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A Clear and Present Danger to Human Life

With the advancement of science, we’ve entered a new era of biotechnology where we’re increasingly experimenting on humans, jeopardizing the most vulnerable lives in our society

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2019

Do Pro-Lifers Want the Government to Regulate a Woman’s Body?

Those who say pro-lifers want the government to "regulate a woman's body" are missing three important points.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 1, 2017

Pro-life Persuasion Always Succeeds

Even if you persuasively and graciously share the truth and the person rejects your point, I’d still say you succeeded 100%. This is why.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2017

The Pro-Life Mission

How do you create confidence in Christians who are able to share their pro-life convictions with anyone? Here’s a hint: It takes a lot more than a lecture, but it’s worth it. That’s what I did this summer with 45 high school students on the pro-life mission.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 8, 2016

Am I against Abortion Just Because I’m a Christian?

He thought he had me. I had presented a scientific case against abortion, but then he popped the question: “Wait a minute…are you a Christian?” “Yes,” I answered. “I get it,” he said, “It’s your religious beliefs that drive your thinking. The only reason you’re against abortion is because you’re a Christian.”

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 5, 2016

Social Justice Begins at Conception

Social justice is trendy nowadays. Homelessness. Poverty. Human trafficking. It’s cool to care about these social ills, even among non-Christians. Curiously absent from the list is abortion. Indeed, many people complain that Christians focus too much on unborn babies and not enough on born people. Jesus said nothing about abortion, but said plenty about the poor and the hungry. So why do I talk about abortion so much.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2016

Planned Parenthood Isn’t the Only Abortion Problem

By now you’ve either seen or heard about the Planned Parenthood videos. The Center for Medical Progress has been releasing undercover video footage exposing Planned Parenthood’s grisly practice of killing unborn children and selling their body parts. These videos, though, didn’t make Planned Parenthood evil.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 8, 2015

Pro-Life Killers: An Oxymoron

Alan's monthly letter for January 2015 Please note:  Stand to Reason does not condone violence to end the harm of abortion and does not knowingly associate with those who do. On May 1, 2009, Scott Roeder walked into Reformation Lutheran Church, pulled out a gun, and shot George Tiller in the head at point blank range. Tiller used to perform late-term abortions. Every pro-life leader and organization I know condemned the killing of Tiller.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2015

Must We Kill Humans to Save Other Humans?

Alan's monthly letter for November 2014 The test was positive. He had cancer. The tumor was only six centimeters, but because it was in his trachea (his windpipe), it had almost completely blocked his ability to breathe. He would probably die from suffocation before the cancer killed him. At just 36 years old (and the father of two), his prognosis was grim.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2014

The S.L.E.D. Test

The SLED Test is a simple argument against abortion. The pro-life view is that the unborn are human beings just like you and me. That’s why it’s wrong to kill them. Although many abortion-choice advocates agree the unborn are human, they deny they are valuable human beings. They think this distinction justifies killing the unborn. Often they use personhood language to express this view. They say the unborn might be human, but it’s not a person.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 13, 2014