I like philosophical tweaks and I keep finding them today. I point you to the channeled voice of Christians who'd rather not offend than defend the rights of the unborn.
To attempt to define “life” or “where life begins” runs the risk of “Constantinean” thinking. This is perhaps the worst sort of thinking that ill informed Christian can do. As many highly respectable academics such as Cornel West have pointed out, Constantine was a very bad person who helped save the Roman Empire by ending the persecution of the Church. He also had the temerity to favor Christianity in some of his public acts.
As anyone knows the very act of agreeing with the Church meant Constantine was bad. It would have been better for him to allow the entire Empire to fall to barbarians than to have “saved” it by favoring Christianity. Some will prate about the culture that was preserved, but we see through such Western centered logic chopping. Who is to say that the pagans of the barbarian invasions were worse than the “civilized Romans?”
Who is to say that saving the works of ancient philosophy and literature were worth the temptations of power that occurred?
When the desire to support political leaders who agree with us (Constantineanism) is combined with Cowboy tendencies (acting without proper academic definitions) this Cowboy Constantineanism ends up pressing for action precipitously...