Friday, November 24, 2017 01:17:39 PM

The Abortion Debate: The Absence of Questions

By Sanjit Dias - Wed Sep 13, 4:45 am

Featured image (modified) courtesy Wesley Fryer

The government of Sri Lanka recently announced plans to widen the scope of the law on abortion.  This initiative was subsequently put on hold because of strong opposition from religious leaders and groups in the country. As this has raised a lot of controversy, particularly on social media, I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the subject, which will hopefully show that there are some serious questions we must answer as a society before making such a decision.

Disclaimer

I think it’s only fair that I start by letting people know what my own convictions on the subject are. As a Christian, I believe very strongly that all life is sacred, regardless of the origin or the quality of that life. We are all made in the image of God, and that alone merits protection. I believe that the process of life begins at conception (and there is scientific evidence to suggest that from the moment of fertilisation, the human embryo is a distinct organism) and abortion therefore, is a form of killing….

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