Individual- The zygote is distinct from her mother, father and all other living things. She has her own unique and complete genetic fingerprint, distinct from either of her parents.
Living- The zygote manifests all the characteristics of biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli and reproduction.
Human- She carries human DNA with a human genetic signature.
Being- She is a self-contained, self-integrating living entity with her own nature.
The pro-life position can be summarized as follows:
1. It’s wrong to intentionally kill innocent human beings.
2. Elective abortion intentionally kills an innocent human being.
3. Therefore, elective abortion is wrong.
If this argument is logically sound and the premises are true, then the conclusion follows logically and necessarily. The first premise of the pro-life position seems to be undeniable for the sincere seeker of truth. If someone denies this premise, they don’t need an argument. They need help. And the second premise is supported by the science of embryology. Therefore, it follows that not only is elective abortion wrong, it is the taking of an innocent human life.
Courage and Godspeed,
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