Abortion: Life Or Death Who Chooses?

In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children
was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such
acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948,
Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of
the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The
World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that
the utmost respect for human life was to be from the moment of conception.
This declaration was re-affirmed when the World Medical Association met in
Oslo in 1970. Should we go backwards in our concern for the life of an
individual human being?
The unborn human is ...

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has been created.
Only those who allow their emotional passion to overide their
knowledge, can deny it: only those who are irrational or ignorant of
science, doubt that when a human sperm fertilizes a human ovum a new human
being is created. A new human being who carries genes in its cells that
make that human being uniquely different from any and other human being
and yet, undeniably a member, as we all are, of the great human family.
All the fetus needs to grow into a babe, a child, an old man, is time,
nutrition and a suitable environment. It is determined at that very moment
of conception whether the baby will be a boy or a girl; which of his
parents he will look like; what blood type he will have. His whole
heritage is forever fixed. Look at a human being 8 weeks after conception
and you, yes every person here who can tell the difference between a man
and a women, will be able to look at the fetus and tell me whether it is a
baby boy or a girl.
No, a fetus is not just another ...

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fact that
cannot change as feelings change.
If abortion is undeniably the taking of human life and yet sincere
misguided people feel that it should be just a personal matter between a
women and the doctor, there seems to be 2 choices open to them. (1) That
they would believe that other acts of destruction of human beings such as
infanticide and homicide should be of no concern of society and therefore,
eliminate them from the criminal code. This I cannot believe is the
thinking of the majority, although the tendency for doctors to respect the
selfish desire of parents and not treat the newborn defective with a
necessary lifesaving measure, is becoming increasingly more common. ...

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