I Am Pro-Life Because: A 30-Second Defense

By Steven A. Christie

Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba

My experience is that the opportunity to defend the Pro-Life position is pretty common and often arises unexpectedly. You may only get one chance to make your case. So make it count. 

If you can make an articulate, respectful, and persuasive argument in only thirty seconds, you have a real chance to win hearts and minds. If you are unprepared, however, you may waste what might be your only opportunity to make an effective case for life.  

So prepare your thirty-second summary. Practice it over and over again. See that it becomes a part of you. Then, be ready to use it at a moment’s notice!  

I am Pro-Life:  

Because I am Pro-Science: There is overwhelming scientific consensus that life begins at conception.   

Because Social Justice Begins in the Womb: Every living human being is entitled to equal protection under the law and the most fundamental of human rights: the right to “life” itself. Being a burden on someone is never justification for killing them.  

Because I am Pro-Woman: Abortion degrades women, treating their fertility as a defect, which enables men to use and then abandon women when they are most vulnerable. Abortion never empowers women—only the men who wish to exploit them.  

Because I am Against Violence: Abortion is not only immoral, but it is also an act of extreme violence against the most innocent and vulnerable.  

Because of the Visible Evidence: Ultrasound and MRI now clearly reveal to the world what’s moving inside a woman’s body: a living baby. 

Because of Objective Morality: If abortion is the killing of an innocent, unborn child, then it’s immoral and cowardly to remain silent.  

That’s why I am Pro-Life.  

Dr. Steven Christie is a physician specializing in oncologic radiology and body imaging. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology. He is also an attorney and member of the Florida Bar. Aside from his medical and legal work, Dr. Christie also lectures regularly on Catholic social issues, particularly marriage, family, and the dignity of life. He and his wife, Dr. Grazie Christie, live in the Miami area and are the proud parents of five children.

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