This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. July Learn how and when to remove this template message Abortion has existed since ancient times, with natural abortifacients being found amongst a wide variety of tribal people and in most written sources.
Human Fetus at 10 Weeks - Photo by drsuparna CC In the following essay I will address the issue of abortion and defend the pro-life position unemotionally, in a tasteful manner, and without reference to religious scripture to support my assertions.
Plain reason and the evidence of science make the issue clear enough. My only demand of the reader is that you would also suspend your emotional predispositions and genuinely read and reflect on the validity of the propositions I make.
The Argument Outlined My primary argument takes the following syllogistic form: Every human being has the right to live, which should be protected by law, AND: From the moment of conception, the unborn are human beings, THEN: The unborn have the right to live, which should be protected by law.
If one accepts the first two premises, then the pro-life position stated in the conclusion is inescapable. Surely, few people will have any qualms about the first premise.
Human beings have the right to live and if the law exists to protect anything at all, it exists to protect human beings from violent aggression that ends their lives. All of the other side issues are ultimately irrelevant though I will address them later.
If conception does not create a separate human being, then what a woman does with the byproduct of conception is truly her own business as what she does with her own tonsils or appendix is her own business.
But if conception does create a human being, and all human beings have a right to live, which should be protected by law, then the debate is over: The crux of the issue is the ontological status of the living matter created by the act of conception.
Is a Human Embryo Alive? A fertilized human embryo carries out the processes of metabolism, it grows and develops, it responds to stimuli and maintains homeostasis, and it contains the genetic potential for reproduction.
While it is not capable of reproducing at such an early stage in its development, neither is a four year old boy; the important issue is that it has reproductive potential, or to be even more accurate, that it belongs to a genus which can reproduce itself as a whole, as not all particular living organisms are fertile.
Someone might counter that the embryo is unviable- that it can not "do all of these things by itself. When people make this objection, they mean that the fetus only processes energy that it acquires from its mother who actively acquires it herself.
Yet there are many other organisms which are considered separate, living beings that also live inside the mother in her skin, digestive tract, and elsewhere and acquire their energy from her.
All organisms acquire their energy from their environment. And for some organisms, their environment is another organism. Such is the temporary state of the unborn human being until it reaches a transition into the next stage of its life cycle, infancy.A woman’s right to abortion is rapidly being eroded by the proliferation of state laws banning certain types of abortions.
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