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Fetal Life and Abortion:
Human Personhood at Conception
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Contents

Section 1

MANY PERSONS ARE INVOLVED IN EVERY ABORTION:

Since there are many different reasons for seeking an abortion, it is likely that there may be many reasons for not seeking one. A study of the persons involved in each abortion might help in evaluating these reasons.

Section 2

PERSONAL, HUMAN LIFE BEGINS WITH CONCEPTION:

There seems to be no other logical point at which the life of the individual begins, not only as a biological organism, but as a human person.

Section 3

HUMANS DO NOT DEVELOP FROM "POTENTIAL HUMAN BEINGS:"

To speak of a "potential human being" is either a failure to accept the biology of conception or is a misunderstanding of the human maturing process.

Section 4.

EVERY HUMAN BEING IS A PERSON:

Unless the term "person" is used analogously, to be a full-fledged human person requires only that one be an individual member of the human race.

Section 5

THE MATURING HUMAN BEING, BEFORE BIRTH:

It is a pleasing revelation to see how early in their development the offspring begin to resemble their human parents, a resemblance which, as seen in Section 2, started at conception. 

Section 6

THE CONCEPTUS, AS A HUMAN BEING, HAS A RIGHT TO LIFE:

The right to life is to be enjoyed equally by all human beings. In case of conflicting claims to life, due process of the law should be available to both parties.

Section 7

SOME SOCIAL EFFECTS OF LEGALIZED ABORTION:

Abortion should be seen in its social consequences, for example, how it thrives upon the baser motives of its various practitioners. Examples from New York, immediately prior to Roe v. Wade, are presented here.

Section 8

ROE V. WADE FOUND WANTING:

The Supreme Court's decision does not deny the humanity or personhood of the unborn of human parentage. Rather it appears to disenfranchise them indirectly, by granting a legal privilege to those who might wish to destroy them. A legal remedy would be to amend the Constitution in favor of the unborn's right to life and to due process of the law.

Section 9

ROE V. WADE EXAMINED:

We have selected four areas in the decision which prompt questioning:  1. Use of the untenable expression "potential human life," giving reality to what is, at best, a contradiction of terms.  2. The illogical use of the term "privacy."  3. Misrepresentation of the reason why the states had criminalized abortion. 4. The violation of an ethical principle in rendering the decision.

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