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  • abortion
  • Now, people in the right-to-life movement are finding that some politicians who were adamantly against abortion when they couldn't do anything about it are running for cover now that they can. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • If you admit that what is at stake is a human life, then abortion becomes a moral issue. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Thus to seek an abortion is to admit the humanity of the life in the womb. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Many people are confused on abortion, because they see the child's rights as being in conflict with the mother's rights. (l4l.org)
  • National Right to Life believes human life begins when an egg is fertilized, and several of the bill's other proponents have also been clear that they'd like to ban abortion altogether. (thefederalist.com)
  • Virtually every major group opposed to abortion takes the position that life begins at fertilization . (nytimes.com)
  • Anti-abortion organizations have received support from a number of doctors and researchers who share their belief that life begins at fertilization. (nytimes.com)
  • In at least nine states, abortion foes forces have already begun crafting restrictions for 2015. (motherjones.com)
  • New Hampshire general assembly records show that New Hampshire Republicans have started drafting two abortion acts, one "relative to banning abortion after viability" and the other "prohibiting the use of public funds for abortion services. (motherjones.com)
  • And in Ohio , the state's Right to Life president has promised that his group will help lawmakers draft a "rather large and robust" slate of anti-abortion laws next year. (motherjones.com)
  • Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being. (motherjones.com)
  • The bill would ban the use of public funds to finance research projects or economic incentives related to abortion services, human cloning, or stem cell research. (motherjones.com)
  • Many believers, and pro-life activists, horrified by such arguments, see support for both abortion and infanticide as the inevitable consequence of disbelief in God. (kenanmalik.com)
  • To deny a truth [about when life begins] should not be made a basis for legalizing abortion. (clinicquotes.com)
  • WASHINGTON - More than 50 NGOs are calling upon the U.N. Human Rights Committee (U.N. HRC) to reinforce and elaborate on the measures states must take to guarantee women's right to life on the basis of equality and nondiscrimination, including by eradicating preventable maternal mortalities and morbidities and guaranteeing access to safe and legal abortion. (commondreams.org)
  • A broad coalition of human rights organizations, spearheaded by the Center for Reproductive Rights, submitted a joint statement during the U.N. HRC's consultation on the right to life urging the committee to continue to protect women's health and lives by calling on states to eradicate preventable maternal deaths, ensure access to modern contraceptives and expand access to safe and legal abortion. (commondreams.org)
  • In the joint statement to the U.N. HRC, the Center and coalition partners address the ways that women's health and lives continue to be jeopardized as a result of persistent discrimination which manifests in preventable maternal mortalities and morbidities, lack of reproductive health information, inadequate access to modern contraception and restrictive abortion laws. (commondreams.org)
  • If each fetus was equipped with sharp teeth and snake venom to bite and kill the doctor while being aborted, it's very likely that abortion would end, because doctors would be unwilling to perform them due to the immense danger involved. (thripp.com)
  • Abortion fits well into the Satanic agenda, because it sets a precedent for corrupt beliefs in individual lives. (thripp.com)
  • In contemporary discussions of abortion, both sides argue well-worn positions, particularly concerning the question, When does human life begin? (harvard.edu)
  • Libertarians for Life also has available other articles on abortion and the LP platform. (l4l.org)
  • My own "fuzzy" position is that abortion should be allowed "at will" during the first three months of a pregnancy, allowable only "for cause" (i.e. rape, incest, strong evidence of a serious defect in the fetus, threat to the life of the mother) in the second trimester, and only when the mother's life is clearly in danger during the third. (l4l.org)
  • It also reflects one reason why in 1976 I decided to found Libertarians for Life: I was bothered by things libertarians were saying to me in defense of abortion choice. (l4l.org)
  • Abortion is violent, admit it, and the issue of identity of any human being with a unique DNA mark should be enough to convince a doubter that a person is existing in the womb. (liberty-tree.ca)
  • I was Catholic for most of my life, and abortion (more specifically the pro-life perspective) is extremely important in that religion. (satannet.com)
  • Under the light of these considerations our duty is to search for the exact time of ensoulment, in order to prevent us from terminating the lives of actual "human persons," namely by abortion or embryo research. (fountainmagazine.com)
  • This raises the same ethical questions and conflicts that are often heard when the ethics of abortion are discussed: Most people in the pro-life movement regard an embryo to be a full human person with a soul. (fountainmagazine.com)
  • womb
  • The humanity of the life in the womb cannot be denied. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • How nonsensical it is then to argue that a woman's right to privacy allows her to kill the life within her womb. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Legislators who will not face up this moral issue by acknowledging the humanity of the life within the womb have to be classified as amoral and thus, for safety's sake, should never be trusted with power. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • As a pro-life advocate, you have the opportunity to be the voice of the child in the womb and stand in the gap on their behalf. (all.org)
  • And from a human perspective, we should all be able to imagine what would have happened if our mothers would have aborted us in the womb - instead of being alive on the earth, there would be the emptiness of no earthly existence whatsoever. (thripp.com)
  • The Jadelle implant has a tertiary action of preventing a newly conceived tiny human being from implanting in its mother's womb. (righttolife.org.nz)
  • Family Planning are asking women and the community to accept the destruction of an estimated forty to eighty thousand human beings in the womb each year in preference to having them killed in a hospital or clinic by medical or surgical abortions. (righttolife.org.nz)
  • Embryology
  • To pretend as if this is one hazy opinion among many, rather than an established fact underpinning the foundation of human biological science, is singularly bizarre, insofar as it does not square with what we know about allogamy, embryogenesis, embryology, mitosis, and everything else concerning the generative origin of our species. (thefederalist.com)
  • He stated that the "initiation of life" by cloning is "a matter of religion and ethics", not of biology (or Human Embryology). (lifeissues.net)
  • They listen to scientists who are not human embryologists, create their own websites containing false information with a glossary of inaccurate definitions about human development, without ever consulting the facts of Human Embryology. (lifeissues.net)
  • The media is complicit with such revisions of the truth of Human Embryology, as there has yet to be an article published in the mainstream media by a human embryologist revealing the truth of Human Embryology and how wrong these non - human embryologists have been. (lifeissues.net)
  • His justification for these terms was predicated on false Human Embryology. (lifeissues.net)
  • First of all, those who devalue the early human embryo by Grobstein's logic never comment on what actually takes place in Human Embryology, which is that MZ twinning occurs in only 0.22% of all live births. (lifeissues.net)
  • modern embryology , which finds both that an organism begins with an inherited genetic code and that embryonic stem cells can develop epigenetically into a variety of cell types, may be seen as supporting a balance between the views. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dignity
  • But my dignity/worth as a human being is neither defined by my advantages, nor diminished by my limitations. (blogspot.com)
  • It is when my life is devalued by society as a "fate worse than death" that I am robbed of my rightful human dignity. (blogspot.com)
  • Indeed, like most people born with disabilities, I have had a lifetime of encountering temporarily able-bodied people who automatically assume that the fact that I need other people to assist me with personal care means that I have neither personal dignity nor quality of life. (blogspot.com)
  • Instruction on respect for human life in its origin and on the dignity of procreation issued February 22, 1987. (ewtn.com)
  • The present instruction, which is the result of wide consultation and in particular of a careful evaluation of the declarations made by episcopates, does not intend to repeat all the Church's teaching on the dignity of human life as it originates and on procreation, but to offer, in the light of the previous teaching of the Magisterium, some specific replies to the main questions being asked in this regard. (ewtn.com)
  • These criteria are the respect, defense and promotion of man, his 'primary and fundamental right' to life, his dignity as a person who is endowed with a spiritual soul and with moral responsibility and who is called to beatific communion with God. (ewtn.com)
  • by proclaiming the Gospel of salvation, she reveals to man his dignity and invites him to discover fully the truth of his own being. (ewtn.com)
  • abortions
  • While the Doctors for Life activist group claims about 1,000 members - only a small fraction of the country's physicians - its protests are feeding a debate in the profession as a whole about the move to legalize elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. (voanews.com)
  • : 9, 24 It has been commented that "the LXX could easily have been used to distinguish human from non-human fÅ“tuses and homicidal from non-homicidal abortions, yet the early Christians, until the time of Augustine in the fifth century, did not do so. (wikipedia.org)
  • defense
  • 3 Being libertarian, LFL opposes the use of state power to enforce policies or principles that cannot be supported on the grounds of defense against aggressors. (l4l.org)
  • The defense of life is at the very foundation of our institution,' said Ernesto Beruti, chief of obstetrics at the Austral University Hospital, which is linked to the conservative Catholic Opus Dei movement. (voanews.com)
  • His latest book, co-authored with Robert P. George, is Embryo: A Defense of Human Life (Doubleday, 2008). (thepublicdiscourse.com)
  • moral
  • The moral question then is whether society will extend that protection to this new human being before its natural birth. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • I am not and cannot on moral grounds agree that a human life can be taken simply as a matter of convenience. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • But what they try to sweep under the rug is that moral concern is not based on "life" but on the capacity of brains for consciousness and cognition (which, incidentally, concerns also non-human animals). (filipinofreethinkers.org)
  • If the Church really cared about being consistent with its moral prescriptions, they should either reserve their concerns for organisms that possess functioning brains that are able to suffer or deny that consciousness and brains have any factor in the moral calculus of actions. (filipinofreethinkers.org)
  • Lacking the facts to back their claims up, they are left with nothing but to resort to claims about spirits, gods, and the speciesist superiority of human beings, and they do, as they invariably fall back to their dubious "moral" arguments. (filipinofreethinkers.org)
  • Humans are moral beings because we live within a web of reciprocal rights and obligations created by our capacity for rational dialogue. (kenanmalik.com)
  • This is the non-religious case for human moral specialness. (kenanmalik.com)
  • Does not the argument that newborns are part of the moral community of humans, and hence require protection, apply equally to fetuses? (kenanmalik.com)
  • It intends to do so by expounding the criteria of moral judgment as regards the applications of scientific research and technology, especially in relation to human life and its beginnings. (ewtn.com)
  • However, the three matters are not exactly parallel, given that various figures have argued that some kind of life without a soul, in various contexts, still has a moral worth that must be considered. (wikipedia.org)
  • Libertarians
  • In response to such shortcomings, Libertarians for Life (LFL) was formed in 1976. (l4l.org)
  • Doris Gordon, the founder of Libertarians for Life (LFL), wrote a letter to the editor commenting on points in this article, and sent a copy to Nolan. (l4l.org)
  • Because you start with the "Statist" crap and then mention North Korea and Venezuela, almost as stupid as the people saying Libertarians want us to be Somalia when in actuality they just want to pretend that the Articles of Confederations (which is based on their own beliefs) wasn't a colossal failure. (fark.com)
  • adult
  • All human beings carry adult stem cells in their body into old age. (wingsforlife.com)
  • Since a newborn, unlike an adult, is incapable 'of anticipating the future, of having wants and desires for the future', Singer has written, so they do not suffer by being deprived of a life they could never have imagined anyway. (kenanmalik.com)
  • If it results in pregnancy, survival of the fittest kicks in and the adult (being the more fit than the fertilized egg) can make what ever decision she wants. (satannet.com)
  • conclude
  • Consequently, I already live with the fear that, the next time I'm admitted to ICU in severe respiratory distress, a physician could read my medical history, see my feeding-tube, conclude that I have a poor quality of life already, and therefore deem further treatment as "futile. (blogspot.com)
  • Women's
  • This could compel women to carry to term pregnancies that jeopardize their health and lives, and undermine women's reproductive autonomy and equality. (commondreams.org)
  • Efforts to undermine women's rights and access to essential services are an outright attack on their lives. (commondreams.org)
  • thus
  • Once injected into a human body, the cells could start proliferating uncontrollably, thus potentially causing tumours to grow. (wingsforlife.com)
  • Thus, we now see the value of a human life reduced according to size ! (lifeissues.net)
  • The legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide would inevitably, exponentially increase my social vulnerability, along with the social vulnerability of every single disabled and elderly Canadian, thus putting our lives in real and present danger. (blogspot.com)
  • The question thus becomes: At what point does suffering become legitimate grounds for ending someone's life? (blogspot.com)
  • This third action thus causes the destruction of a new human being at the beginning of its life. (righttolife.org.nz)
  • pregnant
  • If pregnant women are human beings, why not when they themselves were zygotes? (l4l.org)
  • If you are a pregnant mother, you have a little human being growing within your body. (pathlights.com)
  • In the same vein, pro-choice advocates refer to pregnant women as "women" instead of "mothers," because they have to keep up the charade that the humans mothers are carrying in their wombs are no better than goiters or cancerous tumors. (thripp.com)
  • devalue
  • Of Steven Fletcher, I respectfully ask: Why don't you use your privileged position as a Member of Parliament to seek to help your fellow Canadians with disabilities live better lives, from beginning to end, rather than seeking to enact legislation that will inevitably further devalue and endanger our lives? (blogspot.com)
  • individual
  • Or, once the chimeric child is born, is he actually two individual living beings in one body? (filipinofreethinkers.org)
  • The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith has been approached by various episcopal conferences or individual bishops, by theologians, doctors and scientists, concerning biomedical techniques which make it possible to intervene in the initial phase of the life of a human being and in the very processes of procreation, and their conformity with the principles of Catholic morality. (ewtn.com)
  • This being so, I have long maintained that the LP should drop the present pro-choice plank from the national platform, and let individual candidates take their own stands. (l4l.org)
  • One of the most controversial topics in modern bioethics, science, and philosophy is to try to pinpoint the beginning of an individual human life. (fountainmagazine.com)
  • zygote
  • The 1 cell fertilized egg, also known as the zygote, has the power to form all types of human cells including extraembryonic tissues that even embryonic stem cells and iPS cells cannot form. (ipscell.com)
  • newly
  • Unfortunately (for you) it ultimately fails to persuade me, because when push comes to shove, I cannot bring myself to support the notion that a newly-impregnated woman must be consigned to nine months of service to a being which, at the start, is no more than a small group of cells. (l4l.org)
  • genome
  • Up until now doctors have practiced medicine, blinded to the information in the human genome. (channel4.com)
  • A genome in the absence of a patient and knowledge of what's going on in that patient's life is sort of like a map without a destination. (channel4.com)
  • The paper "Global diversity in the human salivary microbiome Global diversity in the human salivary microbiome" was by Mark Stoneking's lab and is in press in Genome Research (I am following my brother's trend and not putting a link here since the paper in non Open Access). (blogspot.com)
  • The Nobel laureate Joshua Lederberg has suggested using the term "microbiome" to describe the collective genome of our indigenous microbes (microflora), the idea being that a comprehensive genetic view of Homo sapiens as a life-form should include the genes in our microbiome ( 4 ). (blogspot.com)
  • successive
  • Aristotle's epigenetic view of successive life principles ("souls") in a developing human embryo-first a vegetative and then a sensitive or animal soul, and finally an intellective or human soul, with the higher levels able to carry out the functions also of the lower levels -was the prevailing view among early Christians, including Tertullian , Augustine , and Jerome . (wikipedia.org)
  • genocide
  • Today as yesterday, we allow atrocities to continue and sit idled by and make ridiculous religious statements about the preservation of human life while turning a blind eye to Darfur and other acts of genocide. (liberty-tree.ca)
  • Women
  • At the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Center secured a historic victory stemming from the preventable maternal death of a young Brazilian woman who was denied quality maternal health services-the first time an international human rights decision named a maternal death a human rights violation. (commondreams.org)
  • Why is it that many of the same folks who are most fervent about protecting the rights of 1 cell fertilized eggs are the same ones who are opposed to giving full human rights to women and fail to do all they can to take care of real people? (ipscell.com)
  • time
  • Don't recall that being on the intake paperwork and hardly the time or place to impose on a woman being preped for surgery under very personal circumstances. (ipscell.com)
  • morality
  • Contemporary legalism downplays, ignores, and occasionally denigrates the "rules" of morality in favor of mercy, accompaniment, and integration, because it fails to see that there is an essential and constitutive relationship between morality and human flourishing. (thepublicdiscourse.com)
  • utterly
  • I don't know a more irreligious attitude, one more utterly bankrupt of any human content, than one which permits childred to be destroyed. (liberty-tree.ca)