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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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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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