What can you even say about this?
(via Lifesite News) – Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told an interviewer on Thursday that “I don’t know that it’s really relevant” to consider when life begins when discussing abortion.
“At the moment the sperm cell of the human male meets the ovum of the female and the union results in a fertilized ovum (zygote), a new life has begun,” according to the 1976 Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia. The 1993 book Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects says fertilization “represents the beginning of a human being.”
Numerous other textbooks reveal the same conclusion.
If life begins at conception, abortion is clearly the taking of a human life.
But using Ms. Richards’ definition, none of this matters. Nope, it’s not really my son or daughter until AFTER he or she is born. Once they’re born, yay!… it’s a party. But ten minutes earlier? To Cecile Richards, that little baby is as disposable as an out-of-date coupon.
Speaking as someone who was present during both of my sons being born, I honestly have no clue how anyone could hold that opinion, …especially a mother.
Take a good look, everyone; a good, long look. THIS is what we’re fighting. THIS is why we need to pray more, and bug our Congressmen more, and talk with our kids more, and discuss this with more people who are possibly persuadable. More and more pro-life laws are being passed each day: we CAN change the minds and hearts of our nation on this, but it won’t happen without all of our efforts.
And if words like Ms. Richards’ don’t outrage you, don’t motivate you into wanting to do more, I’m honestly not sure what could.