Upon reading about how some states initiating laws that ban abortion as soon as a “heartbeat” is heard, I can’t but think about the question: when does life start?
Here is the link to article in Associated Press.
And yet another article in ThoughtCo asks the question: Is Abortion Murder?
But a bigger question is this. Does a woman’s right trump the right of a life growing inside her? Aren’t there two rights to consider? What are the moral responsibilities of two consenting adults having sex? Shouldn’t Congress be debating these questions? (US Congress)
To believe or not to believe… that is the question! Does it matter whether one has a conscience and believes a pre-viable embryo or fetus is a sentient human person or whether one has no conscience and believes a fetus is a non-sentient organism?
A Princeton University article answers the question. Life Begins at Fertilization–a new human embryo, the starting point for a human life, comes into existence with the formation of the one-celled zygote.
So if life begins at fertilization. Then why is it a woman’s right to decide when life ends?
So the article on Is Abortion Murder? is flawed. If life begins at fertilization, then a woman and her physician can’t think they’re merely killing a non-sentient organism. And it wouldn’t be very hard to judge someone criminally negligent for not personally believing that a pre-viable embryo or fetus is a sentient human person because we ALL know, because science has determined that LIFE begins at conception. And if life begins at conception then a fetus IS a pre-viable embryo and a sentient human person. From the point of view of science every fertilized egg is a sentient human person, whose life begins at conception, and abortion would be horrific, tragic, and lethal.
Then, there is another argument, … but what if the woman is raped?
The national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5.0% per rape among victims of reproductive age (aged 12 to 45).
In my opinion, Congress with a big C should be addressing these issues. And resolving it. But I don’t believe we have elected representatives that can actually think clearly and deeply to resolve questions of law, morality and politics and theology and philosophy. American’s are dumber today than they were 100 years ago.
The Court doesn’t MAKE LAW, they interpret law. The fact that it made law in Roe v Wade should tell you something about the intelligence of our Representatives. Congress MAKES LAW, they don’t interpret it. And OUR President enforces the laws. But rather than make law and debate issues and think, really think about issues, with clarity, they choose to make Politics a circus of blaming each other.