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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?
Do the potential benefits of embryonic stem cell research justify the destruction of human life? Or is there a viable alternative?
Should people be killed to avoid suffering? That’s the position that famed atheist Richard Dawkins takes on the unborn, according to a recent tweet.
For many churches and pastors, abortion is a difficult issue, but our churches are full of wounded people who can and must be helped.
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 human life begin? This question has confounded individuals and divided our society. Opinions have come from the right and the left, from pro-life advocates and those in favor of abortion on demand, from physicians and lawyers, from the pulpit and the courtroom.
“We believe that life begins at fertilization, and my ministry is to help families give these embryos a chance at life.”
Christians are often confronted with the claim that “evolution will help society become better.”
Are we just another animal?
The death penalty is a barbaric relic of the past, according to our enlightened age. Is capital punishment for today? . . . Genesis has the answer.
The media has been reporting on a shocking pro-abortion video that is going viral. This video is unique in that Emily Letts recorded herself undergoing an abortion.
Do you want biblical and medical answers to the question of when life truly begins? Watch this powerful pro-life video by Dr. Tommy Mitchell.
An advice columnist in the UK says that a good mother would kill a handicapped child rather than force it to live in suffering.
Can you believe it? It did finally happen! A court ruled that an unborn child was not a person.