Sunday, June 6, 2010

Science on Abortion

One’s personal stand on abortion, on faith, or on anything is no one’s business.

But collectivists reject the hands-off, nonintervention, noninterference imperative in freedom. Power-lusters find ways to obtrude upon others. Antiabortionists claim that the human zygote is alive, thus, abortion is murder. To be considered alive, an object must exhibit all of the characteristics of living things, namely (reference):

• Living things are made of cells.
• Living things obtain and use energy.
• Living things grow and develop.
• Living things reproduce.
Living things respond to their environment.
• Living things adapt to their environment.

To be able to respond to its environment, a human being must be sentient. A human zygote or embryo is not sentient because its brain is undeveloped. A person with no brain activity is considered by the medical profession to be no longer alive. It follows that since an embryo has no brain activity, it is not yet alive (reference).

A thing not alive has no rights. It cannot be murdered. To use the term murder to a thing not alive is to wipe out all definitions and all justice.

One who blanks out the life of the pregnant human being, one who champions destroying the life of an actual human being, most of the time: a young girl, one who advocates force – who advocates forcing a female human being to go through a lifetime paying for a mistake - is certainly not pro-life. He/She is no rights-respecter.

To spurn scientific evidence and hold that a female human being loses her rights to her own body and her own life when she gets pregnant - that she has no window to change course – is a mark of evil. The claim that a zygote or an embryo is a baby is akin to the claim that the sun revolves around the Earth.

By nature, man is fallible. For the pregnant, there is a window to change course. This is based on science, i.e. reason. It is consistent with the concept of a benevolent God. Abortion is safe during the embryonic stage, the pre-fetal stage, when brain activity is still nonexistent. It is no longer safe after the onset of brain activity.

Having a baby is a great responsibility. One can’t renege on it. Antiabortionists mention adoption as an alternative to abortion. A baby is an actual human being and giving one's baby up for adoption is 24/7 torture for life. It takes cruelty to impose a tortured life on a mother and the baby she would bear.

Pro-choice = Pro-science = Pro-reality = Pro-reason = Pro-liberty = Pro-happiness.

Anti-abortion = anti-science = anti-mind = anti-life = pro-Dark-Ages = TYRANNY = EVIL.