January 22, 2019 by directorfsm
January 22, 2019 by: Scott Klusendorf
This article is part of the 5 Myths series.
Myth #1: Christian pro-lifers impose religious arguments on a pluralistic society and thus violate the separation of church and state.
The “religion” objection is a dodge, not a refutation. As Francis J. Beckwith points out1, arguments are either true or false, valid or invalid. Calling an argument “religious” is a category mistake like asking, “How tall is the number three?” Pro-lifers argue that it’s wrong to intentionally kill innocent human beings, abortion does that, therefore, it’s wrong. If critics can refute that argument with evidence, go for it. But it won’t do to dismiss it with a label….