- What assumptions are involved in the positions Christians take on this issue on both sides? Are they good assumptions?
- What Scriptures are used in this discussion on both sides? How good is the exegesis?
- What tactics are most effective in reaching the long term goals on this issue? How effective is prohibition? How effective is addressing the causes?
- What are the political implications for whom you support with your vote? Does this issue trump all others when you come to the polls? Why should it or why not?
- To what extent might experiential and anecdotal inputs (e.g., Heaven is for Real) have an impact on our thinking, maybe even over the Bible itself? Are there dangers here?
- Are we consistent in our positions? What would it mean to be pro-life in a thoroughgoing way?
- What exactly did Roe v. Wade say? To what extent are Christian positions on abortion positions that involve religious assumptions? To what extent can they be argued in secular categories?
I don't have time to participate much in any discussion today. Please don't eat each other alive in your thoughts. Angry responses are often a sign of insecurity in your own position...