March 8, 2014 Leave a comment
So on Thursday the big pink president Cecile Richards appeared on America with Jorge Ramos. On the show she was asked when life starts. Her reply?
She claimed to not know. For reals, this is the first part of what she said:
“This is a question that I think will be debated through the centuries,”
So the beginning of life is, according to Cece, a huge mystery! It’s likely going to keep the philosophers busy!
All joking aside, let’s pause here for a moment. The leader of the biggest abortion provider is claiming she DOESN’T know when life begins. Does that sound crazy to anyone else who uses common sense?
Hold on. Maybe I need to let you read what she went on to say:
“It is not something that I feel like is really part of this conversation,” she said, stuttering and clearly shaken. “I think every woman needs to make her own decision.”
Let’s stop again folks. So NOW the PP Prez is saying that it does not matter when life begins. Ok, this is a whole new level of nuts. Let me lay it out for you (because my brain is rather sporadic. Blame it on the caffeine.) Ok,so let’s say that’s true. Let’s say science doesn’t exist and we don’t know when human life begins. I’m going to use a good analogy I once heard. Let’s say you’re driving down a road late at night. You’re tired and it’s been a long trip. Ahead of you, you see what seems to just be an old coat someone dropped on the road. HOWEVER, there is a possibility that inside that coat there is a man! A human being! Now would you A) Drive around the coat? or B) Shrug your shoulders and barrel on ahead because there’s no way you could know for sure that a person is inside that coat? I don’t know about you but I’d play it safe and drive around.
But Cecile wasn’t finished. She finally confirmed for us when life begins! STOP THE PHILOSOPHERS! She’s got this:
“I’m the mother of three children,” she finally said. “For me, life began when I delivered them…”
Wait for it,
“…But that was my own personal, that’s my own personal decision.” End quote.
Back to square one, folks.
Wait, do all of you believe in facts!?
Then we have no problem here. Let me throw some knowledge at you:
Knowing when life begins is not a mystery. It’s science. Embryology specifically. Let’s start with just two non-biased medical textbooks.
“[The Zygote] results from the union of an oocyte and a sperm. A zygote is the beginning of a new human being. Human development begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm … unites with a female gamete or oocyte … to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marks the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.”
- The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 6th ed. Keith L. Moore, Ph.D. & T.V.N. Persaud, Md., (Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1998), 2-18
“[The zygote], formed by the union of an oocyte and a sperm, is the beginning of a new human being.” - Keith L. Moore, Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2008. p. 2:
And there is more where that came from!. It seems we really can’t dance our way around that. Science is clear. A unique human being begins at conception. We may plead with facts. We may wish they were different in order to suit our own beliefs and wishes. But facts don’t give a crap about your wishes and dreams. They are facts!
I could go on and on but it really is that simple. Cecile Richards is being a silly goose. Because truth is: Life happens at conception. Protect it.