Resources: when does life begin
There is a small but influential circle of prochoice advocates who claim to base their beliefs on the Bible. They maintain that “nowhere does the Bible prohibit abortion.” Yet the Bible clearly prohibits the killing of innocent people (Exodus 20:13). All that is necessary to prove a biblical prohibition of abortion is to demonstrate that the Bible considers the unborn to be human beings.
- Tue, Mar 02, 2010
Many abortion providers cannot escape the fact that abortion is the taking of a life—the killing of a baby.
“I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but also believe that I’m ending it for good reasons.…So yes, I end life, but even when it’s hard, it’s for a good reason.” - Cheryl Alkon, “Confessions of an Abortion Doctor,” Boston Magazine
The Bible teaches human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27; James 3:9). Not just Adam and Eve, but each individual since has been personally created by God (Malachi 2:10). Personhood is never measured by age, stage of development, or mental, physical, or social skills (Exodus 4:11).
- Thu, Jun 17, 2010
TNL Productions: A Christian worker, his family and a nurse friend investigate throughout North America to uncover the truth about the birth control pill.
Family physician stops prescribing all forms of hormonal contraception.
I am a family physician in Canada and a follower of Jesus Christ. I was recently given a copy of Does the Birth Control Pill cause Abortions? I was trained in the 1980s and believed that the pill worked by preventing ovulation. After a month of study and prayer I have decided to stop prescribing all forms of hormonal contraception.
I met with my non-Christian associate today and she was reasonably receptive to my decision. I need to discuss the decision with my staff and then begin implementing this in my ...
- 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.
- Thu, Mar 01, 2001
1. Tailor your presentation to your audience, so you’re speaking to them, not yourself.
2. Do your homework. The other position can afford to be ignorant of the facts. You can’t.
3. Present the facts logically, clearly and succinctly, citing credible sources, secular whenever possible. (PLA contains hundreds of such sources.)
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.