In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor–theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well–considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy. Dr. Sproul strives for a factual, well–reasoned approach informed by careful biblical scholarship. He considers both sides of this issue in terms of biblical teaching, civil law, and natural law. This edition includes a new foreword by Dr. George Grant and has been updated to reflect developments in the issue. Appendixes provide further background on the issue of when life begins and list sources for pro–life resources.