Abortion is the deliberate killing of the weakest and most defenseless among us. Unfortunately, for the last few decades, the practice has been recognized as a fundamental human right by the highest court of the land. Many people are fervent supporters of abortion. Their reasons for support are varied. However, I believe that support for abortion is not possible for those who understand our dignity as human persons under God. We were made by God, and it is from Him that we derive our worth.
The debate over abortion, then, is really a debate over our nature as human creatures. Who are we? Why is life important? It was while grappling with these questions that I wrote the essay, "Evil In Our Time." To this essay have been added others. To advance in understanding is hard work. It is important to think clearly. My fervent hope is that what is said here will help clarify the issues for those who fight for the unborn and will, therefore, in however small a way, be used for the glory of God.
The Pro-Life position revolves around one central tenant - that life begins at conception, or at least quite certainly before birth. Killing for convenience is considered morally wrong, and is distinguished from killing of convicted criminals, who earned their death.
To the Pro-Lifers, this is not necessarily a religious issue. It is to some, such as devout Catholics, but for othhers the issue is that it is a given and a scientific fact that the fetus/unborn baby is a...