Secular Arguments Against Abortion: Is Abortion a Right, Choice or Destroyer of Life?
by Rich Deem

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Table of Contents

  1. Abortion–Life? Choice? Right?–Title Slide
  2. Abortion–Life? Choice? Right?–Main Arguments
  3. Abortion– Life? Choice? Right?–Why Should We Try to Persuade?
  4. Arguments Against Abortion
  5. Scientific Arguments Against Abortion
  6. When Does Human Life Begin? What do Medical Embryology Textbooks Say?
  7. When Does Human Life Begin? What do Medical Embryology Textbooks Say?
  8. When Does Human Life Begin? What do Medical Embryology Textbooks Say?
  9. When Does Human Life Begin? What do Medical Doctors Say?
  10. When Does Human Life Begin? What do Medical Doctors Say?
  11. Human Embryology 101–Significant Developmental Landmarks
  12. Abortion Statistics by Weeks of Gestation
  13. Fetus–Just a "Blob of Tissue"?
  14. Fetus–Just a "Blob of Tissue"?
  15. Fetus–Just a "Blob of Tissue"?
  16. Scientific Conclusions About Abortion
  17. Legal Arguments on Abortion
  18. The Right to Life and Abortion
  19. Supreme Court Decisions on Abortion
  20. Legal Definition of Murder in the State of California
  21. Legal Definition of Murder in the State of California–Exceptions
  22. Legal Personhood Issues Involving Abortion
  23. Moral Arguments Involving Abortion
  24. Abortion: "Benefits" to Women–Summary of Arguments
  25. Abortion Must Remain Legal to Prevent Abortion-Related Deaths
  26. Abortion Must Remain Legal to Prevent Abortion-Related Deaths
  27. Abortion–The "Hard" Cases
  28. Abortion Alleviates Economic and Social Problems
  29. Abortion–Every Child Should be Wanted
  30. Abortion–Every Child Should be Wanted (Wanted children are less likely to be abused)
  31. Abortion–Women Have a "Right" to Control Their Own Body
  32. Abortion–Population Control –Rebuttal
  33. Abortion–Fetus is Not a Person (Susan Sherwin)
  34. Abortion–Fetus is Not a Person–Rebuttal
  35. Abortion–Fetus is Not a Person–Rebuttal
  36. Abortion–Definition of Personhood–Problems
  37. Abortion–Definition of Personhood–Problems
  38. Abortion–Implications of Functionally-Defined Personhood
  39. Abortion–When Does a Human Being Become a Person?
  40. Abortion–At Conception, It Is Only a "Single Cell"
  41. Abortion Claim–Prior to 20 Weeks, a Fetus Is Not a Person
  42. Abortion Claim–Prior to 20 Weeks, a Fetus Is Not a Person–Rebuttal
  43. Abortion Claim–Prior to 20 Weeks, a Fetus Is Not a Person–Rebuttal
  44. Abortion Claim–Prior to 24 Weeks, a Fetus Is Not Viable Outside the Womb–Rebuttal
  45. Personhood Starts at the Point of Self-consciousness–Rebuttal
  46. Morality and Abortion–"Safe, Legal, and Rare"
  47. Do You Personally Believe That Abortion Is Wrong?
  48. I Am Personally Against Abortion, But...
  49. Abortion Vs. Slavery

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