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Equal Because We’re Human
Josh Brahm calls thisthe most undervalued argument in the prolife movement. It’s called the Equal Rights Argument. On all sides of the abortion debate, most people agree that those of us outside the womb have equal value. Ask what we have in common that makes us equal, and listen carefully to the answer.
In this example, the proposed answer is that being living human beings is what makes us equal. If a pro-choice person says this, the core disagreement is probably about the biological status of the preborn. Try to reach a consensus that a fetus is a living organism. Then point out that a fetus has human DNA, distinct from her mother’s DNA and her father’s DNA.