Introduction: 1. It is our God-given obligation to speak up for those whose voices cannot be heard. 2. The problem arises when we try to deal with those who have little or no respect for the Bible. 3. Heidi and Honey are taking an ethics class where the Bible cannot be employed as evidence. 4. Therefore, we are going to establish that abortion is wrong without the use of the Bible. 5. At the end of the lesson, we will give some Bible verses which teach that abortion is sinful.
I. Moral value existed before the first human being. True or False. A. If moral value existed before the first human being, then a being (God) had(s) to exist to give the moral value. B. If moral value did not exist before the first human being, then moral value is the product of the human mind. C. This means a nation can do what the majority of the people deem right. D. Therefore, the Germans would have been right in putting to death six million Jews. If not, why not? E. So, if a society declares that a group of human beings in a given locale does not deserve to live, then they ought to be put to death. F. America has decided that little babies in the womb do not deserve to live. Therefore, moms and dads Ahave the right@ to terminate the life of a human being. G. With this philosophy that moral value is the product of the human mind, society could just as well decide that old people should and must be put to death.
II. Life has to come from life. A. The laws of science say that spontaneous generation is false. B. The law of biogenesis says that life always brings forth life. This being true, life had to come from God. We are made in His image. Therefore, only God has the right to give life or to take it. C. Murder is wrong and abortion is murder. D. The laws of thermodynamics state that matter cannot be eternal. Therefore, someone had to put life here. E. Social or Abirth control reasons account for 93 percent of all abortions.
III. The scientific view. A. We want to make an argument that is irrefutable. B. Here is the logical argument: Major Premise: If a fetus possesses the properties which are essential to being a human being, then a fetus is a human being. Minor Premise: A fetus does possess the properties which are essential to being a human being. Conclusion: Therefore, a fetus is a human being. C. When the sperm and egg come together, there is conception. In the genetic pool of this conceived life is everything needful for being human. The color of skin, eyes, hair, etc. is predetermined by the genetic codes (DNA) spelled out in this conception. D. Human life is a continuum: 1. At conception life begins. 2. 18-25 days: Heart begins to beat. 3. 6 weeks: Baby begins to move; brain waves are already present and can be recorded on an electroencephalogram. 4. 7 weeks: If baby's lip is tickled, he will pull away. 5. 8 weeks: Grabs, swims freely, electrocardiogram can be used to record heart impulses. 6. 10 weeks : At this stage the baby is so perfectly formed that he even has fingertips. 7. 12 weeks: Breathes (fluid), sucks thumb, swallows, tastes, cries, sleeps, and wakes; all organ systems functioning, including mental. 8. Beyond 12 weeks: Nothing new is formed; the baby begins to grow rapidly. 9. Birth: Exits from the womb; breathes air and takes food by mouth.
IV. Arguments by those trying to promote abortion. A. It is the woman=s body. 1. We know it is not the woman=s body because sometimes the little baby is a male. 2. The mother and baby have different: a. Bodies, b. Heart beats, c. Brain waves, d. Sometimes different type blood, AND e. Systems (circulatory, digestive, respiratory, etc.). B. It is not human. 1. The law of excluded middle says a thing cannot be both true and false at the same time. 2. It further states that everything is either human or non-human. 3. If that which is in the mother=s womb is non-human, then it will be non-human upon birth. 4. What magic process takes place that causes a non-human thing to become a human being simply by changing locations B from the womb to birth? 5. We further state that non-human things will continue to be nonhuman. C. They claim abortion should be allowed in the case of rape or incest. 1. Two wrongs do not make a right. 2. Many people want little babies. 3. Very few are impregnated by means of rape. According to Planned Parenthood statistics, just 7 percent of all abortions were motivated by the Ahard cases.@ These are: the mother=s health (3 percent); when the baby has a possible health problem (3 percent); or when the pregnancy results from rape or incest (1 percent). 4. Incest is terrible. However, it is still murder to abort the child. D. They claim that abortion should be allowed if the mother=s health is endangered. 1. We agree if it is a case where the mother is pregnant in the tubes. The baby is going to die anyway. Nature usually takes care of these cases. 2. If it is a case where they do not believe the mother can handle it emotionally, then this would be murder. E. They claim that every child should be a wanted child.
VI. Abortion is murder. A. Once we have established the fact that the little one in the womb is a human being, then we take the next step to affirm that the taking of that little human life is murder. B. Thus we argue: Major Premise: If it is the case that the fruit of the womb of a human mother is in like fashion a human, then to destroy the fruit of the womb is to destroy a human life, thus murder. Minor Premise: It is the case that the fruit of the womb of a human mother is in like fashion a human. Conclusion: Therefore, to destroy the fruit of the womb is to destroy a human life, thus murder. C. We ask again, if the baby is not a human in the womb, what property does it acquire after birth that makes him a human? D. Is a prematurely born baby a human? What makes it human? E. Is a prematurely aborted baby a human? What makes it non-human B as they declare?
VII. Scriptures to ponder. A. Genesis 1:26,27 B And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. B. Genesis 9:6,7 B Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. C. Psalm 139:13-16 B For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. D. Isaiah 49:5 B And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength. E. Jeremiah 1:5 B Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. F. Matthew 1:18 B Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. G. Luke 1:41 B And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. H. Proverbs 6:17 B A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.
Conclusion: May God help us to fight for the lives of little innocent babies.