February 20, 2013
Worldview Application Assignment
Some critics believe that abortion is a woman’s choice; others believe that termination of a life even before it is born is still murder. I highly doubt that pro-choice advocates would support their stance if they too believed that abortion was murder, so how then can they justify their pro-choice affiliation? The true question to be asked is when does life actually begin? There would be no questions asked if someone could prove the point at which life begins. However there is a grey area, we do not know when “life” begins. Some believe at conception, others at heartbeat, and others at brain waves. No one can say for sure, I however prefer the stance of “better safe than sorry” when it comes to another possible humans life. The moral issue is determined by one’s belief of the beginning of life, is it murder or is it really just an optional part of a woman’s body that can be removed, like a skin tag. Currently in the United States 1.3 million babies are aborted every year. The leading reasons for abortion today are inadequate funding and lack of readiness for responsibility. These reasons are completely ridiculous when looking at abortion from the pro-life framework of thinking, if it is a human life, then it is murder to abort the baby and therefore no reason for termination can be justified. (Word count: 230) When one examines abortion from a pro- life perspective they are assuming that just because a child is unborn does not mean that it is not a child. Not all Christians have the same views on abortion because types of abortions vary and the moment when “life begins” is debated. However most people who have a biblical worldview tend to be pro-life. The bible supports the idea that even before a child is born, it is capable of emotion and mature thought. In Luke 1:41- 44 we see John the Baptist as a baby in Elizabeth’s womb recognizing Jesus when he is still only an embryo. Luke...
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