THE Coroner's Court has ruled that an unresponsive, unbreathing baby girl was "born alive", and her death will therefore be the subject of a full inquest, according to an Adelaide newspaper.
This has prompted questions about when life really begins – at fertilisation, at birth, at first breath, or some other stage?
According to Dr Ward Kischer, Human Embyologist from the University of Arizona, there is no debate. ‘Every human embyologist in the world knows, that the life of the new individual human being begins at fertilisation … It is a scientific fact.”
Abort73 concurs. According to them, every new life begins at conception. They go on to quote a swag of modern Embyology teaching texts to demonstrate the agreement amonst the medical profession. “
Vote now to let Australia know that life begins at fertilisation.
So, if life begins at conception, what are the implications for abortion? Abort73 make the following argument:
Every new life begins at conception. This is an irrefutable fact of biology. It is true for animals and true for humans. When considered alongside the law of biogenesis – that every species reproduces after its own kind – we can draw only one conclusion in regard to abortion. No matter what the circumstances of conception, no matter how far along in the pregnancy, abortion always ends the life of an individual human being. Every honest abortion advocate concedes this simple fact.
Faye Wattleton, the longest reigning president of the largest abortion provider in the world – Planned Parenthood – argued as far back as 1997 that everyone already knows that abortion kills. She proclaims the following in an interview with Ms. Magazine:
"I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a foetus."
Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist author and abortion supporter, makes a similar concession when she writes:
"Clinging to a rhetoric about abortion in which there is no life and no death, we entangle our beliefs in a series of self-delusions, fibs and evasions. And we risk becoming precisely what our critics charge us with being: callous, selfish and casually destructive men and women who share a cheapened view of human life...we need to contextualise the fight to defend abortion rights within a moral framework that admits that the death of a foetus is a real death."
David Noonin, in his book, A Defense of Abortion, makes this startling admission:
"In the top drawer of my desk, I keep [a picture of my son]. This picture was taken on September 7, 1993, 24 weeks before he was born. The sonogram image is murky, but it reveals clear enough a small head tilted back slightly, and an arm raised up and bent, with the hand pointing back toward the face and the thumb extended out toward the mouth. There is no doubt in my mind that this picture, too, shows [my son] at a very early stage in his physical development. And there is no question that the position I defend in this book entails that it would have been morally permissible to end his life at this point." (p. xiv)
Don't miss the significance of these acknowledgements. Prominent defenders of abortion rights publicly admit that abortion kills. They are not saying that abortion is morally defensible because it doesn't kill a distinct human entity. They are admitting that abortion does kill a distinct human entity, but argue it is morally defensible anyway… the point here is this: There is simply no debate among honest, informed people that abortion kills distinctly human beings. (end quote)