Scott Klusendorf has an easy-to-remember acrostic for defending the pro-life position. The word to remember is S.L.E.D.—
Size: Does how big you are determine who you are or your level of importance?
Level of development: Are twenty-year-olds more human than ten-year-olds, since they are smarter and stronger?
Environment: Does being inside a house make you more or less of a person than being outside? Does being located in his mother’s body rather than outside make a child less human?
Degree of dependency: Does dependence upon another determine who you are? Is someone with Alzheimer’s or on kidney dialysis less of a person?
Use these questions to engage folks in thoughtful discussions about your pro-life worldview.