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 being?
The unborn human is still a human life and not all the
wishful thinking of those advocating repeal of abortion laws, can
alter this. Those of us who would seek to protect the human who
is still to small to cry aloud for it’s own protection, have been
accused of having a 19th Century approach to life in the last
third of the 20th Century. But who in reality is using arguments
of a bygone Century? It is an incontrovertible fact of biological
science – Make no Mistake – that from the moment of conception, a
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 heritag…

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