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In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has evolved, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings. In 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations, which promised every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneva 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 a fetus that 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 that from the moment of conception, a new human life has been created.
Only those who allow their emotional passion to override their knowledge can deny it; only those who are irrational or ignorant of science doubt that when a human sperm fertilizes an ovum that a new human being is created. A new human being, who carries genes in its cells, is undeniably a member, 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 heritage is forever fixed. Look at a human being 8 weeks after conception and every person will be able to look at the fetus and tell me whe...
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