God formed and knit together and intricately embroidered you!
It is not a Human.
This is a purely scientific statement and can be answered with definitive science.
The moment a human sperm penetrates a human ovum or egg, a new entity comes into existence.
There are questions that need to be answered about this new entity. Is it human? Is it alive? It is a person?
It is human?
The new entity is called a Zygote and comprises human DNA and other human molecules. The genetic composition is absolutely unique and different from any other human that has ever existed, including its mother. This refutes the claim that abortion is merely a woman and her body.
The DNA includes the complete design for that person from hereditary attributes, to eye and hair colour to personality traits.
Yes, it is human.
Is it alive?
Science requires four criteria to be fulfilled to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction. The earliest human embryo fulfils all four of these.
Yes, it is alive.
It is a person, a human being?
Scientists define an organism as a complex structure of interdependent elements constituted to carry on the activities of life by separately-functioning but mutually dependant organs. The human zygote meets this definition with ease. Once formed, it initiates a complex sequence of events to ready it for continued development and growth:
The zygote acts immediately and decisively to initiate a program of development that will, if uninterrupted by accident, disease, or external intervention, proceed seamlessly through formation of the definitive body, birth, childhood, adolescence, maturity, and aging, ending with death. This coordinated behaviour is the very hallmark of an organism.
Yes, it is a person, a human being.
Thus, the scientific evidence is quite plain: at the moment of fusion of human sperm and egg, a new entity comes into existence which is distinctly human, alive, and an individual organism – a living, and fully human, being.
Abortion is the interruption, the ending of a human life. So if this is the case how can a woman cope when she finds herself pregnant, alone, scared and with nowhere to go. Reach out to us, our hands are reaching out to you.
We can and will help. We will help any woman through her pregnancy and birth and in the months and years afterwards. We will help with free counselling and support. We will help the woman to make wise decisions that benefit both herself and child.
We ask those who have aborted and need help to reach out to us, we are reaching out to you. We offer free counselling and support. There is life after abortion and we will help you find it.
No woman has to do this alone. Call or message us. We will help!
God’s thoughts about you are precious and weighty!
- Direct quotes taken from https://www.frc.org/brochure/the-best-pro-life-arguments-for-secular-audiences by Cathy Ruse and Rob Schwarzwalder.
- Marjorie A. England, “What Is An Embryo?” in Life Before Birth, Marjorie A. England (London:Mosby-Wolfe, 1996).
- Carl Sagan, Billions and Billions (New York: Random House, 1997): 163-179. See The American Heritage Medical Dictionary: “The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism.” The American Heritage Medical Dictionary, reprint edition (May 7, 2008), s.v. “Life.”
- Maureen L. Condic, “When Does Human Life Begin? A Scientific Perspective,” The Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person, Westchester Institute White Paper Series 1, no. 1 (October 2008):7. Full article available at: http://www.westches-terinstitute.net/resources/white-papers/351-white-paper.
Pregnant? Alone? Afraid?
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13 For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.
15 My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery].
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!