Abortion: Who Really Cares

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 ...

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of conception, a new human
life 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 ...

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not alter the fact of the matter. An incontrovertible 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 ...

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