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In the post about abortion being like slavery, one pro-choicer said that most abortions happen when the unborn is a ball of cells.

Well, according to the Center for Disease Control, 96% of all abortions are done during  the seventh week or later. At seven weeks after conception, the embryo has a heartbeat, brainwaves, and arms and legs with fingers and toes. Here is a picture of a six to seven week embryo- most abortions are on fetuses more developed than this:



Look like a ball of cells to you?
 


Posts: 4 | Posted: 7:50 PM on February 24, 2005 | IP
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I remember having my mother crack a half-developed chick into the skillet...I was introduced to the realities of life very early on. I was punched in the gut and had a miscarriage at age 15...ball of cells...yup. Pretty much. If one studies history at all, one learns how cheap life has been, and still is, in most places around the globe even today. In the last century in America, due mostly to the industrial revolution and economics, we have been lulled into a mindset where we can actually have the time to be concerned for issues outside of bare sustenance and survival - it will all revert back to desperation and a narrowed focus when there is some sort of collapse, be it economical, social, technological, civil unrest or biological upset. With the skyrocketing population - I think the irony will be while we argue over the life of a "ball of cells" today....once we start shoving each other for space and food - we will be restricting birth here just as they do in China....someday soon. Watch...mark my words. You're weeping over bs that will be unimportant before long.
(On an even more personal note, I've been preganant more times than I wanted - and that's with the use of barrier methods and spermacides. If I'd taken them all to term, I'd be completely used up by now. I opted for sterilization at age 25.  The hospital put me through the ringer - forcing me to undergo questioning by a social worker to make sure I was doing the "right" thing by having such a surgery....why such a push to have more children!? It's INSANE. It will change.)
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 10:45 PM on March 23, 2005 | IP
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Love turns one person into two; and two into one.

There's always room for more people, silly.
 


Posts: 13 | Posted: 6:32 PM on July 20, 2005 | IP
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Biology lesson please.  Q. Aren't we all just a bunch of cells?  Is there anything in our bodies (other than that undigested bit of potato) that isn't made up of cells?

Joan
 


Posts: 22 | Posted: 08:52 AM on July 21, 2005 | IP
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"Pretty much. If one studies history at all, one learns how cheap life has been, and still is, in most places around the globe even today."

I agree that history is full of examples of man's inhumanity to man. Abortion is just another example of how cheap some people think human life is.

But surely some dictator's crime history a good excuse for abortion today.

Do you think that life truly is cheap?

Joan
 


Posts: 22 | Posted: 09:00 AM on July 21, 2005 | IP
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Quote from celticgreen at 08:52 AM on July 21, 2005 :
Biology lesson please.  Q. Aren't we all just a bunch of cells?  Is there anything in our bodies (other than that undigested bit of potato) that isn't made up of cells?



Even the undigested potato is made out of cells.

The difference is simple.  We need a cell or group of cells that naturally has the potential to exist apart from, or in a symbiotic circle with, other groups of cells.

This is one of the ways that we identify separate organisms.  The skin cell in your finger isn't a separate organism.  The bacteria under your fingernail is.. even though it needs us to survive.  A sperm cell or ovum are not separate organisms, each one only contains half the genetic material to survive on their own.  Once combined, they make something unlike anything else in our entire bodies.  A completely stand-alone organism.  Just like the bacteria, it needs another human to help it survive for the first several years of it's life.. but it becomes self sustainable after a while.  

Respect for life encompases all levels, not just the ones you can see.

"Watch...mark my words. You're weeping over bs that will be unimportant before long."


Hmm.  Let me see, mankind has been "weeping" about things as simple as Euthanasia, or adultery, or skin color for thousands of years.  Still around.

Have you not realized that your beliefs and attitudes towards the smallest of things is merely a reflection of the greater whole?

Abortion is not the problem.

It is a Symptom of the greater problem.

 


Posts: 13 | Posted: 11:17 AM on July 21, 2005 | IP
    
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