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Abortion for Rape Victims?

If we allowed an abortion under those circumstances it would send a terrible message, that when someone reminds you of something extremely painful you can eliminate them. But you can't kill another human being just because their existence makes your life physically or emotionally burdensome. If I had a law on my desk that restricted abortion except in the cases of rape or incest I would sign it, even though I don't think rape and incest ought to be exceptions. I'd just rather save 98% of the children whose lives are taken through abortion rather than none.

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | March 30, 2013

Abortion and Homicide

Some observers denounce the use of the word "murder" to describe the destruction of a fetus. Yet this "rhetoric" is completely consistent with California law.

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | March 30, 2013

Making a Statement Versus Having an Impact

Since there is no middle ground on abortion—“choice” always means a dead child—then it’s critically important we make decisions at the polls that go beyond token moral gestures (something that looks right, but has no impact). We must make choices that have the greatest chance of actually saving children.

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | March 8, 2013