When does life begin? This one question is cornerstone to the debate on abortion and the so-called “woman’s right to choose.” Beyond the obvious biblical references (Ps. 139:13, Ps. 51:5), there are whole cultures that celebrate a child’s date of conception as the beginning of life by adding a full year to the person’s age.
Yet people on the pro-abortion side of the debate argue that life begins much later. Some suggesting that life begins with a beating heart (week 3) and others believe that it begins with the first breath outside the womb. Surely Barbara Walters and the liberal ladies on The View would agree with one another that life begins, the “pregnancy” becomes a child, at birth.
On February 8th, the topic on the show was sparked by a ruling in Texas that upholds a law that requires women to view an ultrasound of the baby inside them before choosing to abort.