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Eighth-grade winner, archdiocese's annual pro-life student essay contest

Some pro-abortion advocates suggest that the pro-life movement is simply about people imposing their faith or values on someone else.  This criticism, however, fails to recognize the scientific breakthroughs supporting the cause for Life.

The whole reason that abortion was legalized was because the fetus wasn’t considered a person. In the case that legalized abortion, Roe v. Wade, in 1973, “the Court argued that prenatal life was not within the definition of ‘persons’ as used and protected in the U.S. Constitution and that America’s criminal and civil laws only sometimes regard fetuses as persons deserving protection.”

However, scientific breakthroughs prove that this is not true.  “Upon fertilization, parts of human beings have actually been transformed into something very different from what they were before; they have been changed into a single, whole human being.  During the process of fertilization, the sperm and the oocyte cease to exist as such, and a new human being is produced. “

Even if this evidence is not convincing, you can’t ignore what the doctor who performed the first-ever blood transfusion to an unborn baby said.  This doctor described the embryo at the end of the first month from fertilization. He said: “By 30 days, just two weeks past [the] mother’s first missed period, the baby – one quarter of an inch long – has a brain of unmistakable human proportions, eyes, ears, mouth, kidneys, liver, an umbilical cord and a heart pumping blood he has made himself.”

With all of these scientific breakthroughs, it should be hard for pro-abortion advocates to suggest that the pro-life movement is simply about people imposing their faith or values on someone else, and use that as a viable argument.  The argument that was used to legalize abortion would not work today because it can be proven that the fetus is a human being, a person, and deserves protection by law.  Abortion is murdering of an innocent life, one that was just beginning.  You won’t be able to find that murder is legal, so abortion should not be either.  The mother’s right to the choice of abortion is overruled by the unborn child’s right to live.  There is no excuse for abortion, no justification, so why is abortion legal?

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