Today we live in a visual, postmodern, and avoidance culture. Our culture mainly learns through images and rarely learns through books anymore and wants most of life’s problems to just “go away.” Many people even believe there is no objective truth and that morals are determined on what is “right for you.”
When defending the pro-life position on abortion, all you have to do is simplify the debate to this question: “What is the unborn?” When someone kills a toddler everyone agrees that a human was killed, so are fetuses human beings like toddlers? Philosophical evidence that a fetus is a human is found in these four points.
-Size: Small people are just as much human as large people
Is Shaquille O’Neal more of a person than Danny Devito?
-Level of Development: a toddler is not less human than a teenager
-Environment- a newborn baby receiving aid in an incubator is not less human than a newborn baby on their way home
-Degree of Dependency: a person needing an inhaler for asthma is not less of a person than someone without asthma
Defending the pro-life position is simple when you bring it back to the question, “What is the unborn?”