Abortion is the murder of an innocent child, and millions of murders are committed legally each year in abortion clinics. Abortion stops the beating of an innocent child's heart, most people do not see anything wrong with this because they simply believe it's just a blob of tissue. People must no longer ignore the scientific evidence that life begins at the moment of conception, and start hearing the silent screams of unborn children. The argument by the pro-abortion side is that the unborn child is not truly a child. Many people who are pro-abortion justify their beliefs through the concept that a fetus is only a blob of tissue until it is born, or the statement: life begins at birth. Abortion is not as simple as removing a blob of tissue; Abortion is the destruction, dismembering and killing of a human life -- an unborn baby.
"It is scientific and medical fact based on experimental evidence, that a fetus is a living, growing, thriving human being, directing his or her own development" (Fetal Development). The word fetus is Latin for "offspring or young one," and the life of a human begins at fertilization, so writing it off as just a blob of tissue is morally wrong. At a US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee meeting, most scientists said that life begins at conception or implantation of the embryo. For example, Professor Homie Gordon of the Mayo clinic stated, ."..
by all criteria of modern biology, life is present from the moment of conception" (Fetal Development). In a 1963 Planned Parenthood pamphlet entitled 'Plan Your Children' it states, "an abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun, and is dangerous to your life and health as well" (Defining Abortion). Even though abortion is dangerous to a woman's health, and kills her baby, Planned Parenthood still offers it as a safe solution. This statement contradicts what most abortion clinics say. It is not possible for abortion to be offered to women as a safe solution, when it not only puts her life in danger, but also kills another human being. Science has proven that a fetus is truly a human, as well as that life begins at conception.
The moment of conception for a fetus is, "Life in a continuum. From the moment the egg is fertilized a new life has begun. All the genetic information is present to construct a unique individual. Gender, physical features, eye color have already been determined. The baby's heart begins beating regularly at 24 days. Babies in the womb hiccup, cry, play, and learn" (Fetal Development).
Life continues from the day of fertilization until death. Nothing is added to a person during a lifetime. Life in the womb does not change at birth, there are no special procedures or changes that occur during birth to magically change the fetus to a baby. It is already a baby -- a human life. "If a fertilized egg is not by itself a full human being it could not become one because nothing is added to it," said Dr.
Jerome Lejeune (Defining Abortion). Most of all the development also takes place before one is born. Of the forty-five generations of cell divisions before adulthood, forty-one have taken place before a person is born (Defining Abortion). Therefore, fertilization is just the beginning of a long process of growing and maturing. In addition, a baby is truly a human being at conception and aborting that child becomes legal murder that people commit everyday around the world. Why would you want to take the precious life away which is a gift from God? America needs to open her hears to the screams of millions of murdered babies each year..