Scientific Arguments Against Abortion

  • When does human life begin?

    • Medical textbooks

    • Statements of doctors

  • When does abortion occur?

  • "Products of conception" just a "blob of tissue"

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The science is not in any way unclear about the beginning of human life - it starts at the moment of conception. Evidence is presented from medical textbooks, the statements of doctors, and descriptions of abortions by those who have seen the "products of conception." Contrary to what many non-scientists believe, human beings are not constructed in the womb - they develop. In fact, all the major organ systems are initiated within the first three weeks after conception. The process of embryonic development is a continuous process, with no obvious point at which the fetus magically becomes a "person." In fact, the development process continues well after birth, including many characteristics that determine our personality or personhood.
Last Modified June 14, 2008


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