The following is a conversation between two Christians who have different viewpoints on the issue of birth control. (I’ve made up the dialogue, but much of it comes out of discussions we’ve had in the Bible college ethics courses I’ve taught.) Think about the points they make. You will likely agree and disagree with both of them at different times. Hopefully this will help you develop and clarify your own position, which may combine elements of both or be very different from either.
Resources: medical ethics
There is substantial scientific reason to believe frozen embryos are persons and should be granted the same rights as older, larger, and less vulnerable persons.
- Tue, Feb 09, 2010
- Culture and Worldview
What is your opinion of an adult donating his body for medical research after death? Is this a noble thing, like organ donation?
I have hesitations, but I’m not sure they’re valid.
- Mon, Feb 15, 2010
These passages are not attempting to teach a theology of when human life begins and should not be used in support of abortion at any stage.
We have a friend who is considering being a surrogate mother and we have some concerns. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Is there a place where one crosses the line related to life issues? Life belongs to God, not to us.
- Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Thoughts on the life of a child created through rape or incest.
- Sat, Feb 20, 2010
If you are on the pill for medical reasons, then it would be wise to use a nonabortive type of birth control such as NFP, condom, and diaphragm (assuming you’re married?). But my understanding is that there are other medical concerns with the pill.
- Fri, Mar 15, 1991
“Rescuing” is a united action in which people peacefully place their bodies in front of the entrances of an abortion clinic. The purpose is to prevent access to the clinic, and to thereby save the lives of unborn children who would otherwise be killed shortly after their mothers enter the building.