Sanctity of Life

When Does Life Begin?

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?

Is Killing Morally Wrong?

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.”

Stem Cell Research

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.

Kill a Handicapped Child?

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.”

Sanctity of Life Topics

Articles About Sanctity of Life

  • Book Chapter
    When Does Life Begin?
    Jan. 18, 2015 from The New Answers Book 2

    When does human life begin? This question has confounded individuals and divided our society.

  • Jan. 11, 2015 from Answers Magazine

    Such repulsive slavery is a consequence of our fallen world, a vile distortion of God’s plan for human relationships.

  • Dec. 28, 2014 from Answers Magazine

    The death penalty is a barbaric relic of the past, according to our enlightened age. Is capital punishment for today? . . . Genesis has the answer.

  • May 8, 2014

    A heart-wrenching video has brought the abortion issue into the spotlight once again—not just in the USA, but in news outlets around the world.

  • Shocking Pro-Abortion Video
    May 7, 2014

    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.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
    Jan. 19, 2014 from Answers Magazine

    We should integrate God’s Word into every area of our conversations—one-on-one, at local crisis centers, in peaceful protests, and ultimately in our efforts to change laws.

  • Autistic Teen Targeted in Venomous Letter
    Aug. 24, 2013 from News to Know

    Attack on this autistic child was the natural fruit of “pro-choice” and evolutionary worldviews

  • Magazine Department Article
    Simple Answers
    July 28, 2013 from Answers Magazine

    Mike Matthews shares his thoughts about Answers magazine v5 n4

  • When Does Life Begin?
    June 24, 2013

    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, a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Magazine Department Article
    Value of Human Life DVDs—Created in His Image
    June 6, 2012 from Answers Magazine

    These new DVDs equip Christians with biblical insights to speak out intelligently on life issues.

  • Really Most Sincerely Dead
    Feb. 4, 2012 from News to Know

    Killing weeds, killing people—what’s the difference?

  • Feedback Article
    Flesh and Blood
    Oct. 14, 2011 from Feedback

    If the life of the flesh is in the blood, why do we say life begins before there is blood? And what about twins?

  • Feedback Article
    Embryo Protection
    July 22, 2011 from Feedback

    It’s good to learn about ourselves and the world, but we must take care to preserve human life in the process. Can we observe embryo development without causing harm? Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell explains.

  • Kill a Handicapped Child?
    Oct. 9, 2010

    An advice columnist in the UK says that a good mother would kill a handicapped child rather than force it to live in suffering.

  • Feedback Article
    Weaved Together in the Womb?
    April 16, 2010 from Feedback

    Is the NIV version of the Bible wrong to say that we are “knit” together in the womb? Dr. Terry Mortenson and Dr. David Menton, AiG–U.S., examine the Hebrew and science.

  • The Results of Evolution
    July 13, 2009

    Christians are often confronted with the claim that “evolution will help society become better.”

  • Life is Winning
    May 23, 2009 from News to Know

    For the first time in Gallup polling history, more Americans identify themselves as “pro-life” than “pro-choice.”

  • Feedback Article
    Created in the Very Image of God
    Jan. 6, 2003 from Feedback

    The evolutionary world-view requires that human life is indistinguishable from animals in terms of value. Hence the pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia subversion in the media and state schools.

  • Magazine Article
    Is Your Baby a Person?
    June 1, 1992, p. 18

    Can you believe it? It did finally happen! A court ruled that an unborn child was not a person.


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