Friday, July 03, 2015

Simple, Straight Facts on Abortion

by GoTandem Books
by GoTandem Books)
Let's assume you're convinced that aborton is (a) illogical or (b) scripturally wrong. What in the world can you do about it? How can you lead your friends in the right direction, and exactly what do you say? Use these facts about abortion from 10 Reasons to Stay Christian in High School as your guide for making a case about this hot-button issue.

A fetus is not just another part of a woman's body.
A body part is defined by the common genetic code it shares with the rest of its body. The unborn's genetic code differs from the mother's, even to the extent that some unborn babies are male, while their moms are female.

An unborn human is not just a blob of tissue.
From the moment of conception, the unborn is what it is. . .a separate, living human being. At six weeks, you can see a beating heart. At twelve weeks, eyes and hands can be observed.

A fetus is not just a blueprint or a potential human.
A fetus is a person at a particular stage of development—much like a toddler or an adolescent. The fact is, something nonhuman does not become human by getting older and bigger.

Life does not begin at birth.
Science has shown us that human life begins at conception. All genetic characteristics of a distinct individual are present from the moment of conception. Our recognition of birthdays is cultural, not scientific.

Denying abortion does not step all over a woman's rights and freedoms.
The onetime choice of abortion robs someone else of a lifetime of choices and creates pain for the mother, not to mention others involved. Furthermore, responsible societies must deny choices that would harm others.

If abortion is made illegal, thousands of women won't die from rusty hangers.
Prior to the legalization of abortion, 90 percent of abortions were done not in back alleys but by physicians in their offices. In fact, women in America still die from legal abortions.

The early stage of human life is as meaningful as any other stage.
But if we listened to abortionists, who base human value on size and intelligence, then we'd also have to dehumanize other members of society: dwarfs, basketball centers, the obese, the mentally disabled. And when we dehumanize the beginning of life, we dehumanize the end of it as well.

Since human life is valuable, every human is wanted.
A pregnancy may be unwanted, but there is no such thing as an unwanted child. The list of couples wanting to adopt runs into the millions. And if we destroy all human beings we believe are "unwanted," then any segment of society is at risk: AIDS victims, the elderly, derelicts, etc.

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10 Reasons to Stay Christian in High School will Enable Readers to:

Survive and Thrive During Their Teen years
Better Handle Peer Pressure
Share Faith with Confidence
Find Real Friends and Avoid Lethal People
Navigate "Landmines" Like Impurity, Drugs, and Drinking