Sanctity of Life

Does “Breath of Life” in Scripture Mean an Unborn Child Isn’t Human Until They’re Born and Breathing?

"...some prochoice religious groups argue that as Adam’s life began when God breathed into him, so each human life begins when the baby is born and takes his first breath. This demonstrates a misunderstanding of the nature of the unborn’s respiration." - Randy Alcorn

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The U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Sidesteps Abortion

"The reasons for the omission are perhaps understandable. For one thing, the report’s introduction notes that the commissioners 'are not of one mind on many issues where there are conflicting interpretations of human rights claims,' including abortion. Because the report aimed to achieve unanimity among the commission’s eleven members, naming elective abortion as a human-rights abuse may have been an impossibility." - National Review

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New research from the Cultural Research Center: “only 39 percent of Americans today view human life as ‘sacred’”

"More than one-in-three adults (37 percent) say 'life is what you make it, but it has no absolute value,' while a little more than one-in-ten say 'life does not attain its full value until we reach our highest point of evolution and expression.' Another one out of ten adults admitted they did not know how to appraise the value of human life." - TGC

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Black Lives Matter

Our nation was rocked by the image of a white police officer pressing his knee onto the neck of a black man for more than eight minutes. George Floyd could be heard gasping for breath and moaning “I can’t breathe,” but Officer Derek Chauvin refused to back off. Bystanders appealed for Chauvin to release his victim, but he ignored them. The resulting death plunged the USA into chaos as protesters by the thousands took to the streets of nearly every city, and in some places windows were smashed, stores looted and buildings torched. Police, protesters, and bystanders alike were injured and a few killed.

Most Americans were appalled by this tragic death, and sobered by the undeniable evidence of police brutality. It’s now impossible to pretend it doesn’t happen. Sadly, this was not a mere aberration, but the latest example of a pattern of abuse that spans decades. Many black Americans have genuine reason to fear unequal treatment at the hands of the police. Serious reform is overdue.

Do black lives matter? Yes they do! We need to acknowledge that long standing racial prejudice continues to erode the American promise of equality. Too many white Americans seem oblivious to the unequal treatment that blacks experience on a regular basis. One nation under God? In theory yes, but often it looks more like two different nations occupying the same territory, one white, one black.

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Can We Measure the Value of Saving Human Lives in Dollars? Somber Calculations in a Time of Plague

"These paradoxes have a root cause. They all depend on a certain kind of economic model of practical rationality. They assume that the value of a human action can be identified with the expected value of the consequences of that action. To determine the value of an action, we compare two sorts of 'possible worlds': those likely to result if the action is taken, and those likely to result if the action is not taken." - The Public Discourse

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How can pro-life Christians also support capital punishment?

"For nearly two millennia now, this passage [Rom 13:4] has been seen by most Christian faith traditions both as authorizing governmental authority and authorizing their right to use lethal force to punish evil doers, domestically through the criminal justice system and internationally through the military in “just war” conflicts with other nations." - Richard Land

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