Imagine two fruits of the same species passing through different stages of life…
Would you consider the unripe orange to be anything other than an orange? Would you claim that it’s not alive while growing on the tree just because it’s green? Would you strip it of its ‘orangehood’ just because it looks different than when you’d typically pick it?
Incredibly, that’s exactly what some members of our species do when they speak of their own young. People who support the right to abortion consider their children in the womb something other than a human being, stripping them of their personhood. Even more concerning is that many of them even claim that their children aren’t alive until born.
This is an interview conducted by Playboy’s David Hochman with Cecile Richards, then president of Planned Parenthood:
“In your opinion,” he asked towards the beginning, “when does a human life begin?”
“For me,” she said, “it was when my babies were born, and they’ve been such an important part of my life. That was it for me.”
Hochman had a follow up ready. “Is there any point during pregnancy when an abortion would be terminating a life?” he asked.
“That’s a question medical folks have dealt with, and I’m not a doctor,” she said. “I’ve spent a lot of time with ob-gyns, and they will tell you there is no specific moment when life begins.”
As ridiculous as this sounds, advocates for ripping children from the safety of their mother’s womb must believe it to accept the right to kill them.
“Fertilization is a sequence of events that begins with the contact of a sperm (spermatozoon) with a secondary oocyte (ovum) and ends with the fusion of their pronuclei (the haploid nuclei of the sperm and ovum) and the mingling of their chromosomes to form a new cell. This fertilized ovum, known as a zygote, is a large diploid cell that is the beginning, or primordium, of a human being.”
— Moore, Keith L. Essentials of Human Embryology. Toronto: B.C. Decker Inc, 1988, p.2