Many say life begins at conception. Others argue strongly that life does not start until implantation in the womb. Still others say that human life begins only when the umbilical cord is cut, making the newborn child an independent agent. How is fact separated from opinion?
Bioethicists Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Franklin Miller state, “If killing were wrong just because it is causing death or the loss of life, then the same principle would apply with the same strength to pulling weeds out of a garden. If it is not immoral to weed a garden, then life as such cannot really be sacred, and killing as such cannot be morally wrong.”
Many involved with the research of embryonic stem cells do not believe a new person begins at conception or don’t care. Embryonic stem cells are viewed as property, not people. Harvesting ESCs kills the embryo.
On the BBC-TV’s Sunday Morning Live, advice columnist Virginia Ironside surprised viewers by saying, “If a baby’s going to be born severely disabled or totally unwanted, surely an abortion is the act of a loving mother. . . . If I were the mother of a suffering child I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face.”
Does life begin at the moment of conception or sometime later? Properly answering this question can mean the difference between life and death.
Is mankind something special, made in the image of God, or are humans just higher animals, the descendants of an ape-like ancestor?
A clone is a genetically identical copy of a living organism. What about cloning humans? Should Christians view the cloning of animals differently than humans?
Eugenics, the sterilization of those considered “unfit,” is the logical conclusion when applying the principles of survival-of-the-fittest Darwinian evolution.
What is euthanasia, and what does the Bible teach about it? Is euthanasia ever the right choice?
Tragically, the news is often busy reporting another mass shooting at a school, mall, or even a church. What causes these man-made disasters?
A stage-by-stage overview of the development of an unborn human being, beginning with fertilization and ending at birth.
Do the potential benefits of embryonic stem cell research justify the destruction of human life? Or is there a viable alternative?
It’s a wonderful time for believers to support pro-life ministries and help get them ready to assist even more women if Roe v. Wade is indeed overturned.
Should we be concerned about “complex genetic tests” being offered to parents ahead of in vitro fertilization, and if so, why?
A baby is usually born during gestational weeks 38–40 amid many complex and miraculous developmental changes to the baby . . . and the mother.
How the unborn baby develops in the last stage of pregnancy, is protected by the mother’s immune system, and is nourished by the placenta until birth
Hair becomes visible, lungs continue to form, and most babies can live outside the womb with significant care in this week of life in an unborn child.
What we know about an unborn baby’s head, body, skin, hair, weight, hearing, and movement 21 weeks after fertilization.
At the halfway point of the pregnancy, the baby’s sex is visible by ultrasound and he or she is at least partially protected from murder in the womb.
At 11 weeks, the unborn baby is only about 1.6 inches and is already moving and kicking, demonstrating amazing and rapid development in the womb.
By nine weeks of life (11 weeks gestational age), a baby has developed arms and legs (with individual fingers and toes), which he or she can begin to move.
At eight weeks gestation, the baby is growing more noticeably and has developed a sense of touch–a sign of intricate design and the blessing of a new life.
The human embryo begins to show intricate features, including a regular heart rhythm on day 28 of development that points to the careful design of a Creator.
At less than 0.5 cm long, the tiny baby is growing rapidly and has three “layers,” which are the groundwork for further development.
Just three weeks after fertilization, the tiny unborn baby’s brain, spinal cord, and other organs begin to form, demonstrating early complex development.
How we know human life begins at fertilization, as the Bible affirms, and the cultural consequences of ignoring the facts.
You really are special because of who God created you to be. You are more than a plant, an animal, or a grain of sand. God created you in His image!
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Meet the team of artists and writers behind the world’s most pro-life museum exhibit.
The death penalty is a barbaric relic of the past, according to our enlightened age. Is capital punishment for today? . . . Genesis has the answer.
We can argue about DNA, brain size, and upright stature, but Genesis 1 emphasizes an infinitely greater privilege that sets mankind apart.
When it comes to people with disabilities, Christians need to rethink what it means to be “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Our unsatisfied yearnings remind us that things are not always as they should be, but our grief can help us grow.
For many churches and pastors, abortion is a difficult issue, but our churches are full of wounded people who can and must be helped.
Developmental biology is one of the most awesome biological disciplines to display the glory of God and the immeasurable value of human life.
You’ve had an abortion. You’ve worked in an abortion clinic. You were the abortion doctor. Whatever the case, you might wonder if God can forgive you.
If you’re a baby girl, your chances of living outside the womb have decreased.
The biblical “pro-life” position means so much more than “anti-death.”
What help and hope can we offer to family members and friends who seek death by suicide? Why and how must we promote life? We turn to the Bible for answers.
The ethical use of human stem cells controversy has cooled and almost subsided. But not for the reasons you might expect.
When the West rejected the Creator, it tossed out the one sure foundation for human dignity and purity. Without the light of God’s Word, the floodgates have opened to a new form of slavery in the West—trafficking in human lives to fulfill carnal lusts.
When does life begin? This question has divided our society. Opinions come from the right and left, pro-life advocates and those in favor of abortion, physicians and lawyers, the pulpit and courtroom.