Scriptural Basis for Defending Human Life

Scriptural Basis for Defending Human Life

Where does the Bible speak about the “sanctity of human life?” I’ve noticed that the more widely a phrase or slogan gets thrown around, the fuzzier its meaning seems to become. This one is a good example. I’m forever hearing Christians talk about “the sanctity of human life” – in church, on Christian radio and television, and in fund-raising letters from non-profit ministries. In spite of this, I’m not sure I understand exactly what it refers to or where it comes from. Is there a biblical basis for this idea?