“Moral” is defined as “concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.” I think most of us can agree that there are right and wrong ways to behave and that humans can demonstrate both good and bad character. So, on the issue of abortion—and the issue of defending human life in general—what is the moral position to take?
First, in order to come to any sort of moral conclusion in the matter, we need to make a basic assumption that this article is predicated on: we’re talking about human lives. You can’t argue against my conclusions on the basis that an unborn child isn’t a unique, living human being. We’re already assuming that based on the Scientific Basis for Defending All Human Life. If you don’t believe that an unborn child is a human being, you have an issue with science and morality, but you may need to resolve your science first.
Next, let’s ask and answer four questions. 1) What is the result of declaring certain classes of humans as “less” than others? 2) We all agree that Hitler’s genocide of the Jews was wrong and immoral. How does this relate to abortion? 4) Is it actually wrong to fail to stand up for innocent lives? 5) What should good moral character compel me to do? Read more The MORAL Basis for Defending All Human Life