Are You Nominally Pro-Life?

Matt Chandler | May 7, 2016

It’s one thing to say you’re pro-life, and another thing to be pro-life. In other words, if we’re only pro-life in theory but not in practice, then we’re not really pro-life. Sure, we can say we are, but that alone doesn’t mean anything or hold any weight.

So what does it look like to be truly pro-life? As Christians, how do we move from belief to action on this pressing issue?

When the Soul Begins

Psalm 139 is perhaps the quintessential text for discussing the sanctity of life. In this psalm, David praises God for his creation in his mother’s womb. Theologically, this psalm leaves no doubt that the child in the womb is a human being, with days ahead of him already marked out by God. Our God is deeply and actively involved in our creation. Theologically, life begins at conception.

However, this isn’t the big theology-vs.-science debate some tend to believe it is. The facts aren’t really disputed: At conception, a new DNA strand is created that’s distinct from mom and dad’s, a new human life. At eight weeks in the womb, a baby feels and reacts to pain, and has all of the organs necessary to support life.

Yet it’s legal…

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