MYTH: “Abortion doesn’t kill a child, it just terminates a pregnancy; after all, the unborn isn’t a human being, it’s just a clump of cells.”
TRUTH: The unborn is, by any objective measure, a human being from the moment of fertilization.
First, a “being”, that is, a living entity:
- Jerome LeJeune, the professor of genetics who discovered the chromosome pattern of Down Syndrome, was simply expressing the nearly unanimous scientific consensus when he said “After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being.”
-When the U.S. Senate judiciary committee invited pro-abortionists to present experts to testify about when life begins, they were unable to produce even one expert witness to specifically state that life begins at any point other than conception or implantation (from Pro-life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments).
Not only is the unborn indisputably alive, he or she is incontestably a human:
-The living entity in the womb has human DNA; were a lab to test a DNA sample, it would be indistinguishable from that of a newborn, a twelve year old or a sixty year old.
-From the first moment of fertilization, the entire genetic blueprint for a unique individual is already present; the child’s sex, hair and eye color, height and skin tone are already determined.
-Before the earliest surgical abortions the unborn child already has every body part and organ he or she will ever have (females already have all their own eggs in their ovaries).
The unborn child is not a part of the mother’s body: no part of the mother’s body has different DNA or blood type, or its own heart lungs or liver.
The unborn child is simply a human being at a particular stage of development, as is toddler, an adolescent, or an adult. The only objective, verifiable scientific conclusion is that human beings begin their lives at conception.
DON’T BUY THE LIE!
Watch an amazing 3D ultrasound video of an unborn child at 14 weeks after conception posted by Dr. Rafael Ortega Munoz:
Essential Pro-Life Resources:
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments (link)