You’re ALIVE! (And Always Have Been)

Cyanide Comics It's Alive

Science and common sense are in violent agreement. You’ve been alive since you came into being at the moment of your fertilization. Terminating you at any point from that moment to this moment would result in your death. People who support the right to kill humans while living in the womb continue to embrace three dangerously ignorant ideas now that they’ve been safely born…

  1. They weren’t alive prior to their birth.
  2. They weren’t human beings while living in their mother’s womb.
  3. Abortion isn’t murder because it’s legal and doesn’t kill a human being.

Let’s decompose these assertions. The first premise is a grotesque rejection of science. Even abortionists admit they are killing when they crush a prenatal child’s skull. This isn’t even up for debate, no matter how desperately some want to cling to their delusion. Watch as this first trimester little girl jumps up and down in her mother’s womb.

The second premise is built around the idea that some humans aren’t human beings. Let’s revisit your fertilization. That’s the moment your mother and father’s haploid gametes fused, producing 46 chromosomes, also known as YOU. In other words, you came into being as a human. We commonly refer to humans that currently exist as human beings. To further pull this thread to its logical conclusion, every human being is a person. To summarize: human = human being = person.

The first part of the third premise is true, legally speaking. Murder is defined as the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Since abortion is currently legal, it’s technically not murder. Let’s take a moment to reflect on history. During the years leading to and including World War II, the Nazi German State killed millions of Jews, among other groups, legally. Few would argue that shooting a Jewish child in the head with a handgun wasn’t murder, yet these same people would argue that killing them in the womb wouldn’t be murder. During American slavery, Africans were considered property and could be killed as livestock with no legal consequences. Although legal, few today would argue that shooting an African slave wasn’t murder. We’ve already addressed the remaining part of the third premise in our discussion of the second.

The bottom line: words don’t change reality, no matter how often they are repeated or how passionately they are spoken. Stated another way — facts don’t care about opinions.

Aborting Prenatal Children Is Wrong

Leo Tolstoy

Abortion Is The Rejection Of Truth

All I have on my side are facts and science. And people hate facts and science!

— Leslie Knope

The Weapon Doesn’t Change The Crime

Coat Hanger Abortion

The question isn’t whether slaughtering a child should be ‘safe and legal’ or ‘dangerous and illegal’. The real question is whether we should be slaughtering children or protecting children. For the child being killed, there is no difference between a coat hanger and a curette. We can’t legalize murder and pretend it’s safe for all involved because someone always dies.

Killing Your Child Hurts More

Rape Victims

Stigma | A Mark Of Shame Or Discredit

Planned Parenthood Action

“But one day, when I was visiting a Planned Parenthood in Texas a few years ago, a young girl walked up to me and asked me if I’d like to be a part of her project in which women share their stories of abortions,” Dunham said. “I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion,’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion.”

“And I realized then that even I was carrying within myself stigma around this issue,” Dunham continued. “Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt it was important that people know I was unblemished in this department.”

…“I feel so proud of them for their bravery, for their self-knowledge, and it was a really important moment for me then to realize I had internalized some of what society was throwing at us and I had to put it in the garbage,” she said. “Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”

— Lena Dunham, Abortion Activist

Transmission Of Life

There is nothing in the entire phenomenon of the transmission of life that deserves more to be called an event, scientifically speaking, than does fertilization. It is the natural and scientific boundary at which a new and genetically unique human individual can be said to begin his existence. We conclude, therefore, that by objective and scientific criteria the individual human being is a person throughout his [or her] entire biological development from conception, which is synonymous with fertilization, to natural death… Any other conclusion would be arbitrary, unsupportable by scientific fact or rational argument, divorced from objective reality, and based on a particular ideology, philosophy or creed.

— Dr. Sean O’Reilly, Director of the Neurobiology Research Training Program at George Washington University

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