hard to call the unborn anything other than human beings — babies — after you see these images.
If you are someone who has had an abortion in the past, I'm sorry you felt like ending your pregnancy was a decision you had to make. Truly, my heart goes out to you. And, your sins can be forgiven by an almighty, gracious and loving God! Connect with a crisis pregnancy center in your area for post-abortion counseling, and connect with a local church for a community of believers to uplift you going forward.
And, if you have follow-up questions, please get in touch with me and I'll do my best to answer them or at least point you in the right direction!