What Should Christians Think About Abortion? (Part 2)

Read the rest of the series.

In the first installment, we looked at two very different ideas of what constitutes “personhood.” The Christian perspective teaches people are “humans” because of what they are; it’s a structural concept. This is why elderly people, folks with dementia, the medically incapacitated, and unborn children, are “people” with a corresponding right to life. 

On the other hand, pro-abortion advocates seem to believe in a functional view of “personhood.” You’re a person if you can do certain things. If you can’t do these activities (like, say, an unborn child cannot), then you aren’t a person and you have no corresponding right to life - or even the status of “personhood.” We saw that this conclusion has a whole host of wicked implications. Should we euthanize all medically incapacitated people, for example, because they cannot perform the normal activities of “personhood?”

We also examined what it means to be made in the image of God, and drew some implications for unborn children and the sanctity of human life, in general. 

How are abortions done?

All I want to do here is speak matter-of-factly about the methods physicians use to perform abortions. If you cringe at these descriptions, ask yourself why you cringe. The reason is that God hardwired you to intrinsically know right from wrong! Here are the common methods used for elective, induced abortions

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South Carolina lawmakers introduce bills to ban abortion

"Two Personhood Acts were introduced in the South Carolina legislature this week that would criminalize receiving or performing an abortion. State Senator Richard Cash introduced the bill in the Senate on Wednesday, and State Representative Josiah Magnuson introduced a similar bill on Thursday." - Jurist

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Explainer: What You Should Know About the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

"The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (hereafter Born-Alive Act) is a bill, first submitted in 2017 and recently reintroduced by several Republican senators, that would protect infants born after a botched abortion." - TGC

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The Down Syndrome Community Is Being Targeted For Death Before They Are Even Born

"The weighted mean termination rate was 67% (range: 61%-93%) among seven population-based studies, 85% (range: 60%-90%) among nine hospital-based studies, and 50% (range: 0%-100%) among eight anomaly-based studies." - Daily Wire

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