Question from robin on 2/21/2008:
the biggest problem I have in explaining why abortion is wrong is proving the egg/sperm combination is actually a human being. The pro-choice friends I have always come back with "But you can never know for sureeee." How can I fight this? I can say that life has to start somewhere and it would make sense that it begins with an egg/sperm, and then they just say "yeah but you can't say that for sure, therefore you cannot judge other people." As a pro-lifer, they do a good job making me feel like i'm "judging" other people and that I'm "speculating" when life begins.
When they start to feel like i'm making good points with when life begins, they change the subject to rape, mothers life in jeopardy, etc. It seems impossible that these people will get it, they have so many ways to get around the fact that abortion is wrong.
How do you debate with these people who say with "absolute certainity" that nobody knows anything with absolute certainty????
Answer by Judie Brown on 2/24/2008:
take a look at this article: When do human beings (normally) begin? by Professor Dianne Irving: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_01lifebegin1.html
Also, take a look at this excellent material on YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAcoL67W9b0 and This one narrated by John Willke, MD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qY2TS4wi2U&feature=related