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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:
When a pregnant woman says “My body, my choice,” her own body disagrees. The proof doesn’t come from a pro-life person’s persuasive arguments. It comes from the “testimony” of her body’s physiology. During pregnancy, the mother’s circulatory system and the unborn’s circulatory system come very close together in the placenta, but they don’t mix. This allows oxygen and nutrients to pass to the unborn while simultaneously allowing carbon dioxide and waste products to return to the mother.
Is it moral for a pregnant woman to receive medical treatment such as chemotherapy, knowing it may endanger the life of her unborn baby? COMMENTS Read more posts
Alan shares his thoughts on the Planned Parenthood videos. COMMENTS Read more posts
Tim’s, Alan’s, and Brett’s October newsletters are now posted on the website:
Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS
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.
There’s some confusion on both sides out there about what’s in the Planned Parenthood videos. You can watch the episode that’s being debated here, in which a former tech from StemExpress describes what she witnessed in a Planned Parenthood clinic. Here are some important clarifications:
If we can convince people our value comes not from the abilities we’re expressing at a particular moment in time but from the kind of being we are...then a case for universal intrinsic human value can be made.