To believe in the sanctity of life is to deny biomedical fact. Human reproduction is fundamentally flawed and grossly inefficient.
Conceptional life is generally unsustainable, living on borrowed time. Three out of four early embryos are doomed to abort spontaneously. Of those that survive beyond implantation, another 20 percent likely will miscarry before term. Spontaneous abortion is the most common complication of pregnancy.
How does a reproductive system so fatally flawed square with divine creation? Even more troubling, how can pro-lifers derive moral certainties from this divine order, one which creates life only to summarily destroy it? In terms of sheer collateral damage, elective abortion would appear to be the lesser evil.
Prenatal development is a creative-destructive process. If all abortion is an intrinsic evil, then the pro-life crowd has some explaining to do, for naturally occurring spontaneous abortion is the real horror show.
- Robert Rukavina, Valparaiso