The SLED Test is a conversation piece, originally developed by Stephen Schwartz in his book, Moral Question of Abortion, that uncovers a few ways to logically discuss the value of human life.
The acronym SLED stands for size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency. From this thought process, we can share the reality that personhood is not defined by any of these four things.
Now, anyone who has talked with an abortion advocate knows that the dynamics of real conversation many times make it impossible to give a four-step argument like the SLED Test. Sometimes people have a short attention span or want to focus on just one of these points. Even still, items from the SLED test come up frequently in any conversation on abortion. All you have to do is keep watch for them, then respond with a response from the SLED Test.
Below are four short videos that present a winsome, engaging, and informative response to the SLED concerns that are repeated most frequently by those who would try to make a case that pre born babies are not human.
Level of Development
Degree of Dependency
To learn more about The SLED Test, you can check out a great article from Steve Wagner on our website here. For more resources on defending the dignity and value of all human life, go to FocusOnTheFamily.com/ProLife.
Additionally, get equipped to be a compassionate and compelling voice for life at the Evangelicals for Life conference taking place in Washington, D.C.—in conjunction with March for Life—on January 21-22, 2016. You can attend in person, or via a free live simulcast.