Are Unborn Children Merely Potential Human Beings?

Opinion   |   Josh Brahm   |   Dec 26, 2012   |   2:26PM   |   Washington, DC

Valerie from Silver Lake, Kansas emailed Life Report to ask for advice on a discouraging debate she had with her pro-choice, Christian father about abortion. Josh continues a three-part video series responding to different aspects of her email, and some of her dad’s pro-choice arguments.

This is part two, where I discuss…

  • how to respond when people call the unborn a “potential human being;”
  • the claim that life is just a cycle and nothing really begins at fertilization;
  • how to use Richard Stith’s Polaroid analogy;
  • how to define the term “human being.”

Related Links:

  • Read Scott Klusendorf’s explanation of the “trotting Out a toddler” tactic.
  • Read Richard Stith’s full article on construction versus development.
  • Since Valerie’s dad is a Christian, we would recommend she reviews this episode with special guest Scott Klusendorf: “Does the Bible’s Silence Justify Abortion?”

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