“What is the difference between these babies”?
That is perhaps my favorite question when I’m using our baby models at a pro-life information table. I point to the baby models we have that represent children in the womb at 12, 20, 26, and 30 weeks gestation at their approximate size and weight.
“Some are bigger than others” is the answer I most commonly hear.
“Right”, I say. “Each one is a little bigger, and a little older. That is the only difference between them. That is also the only difference between them and you or me. We are even bigger and older yet. So logically, if it is ok for someone to kill one of these babies, it should be ok for them to kill you or me if the only difference between us is size and age. That is why abortion is wrong…it determines an arbitrary age and size of a human being when it is ok to kill someone and when it is not. We believe that it is wrong to kill someone no matter how old or young, big or small they are. Don’t you agree”?
Sometimes the simplest arguments are the best!