Here’s the logic of being prolife from the life of Jesus
Why am I pro-life? Because Jesus was a zygote.
It can be difficult to grasp that an organism no bigger than a dot is a human being deserving of dignity and protection.
But if we wouldn’t suggest killing toddlers as a way to solve a woman’s problems, we simply cannot justify killing an embryo or fetus before birth either. Why? The growing embryo is different from the infant who will emerge in only 4 significant ways (known as the SLED test).*
The four differences are size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency.
Size doesn’t determine value since we don’t confer more rights to men who are generally larger than women.
Level of development cannot determine value either, or else every teenager would get their wish–older children would be worth more than younger siblings.
Environment can’t grant value by virtue of being in the womb or out—where you are doesn’t determine who or what you are.
Degree of dependency isn’t relevant either because those who depend on life-saving medication or treatments like dialysis have an equal right to life as those who do not.
Someday prenatal photography may become refined enough to capture your image as ultrasound may have before your birth. If so, we could look at such a photo and say, “There you are!” You didn’t change from an embryo to a fetus to an infant. You retain your unique identity from conception through your entire life cycle.
Reverend Dr. James Lamb, Executive Director of National Lutherans for Life teaches that Jesus became a zygote, before developing as an embryo, a fetus, a child, and a man for our sake. Therefore we must conclude that He values life at its earliest stage—and so should we.
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The Good News is that you are forgiven in Jesus’ Name and you will be welcomed into fellowship as you seek your restoration.
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