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Presbyterian minister says a baby becomes a person only when he is loved

by | Sep 21, 2015

By Sarah Terzo

Prolife author Dave Sterrett said [1]:

“A Presbyterian minister in my city once said that he would support his teenage daughter to get an abortion. When another pastor asked him, “When do you believe a human person begins to exist?” The Presbyterian minister replied, “I think someone becomes a person when they are loved.”

The baby below died in an abortion clinic. He was never loved. Was he therefore never a person?

This other baby, around the same age as the aborted one, was wanted and loved, but was stillborn. Was he a person because his mother loved and wanted him?


[1] Dave Sterrett, Aborting Aristotle: Examining Fatal Fallacies in the Abortion (South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 2015) 96

Editor’s note. This appeared at and is reprinted with permission.

Categories: Abortion