A combination of the Planned Parenthood videos and the presidential race brings some of the best anti-abortion news we've seen for a long time. We hear candidates making very good arguments against abortion, taking some very conservative, completely scriptural positions. While on the road yesterday, I heard the impact of this in a discussion on a PBS station. The tide has turned on this. A big part of it has also been the use of "science." What the Bible says is science, but I'm saying that even those claiming to be pro-science struggle with the new emphasis against abortion.
Marco Rubio makes great arguments against abortion to Chris Cuomo on CNN, even in the case of rape and incest. Rubio argues, of course the baby in the womb is a person, What else is it? The only possible outcome is a person, not a dog or an elephant or anything else. Ben Carson says that Margaret Sanger tried to eliminate black babies and that Planned Parenthood locates in black neighborhoods to cull the population. Carly Fiorina talks about a doctor with the mother, using the ultrasound, referring to the child as a "baby." They don't say it's a fetus. They refer to it a baby. The ultrasound visits have changed minds. Prenatal surgery "saves the baby's life." It's hard to say that anything but a person was saved through a prenatal surgery. Ben Carson performed these.
Ray Comfort presents an argument. If you were to destroy a skyscraper and you knew there was one person in the building, would you go ahead and destroy it? No one would. If there was even a slight possibility that someone was in the building, maybe hidden in some closet, would you? No. If it was less than 1 percent chance someone was in the building, would you still destroy it? No. If there is one percent chance that life starts at conception, would you kill it? Good argument.
I thought of another one. At what point would scientists call something life if they found it on Mars? If they found it, would they kill it? To the extent that that is life, is that in the mother's womb more life after conception? Would they kill something that is more living than what they found on Mars? I'm not saying they would find that on Mars, but I'm quite sure that something less than a conceived human being, they would protect, try to save.
If someone dies when his heart stops beating, is he alive when his heart starts beating? The heart in the womb is already beating. The Bible is against abortion. We can go to the verses, but you can argue from morality, even natural law, the common sense, the law written in the hearts of unbelievers. I hear this moving the argument against abortion even in this pagan society or culture like I haven't seen it in awhile. This is good news.