Do you ever get tired of hearing Christian conservatives whine about how bad things are going? I do, too. (Do you ever get tired of people asking questions just so they can answer them for you? I do, too). We really are fighting an uphill battle in the culture wars. But in one area we are clearly winning, not whining. That is in the area of reducing abortion and fostering a respect for the unborn. I am convinced that we are winning for two reasons: First, we are starting to ask tough questions of those who would take innocent life in the name of “choice.” Second, we are weaving those questions together within the framework of a comprehensive Christian worldview.
Here are some good questions you might want to use in your next encounter with an abortion choice advocate. Even if your opponent does not give any answers you will probably make him rethink his position:
1. Some people have bumper stickers saying “Don’t like Abortion? Don’t Have One?" Does that sound like a well-reasoned argument?
2. Some people have proposed bumper stickers saying “Don’t like Slavery? Don’t Own One.” Does that sound like a well-reasoned argument?
3. By claiming that nothing is certain moral relativists often elevate their own desires and ego above absolute truth. Should civil libertarians be bothered by the fact that relativist arguments are frequently invoked in defense of abortion rights?
4. Absolute morality is best understood when something absolutely wrong is done to you. Does the fact that you could never experience abortion help explain your support of abortion rights?
5. If there are no absolute truths, are abortion rights absolute?
6. Even if cultures vary in terms of their beliefs about when life begins, does it follow that none is correct?
7. In defense of their unwillingness to debate abortion, many people, such as radio talk show host Neal Boortz, have stated that opinions on abortion are fixed. If such opinions are fixed, then why do polls show that pro-lifers now constitute a majority in America?
8. Is ultrasound technology helping people converge upon certain undeniable truths about the complexity and origins of life?
9. Do people, such as radio talk show host Neal Boortz, sometimes claim that things like sexual orientation (and abortion attitudes) are fixed merely to avoid having to debate these issues?
10. Is there such thing as a pro-choice gene?
11. My opposition to those who bomb abortion clinics is rooted in my religious views. Should I impose those views on others by supporting laws against bombing abortion clinics?
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