CrossHope Chapel is a pro-life church that believes in the sanctity of human life. You can read our official theological statement on the sanctity of human life at our website page: https://www.crosshopechapel.
However, in this post I would like to speak to a common pro-choice view that points to the differences between born and unborn as a reason to not be pro-life. I often hear people argue that a fetus is not a human being or a person until after it is birthed and living on its own, so let me address this wrongly held view…
• Size – The unborn is tiny and small compared to the born, but does the size of a person make them more human than one whose stature is smaller? A 7′ tall basketball player is not considered to be more human than those born with dwarfism and a child is still as much a human as is an adult.
• Location – The unborn is located inside the womb and the born is not, but when has the location of a person ever determined the status of humanity? A human is a human regardless of the continent they reside or the building they are in or the profession they labor in.
• Development – The unborn is still developing their organs, but does physical and mental development determine if a human being is a person or not? High School students’ GPA’s don’t determine more or less humanity and neither does one’s handicap or loss of limbs make a person any less a person.
• Dependency – The unborn is dependent on the mother for survival, but should we also judge one’s humanity on their level of dependency on insulin, blood pressure medicine, or nutrients outside the womb? Even if you consider yourself to be healthy person, you are likely still dependent on someone else, like a farmer for food, or a manufacturer for a vehicle to travel in, or a bank to receive your direct deposit payroll.