How Sacred Is Human Life?

R.C. Sproul | January 1, 1990

Series: Abortion

Emanuel Kant said that the sacredness of life was self-evident. The framers of the Declaration of Independence shared his conviction as they wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident …” Now, things that are self-evident theoretically need no explanation, but we find ourselves in a day where “these truths” are being contested. Terms such as “actual” life and “potential” life are used to draw lines between those who are protected by law and those who are not.

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