The videos produced by The Center for Medical Progress has reassured the American people the uncanny fact that Planned Parenthood is making profit off fully intact fetal body parts. Since this is morally reprehensible, I find it necessary to use my freedom of speech to speak out for the civil rights of the unborn.
I use social media as a means to educate people about certain facts concerning abortion procedures, rights and fairness for individuals, the health and safety for both the woman and the child, and post-abortion counseling for healing and forgiveness. In my opinion, most people are not aware of the scientific, ethical, and philosophical underpinnings of this 40+ years debate.
For instance, Bernie Sanders, who is an educated man and political runner for the Democratic Party, said:
“When you tell a woman that she cannot control her own body, that’s extremism.”
This is a fallacious statement for many reasons. Firstly, every cell of the unborn’s body is genetically distinct from every cell in the mother’s. Also, humans are not independently generated from the mother. It takes both the sperm and the egg to create a zygote.
Secondly, the blood type of the baby is different from the blood type of the woman. Since you can’t have two blood types in one body to work effectively, the unborn’s blood does not belong to the mother.
Thirdly, when the embryo implants itself into the lining of the uterus, it emits a chemical substance which prevents the woman’s body from treating it as a foreign entity. If it was the “same” as the mother’s body, there would be no need for this biological mechanism.
Fourthly, the human fetus has it’s own endocrine system. And it’s the baby, not the woman’s body, who makes the final decision to induce labor by secreting the hormone oxytocin.
Therefore, the conclusion that a woman has a right to control her body is self-defeating by the very fact that its not her body. And to end with saying “extremism” as to suggest a primitive way of thinking by those who disagree is an ad hominem attack which doesn’t help his case.
These are just a few reasons why I feel it’s necessary to inform others about what is empirically true. The argument: “A woman has a right to do whatever she wants with her body” can’t be defended from a scientific perspective. Simply put, the baby and the body are uniquely distinct.
In the end, I search for what is most logical and humane. If I am mistaken, I am willing to be challenged. Thankfully we live in a pluralistic society which welcomes debate. Please feel free to write a rebuttal in the comment section. Have a great day!
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