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Scientific Evidence That Abortion Is Murder

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The scientific viewpoint on the issue. Many people try to claim that the unborn is just a blob of tissue, nothing more than a tumor. But it is a scientific and medical fact, based on experimental evidence, that the fetus is a living, growing, thriving human being, directing his or her own development. The unborn baby is never part of the mother's body. By the end of the second week of pregnancy, there is a distinct embryo present. The fetus has a developing brain and a rudimentary heart. By the end of the third week of pregnancy, the fetus has the beginnings of vetrebrae, developing eyes and ears, a closed circulatory system (separate from the mother's), a working heart, the beginnings of lungs, and budding limbs. By the end of the fourth week of pregnancy, the fetus has a developing nose, and a pancreas. By the end of the fifth week of pregnancy, the fetus has the beginnings of vertebrae, a bony jaw and clavicle, developing eyes, ears, and nose, a closed circulatory system, a working heart, lungs, limbs, hands, feet, and a pancreas. By the end of the sixth week of pregnancy, the fetus has a vertebral column, a bony jaw and clavicle, a primative cranium, ribs, a developing nervous system, a closed circulatory system with a working heart, developing eyes, ears, and nose, lungs, lim bs, hands, feet, a pancreas, a bladder, kidneys, a tongue, a larynx, a thyroid body, and germs of teeth. By the end of the seventh week of pregnancy, the fetus has a vertebral column, a bony jaw and clavicle, a primitive cranium, ribs, femur, tibia, palate, upper jaw, developing nervous system, a closed circulatory system with a working heart, developing eyes,ears, and nose, lungs, arms, legs, hands, feet, a pancreas, a bladder, kidneys, a tongue, a larynx, a thyroid body, germs of teeth, and the beginnings of muscles. By the end of the second month of pregnancy, the fetus has a vertebral column, a bony jaw, clavicle, and palate, a cranium, ribcage, femur, tibia, forearms that can be distinguished from arms, and thighs that can be distinguished from legs, a developi ng nervous sytem, sympathetic nerves (meaning the fetus can feel pain), a closed circulatory system and a working heart, eyes, developing ears and nose, lungs, arms and forearms, legs and thighs, hands and feet, a pancreas, a bladder, kidneys, a tongue, a larynx, a thyroid, germs of teeth, and developing muscles. --gray's anatomy
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replied October 19th, 2005
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Assorted facts: after 9 weeks, unborn babies can feel pain, yet 48 per cent of all abortions are done after this point (us department of health and human services). The fetus has his/her own genetic code, blood type, sex. The fetus receives food from his/her mother, yet has a separate and distinct circulatory system. "the cell (a single-celled zygote) results from fertilization of an oocyte by a sperm and is the beginning of human life." -the developing human: clinically oriented embryology keith l. Moore. 2nd ed., philadelphia w.B. Sanders, 1977. "each individual has a very neat beginning at conception.... [this is] not a metaphysical contention, it is plain experimental evidence." -dr. Jerome lejune, discoverer of the chromosome pattern of down's syndrome in 1981, in a testimony to a senat e judiciary subcommittee. "by all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception." -professor hymie gordon, mayo clinic. Since abortion was leagalized in 1973, the number of reported cases of child abuse has increased by 1,497 per cent, from 167,000 in 1973 to 2.5 million in 1991 (us department of health & human services). Usc professor edward lenoski from heartbeat surveyed 674 abused children and found 91 per cent were from planned pregnancies. An average of 63 per cent of all pregnancies are wanted. "scientists have found hints of consciousness in 7-month-old fetuses and measured brain-wave patterns like those during dreaming during 8 months. They have pushed sentience back to the end of the second trimester and shown that fetuses can learn. Wit h no hype at all, the fetus can rightly be called a marvel of cognition, consciousness, and sentience." --"do you hear what I hear?" newsweek special issue, summer 1991 "after 28 weeks in utero, the fetus can hear.... By four months in a female fetus, all 5 million ova have formed. At 4 & 1/2 months, the fetus responds to a brush on its lips by sucking. By six weeks the brain is visible and electrically active; by eight, it has convoluted folds and shape of an adult brain." --"do you hear what I hear?" newsweek special issue, summer 1991 the following quotes are from pages 1 and 3 of the developing human: clinically orientated embryology. 5th ed. Moore and persaud. 1993. Saunders company. "human development is a continuous process that begins when an oocyte from a female is fertilized by a sperm from a male." "although it is coustomary to divide human development into prenatal and postnatal periods, it is important to realize that birth is merely a dramatic event during development resulting in a change in environment." "human development begins at fertilization." "either the fetus is a person or not. Either we know what it is or we don't. This leaves only 4 possibilities: a fetus is not a person, and we know that. This has never been any evidence to support this. A fetus is a person, and we know that.Killing an innocent person knowingly is murder. A fetus is a person, and we do not know that. Killing a person without knowing or intending to is manslaughter. It's like shooting at a sudden movement in a bush which may be a deer or another hunter. A fetus is not a person, and we do not know that. If the hunter didn't know for sure and shot anyway, it is criminal negligence, even if no one was killed. Abortion might be three things-- murder, manslaughter, or criminal negligence-- each of which is not debated but instinctively condemned. --choices, by peter kreeft source: todd primm
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