Saturday, April 5, 2014

What Does Science Have to Say Regarding Abortion?

A secular argument for the right to life position is one that depends on reason and what is known from science. While a perfectly good case for the right to life of the unborn can be made from the Bible as we show here, here, and here, such an argument is insufficient for making law. Thus, in the coming weeks, we will show that a perfectly sound argument can be made which does not rest on Biblical doctrine or authority.

Here is the first of many elements which support that secular argument in which we review what is known from science:

Science informs us that zygotes, embryos and fetuses are:

1. Fully HUMAN (i.e. as much of a human being as you or me).

2. NEW human individuals who did not exist before fertilization. 

3. New INDIVIDUALS who have a body of their very own (i.e. are not a part of their mother's body).

Therefore, using science and logic alone, one can show that the law should provide the same legal protection to unborn human individuals that it provides to all other human individuals.

You should note that this is an argument from science and logic alone. We are not "forcing our religion" or our religious beliefs on anyone. Shouldn't we use science and logic in the formation of our laws?

In the coming weeks, we will develop each of these points and also present additional elements which support this overall argument. Some of them will be short and easily understood like this one, and others will be longer summary articles which show how all of these fit into a comprehensive secular argument for the right to life of the unborn.

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