Given the recent abortion report:
I said, "you are correct Alexis, our baby is alive".
Notwithstanding incredible circumstances (mother or child is about to die, pick one to live or both will die...for example), how is choosing to end the child's life moral? I get the evolutionary/atheist idea that morals can't be created ex nihilo from matter exploding causing billions of years of progressive chain reactions leading to human life. Is it an evolutionary argument that abortion is not immoral? What is the actual argument?
The 'theistic' (Christian) argument is fairly simple;
God created the universe.
God Loves people and places a high value on people.
God asks us not to murder (declare unwarranted judgment over another person and end their life)
Example of unwarranted judgment: ending the life of someone because they cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs...murder.
Example of warranted judgment and therefore not murder: robber about to slash families throat, has knife out and is 4" from first victim and declares all in the house will die. Cops 10 minutes away. He placed himself in a position of being judged, therefore you stop him from killing your family. The degree required to stop his actions were the ending of his life. That is not murder according to God as he placed judgment on himself (Exodus 22:2-3).
Life begins at conception, therefore do not place unwarranted judgment to end the child's life.
What is the non-Christian perspective? Sincerely asking...