Once you have established that the unborn are human from fertilization, the next step is to ask when we should assign basic human rights to a human individual . The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights since without it you can’t enjoy any other rights. It’s pretty difficult to enjoy freedom of speech if you’re not alive to speak in the first place.
As a Christian, I believe that all humans are valuable because we were made in God’s image.  God does not have a physical body, so we weren’t made in His physical image. We were made in the image of His likeness; in other words, God has a rational, moral nature, and made us with a similar rational, moral nature. [Read more…]