“The Court held that a woman may abort her pregnancy for any reason, up until the “point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable.”
You know, we have a tendency of throwing around our fancy words with their questionable inferences and forgetting what really matters. There is only one question that needs to be asked concerning the unborn. That question is simply: What is the unborn?
The Law of Biogenesis states that we produce after our own kind. Therefore, humans produce humans. The question then becomes can we kill a human at will as is done in the case of abortion. What is the unborn? The answer is the unborn is a human being. Once we answer that question, it changes the whole picture.
There is a wonderful acronym I use from Scott Klussendorf, which is used to state the only differences between the unborn in the womb and a newborn outside of the womb. That acronym is S.L.E.D
S- Size= Does size determine value or humanity? The baby in the womb may be smaller in form but does that equate that it is not human?
L- Level of Development= Do diminished or lesser capabilities determine one’s humanity? What of the disabled or handicapped? Are they less human?
E- Environment= Does somehow being outside of the womb magically transform one into a human?What does location have to do with the issue?
D- Degree of Dependency= Is humanity determined by our dependency on something or someone else? What of those who are insulin dependent? What of those who have pacemakers or other life supportive equipment? Are they not still human even though they are dependent? The baby’s need of their mother for support does not make them not human.
Francis Schaeffer once said, “People are special and human life is sacred, whether or not we admit it…Every person is worth fighting for, regardless of whether he is young, or old, sick or well, child, or adult, born or unborn…”
Our world is changing at an alarming rate. If that change continues to lead us to the point of destroying our own, then how far will we have fallen as a society? Ideas and actions have consequences. That is what we must remember as a society.