1. Is there life from conception?
At the moment of conception all the elements that create a new
human being are present.
23 chromosomes of the father and 23 of the mother unite to form
an absolutely unique human being, totally distinct from his parents,
forming a new 46 chromosome cell. After a complex process has occurred
with the fertilised ovum, some 30 hours after insemination, the cell
division occurs. From that moment on any further formation of that
child is purely a matter of development, growth and maturation.
For a seed to grow there must be life. Therefore for a child to
grow there must be human life. If a baby is not alive, then why is
he growing. If there is nothing there, why have an abortion!
"Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception
(they defined fertilisation and conception to be the same) marks the
beginning of the life of a human being - a being that is alive and
is a member of the human species. There is overwhelming agreement
on this point in countless medical, biological, and scientific writings".
Report, Subcommittee on Separation of Powers to Senate Judiciary
Committee S-158, 97th Congress. 1st Session, p. 7.
2. If an abortion is carried out at an early stage, can the baby feel
A baby's heart starts beating between 18 and 24 days. At 20 days
the foundations of brain, spinal cord and nervous system are laid
All living creatures have a nervous system and nerve endings, and
it is because of and through these nerves endings that they can feel
pain. (Because the abortionist has to piece together the broken fragments
of what was once a living human being, abortions are not done before
8 weeks, simply because the baby is too small and parts of the body
may be left in the mothers uterus causing infection and sterility.
Also most mothers do not know they are pregnant until after the 6/7th
week). Therefore as the baby grows and the nervous system becomes
more complete the unborn child can most definitely feel pain.
At 8 weeks, and all abortions are performed after eight weeks,
the baby is completely formed and suffers an unimaginable agony inflicted
by the abortion. Films like The Hard Truth and The Silent Scream
portray the suffering of these babies.
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When you stick a baby with a pin, she will object. Her initial
reflex recoil is exactly what happens in the womb after 8 weeks when
the same child is painfully stimulated. Changes in heart rate and
fetal movement also suggest that intrauterine manipulations are painful
to the fetus.
"What the fetus feels" British Med. Journal Jan 26, 1980, pp233-234.
"As early as eight to thirteen weeks gestation, the human fetus experiences
V. Collins, M.D. American Board of Anesthesiologists.
3. What about a woman's "Right to Choose"?
The Right to Life is antecedent to all other rights. There are
two different separate human beings involved in a pregnancy, and by
allowing a woman to kill her child, you are denying that child the
Right to Life and the 'Right to Choose' whether he can live or die.
Nobody has an unlimited right to do what they want and the right
to choose can never supersede the most basic right to life.
Finally, remember that of the 50 million helpless, mute, innocent
lives that are lost to surgical abortion every year, 28 million are
little girls. (In Third World countries and in China, a far higher
number of girls are aborted).
If by exercising your right to choose you will harm, injure, or,
in the case of abortion, kill another human being then you cannot
do as you choose. If for example, I wished to murder my neighbour,
my neighbour's right to life would be more important than my wish
or choice to kill him, and the law would prevent me from carrying
out that wish. Laws are enacted to protect society from fundamental
evils such as rape, assault and murder - therefore the law must protect
our most defenceless citizens, the unborn children, from the horror
4. Should abortion be allowed in the rape/incest cases?
Firstly, pregnancy from rape is very rare. Studies have given a
figure of less than 1%.
Rape victims should be given every help and support whether or
not they become pregnant; long term, compassionate counselling and
assistance are needed to help to ease the trauma of such a terrible
However, Abortion is not a solution to rape; it merely kills a
child and creates two victims of rape.
People are led to believe that Abortion is needed, even essential,
for rape victims. The opposite is true.
In the only known comprehensive study done to date by Dr. Sandra
Makhorn in the USA, 85% of women who became pregnant through sexual
assault, refused to have an abortion when it was offered to them.
Most of them said it was because they felt that abortion would
be a second violation of their bodies. Some felt that it would be
wrong to punish a baby for his father's crime.
Strangely these findings absolutely contradict the pro-abortion
lobby's argument that all pregnant rape victims actively seek abortions.
Remember these studies were conducted in a country where abortion
is considered normal - yet 85% of these women refused it when it was
offered to them.
Many women said in Julie Makimma's excellent book "Sexual assault
victims and their children" that although 10 years after the rape
they had got over the trauma of rape they could not forget or forgive
the terrible trauma of having an abortion.
The pro-abortion lobby actively use rape victims to further the
pro-abortion cause. Kathleen De Zeean, a rape victim, says: "I feel
personally assaulted and insulted every time I hear that abortion
should be made legal for rape/incest victims. I feel we are being
used, without being asked to tell our side"
Abortion following rape seeks to punish a child for her fathers
crime. Any society based on justice cannot allow a system which condemns
a child to death for the actions of another.
5. Is limited abortion - for rape victims, handicapped children etc.
better that abortion on demand?
There is no such thing as limited abortion!
Arguments for limited abortion are used to introduce abortion on
demand. In Britain, limited abortion was introduced in 1967 for rape
victims, where the mother's health was at risk and for handicapped
children. Now only .02%, only one in five thousand, of all abortions
are performed for these reasons.
Similar patterns can be seen in almost all other countries which
have abortion on demand, including the United States.
No matter what the reason for abortion - remember - the child always
6. But aren't the "Pro-Choice" (Pro-Death) lobby for youth, for women
and for the poor?
Abortion is war on youth because it kills the youngest and most
defenceless of all young people - the unborn.
Abortion is war on women because it causes physical and mental ill-health.
It leads to disrespect for women and attacks, such as rape, on women
- in America where an abortion is performed every 23 seconds a rape
occurs every 6 minutes. This is because where there is abortion, the
traditional respect for women as nurturers of life and mothers, is
broken down. Where there is no respect for life there can be no respect
Abortion has been a war on the poor from the very beginning. Margaret
Sanger who founded Planned Parenthood, the worldwide promoters of
abortion, stated that "the kindest thing a large family can do to
one of its members is to kill it". Planned Parenthood states that
compulsory abortion and sterilisation should be legalised for the
poor - if this seems like fantasy read the article in FC issue 9 detailing
the atrocities carried out against Third World women by their respective
governments with the backing of International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Abortion, far from being a compassionate caring service, is a money-making
racket. The abortion industry is controlled and financed by millionaires