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A French court upheld the banning of an ad meant to encourage mothers not to abort their Down syndrome children, saying it might disturb people’s consciences.
This week's challenge says euthanasia is a fundamental human right. How would you respond to this claim?
How would you respond if someone said, “If you believed life begins at conception, you would fight to end miscarriages as hard as you fight to end abortion”?
I was reading Eric Metaxas’s Amazing Grace (a book about William Wilberforce), and I came across this passage:
It seems that sometimes, when it serves the story, the fact that life begins at conception is perfectly clear to both scientists and the media. Sarah Knapton, Science Editor at the UK Telegraph, writes in an article titled “Bright Flash of Light Marks Incredible Moment Life Begins When Sperm Meets Egg”:
Christopher Kaczor, author of The Ethics of Abortion, has an interesting post at First Things (from 2011) explaining how two human beings could have an equal right to life, yet the killing of one could be a worse wrong than the killing of the other.
This week’s challenge comes from a 2013 Salon article titled “So What if Abortion Ends Life?” I’m starting to hear this sentiment expressed more often: I know that throughout my own pregnancies, I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me. I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life. And that doesn’t make me one iota less solidly pro-choice….
Greg talked to John Stonestreet on yesterday’s podcast about the 21 Days of Prayer for Life booklet he co-authored with Scott Klusendorf, so I wanted to make it easy for everyone to find. It’s not just a prayer guide; it’s also a teaching tool. Here’s an explanation of its purpose from the introduction:
Tim’s, Alan’s, and Brett’s October newsletters are now posted on the website:
Today’s challenge is from a question Alan received on Facebook: Even though abortion is wrong, isn’t selling the tissue and organs to further medical research a good thing? Aren’t we at least making something good out of a bad situation? How would you respond to this? Let us know in the comments below. To hear Alan’s answer, be back here on Thursday to see his video.