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SANCTITY OF LIFE 2011. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Moral Choices An Introduction to Ethics Scott B. Rae Evangelical Ethics John Jefferson Davis Bioethics and the Christian Life David Vandrunen Bioethics, A Primer for Christians Gilbert Meilaender

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Sanctity of life 2011

SANCTITY OF LIFE2011


Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Moral Choices An Introduction to Ethics

    • Scott B. Rae

  • Evangelical Ethics

    • John Jefferson Davis

  • Bioethics and the Christian Life

    • David Vandrunen

  • Bioethics, A Primer for Christians

    • Gilbert Meilaender

  • Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice

    • Francis J. Beckwith


Roe v wade

Roe v. Wade

  • January 22, 1973

  • Abortion on demand during first trimester

  • After first trimester, abortion allowed to preserve the life or health of the mother


Doe v bolton

Doe v. Bolton

  • January 22, 1973

  • The health of the mother included her psychological and emotional health

  • Abortion legal throughout pregnancy if the mother’s psychological or emotional health was impaired


Cultural arguments for abortion

CULTURAL ARGUMENTS FOR ABORTION

  • Some human beings are not persons and therefore do not have rights

    • When does a human being become a person?

  • A woman cannot be forced to use her body to maintain the survival of another

    • Kidnapped into a forced pregnancy

    • What are the limits of the mother – child bond?


Personhood when is a human a person

PERSONHOOD: WHEN IS A HUMAN A PERSON?

  • SUBSTANCE BASED - BIBLICAL:

    • A human being is intrinsically valuable because of its nature, essence, substance and the human being remains that nature, essence, substance as long as they are alive

  • PERFORMANCE BASED - CULTURAL:

    • A human being becomes a person after it has accomplished certain milestones and it loses personhood when cannot maintain those milestones


Science

SCIENCE

  • Before fertilization:

    • Egg and sperm – parts of two separate persons

  • After fertilization:

    • The one-celled zygote is a new distinct living human organism with a new unique human genetic code that does not change

    • The only changes in the new human is its Size, Level of development, Environment, and Degree of dependency


Different cultural milestones for personhood

DIFFERENT CULTURAL MILESTONES FOR PERSONHOOD

  • Implantation

  • Quickening

  • Viability

  • Brain development

  • Sentience

  • Birth

  • Self-awareness, IQ, alertness, relationships


Abortion arguments that assume non personhood of the baby

ABORTION ARGUMENTS THAT ASSUME NON-PERSONHOOD OF THE BABY

  • Her body

  • Back alley abortions

  • Financial hardship

  • Unwanted pregnancy

  • Abnormal fetus

  • Infanticide in first 30 days

  • Incest or rape


Biblical response

BIBLICAL RESPONSE

  • GENESIS 1:26-27

  • ISAIAH 49:1

  • JEREMIAH 1:5

  • PSALM 51:5

  • PSALM 139:13-16

  • LUKE 1:34-35

  • MARK 10:45

  • PHILIPPIANS 2:3-5

  • 2 CHRONICLES 7:14


Question

QUESTION

  • WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF YOUR ETHICS:

    • CULTURE?

    • GOD’S REVELATION?


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