Whoa — I agreed with Planned Parenthood again!

[Discerning readers will note the past tense in the title.]

First, it was their 1964 advertisement that accurately stated, among other things, that “An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun.”  Even if I haven’t agreed with them since I was 1 yr. old, I’m always looking for common ground.

Now I found out that we agreed again on a similar truth: Life begins at fertilization.

OK well it was 1951 but still, Planned Parenthood said it!  The brochure, titled, “The Gift of Life” was discovered at a Berkeley estate sale by the San Francisco Weekly.  On page 21-22 you will read the following; “If one of the new male sperm meets and unites with an egg cell, a new life begins.”

Did they learn anything about science in the few years after that when they changed their minds about life beginning at fertilization and that abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun? Of course not. The facts of science couldn’t be more clear: A new human being is created at conception.   They just lie now for the money and to advance their worldview.  To make a living they crush and dismember innocent but unwanted human beings.
As always, I’m too pro-science to be pro-choice.  When people bring up the “we don’t know when life begins” canard I highly encourage you to use this link about the scientific position plus the quotes by Planned Parenthood noted above .  Use them gently and people may see that Planned Parenthood and the like know the truth about when life begins as well as pro-lifers do, but they go on killing anyway.

6 thoughts on “Whoa — I agreed with Planned Parenthood again!”

  1. Did they learn anything about science in the few years after that when they changed their minds about life beginning at fertilization and that abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun? Of course not. The facts of science couldn’t be more clear: A new human being is created at conception.

    Right, but that is (pragmatically) beside the point except when we’re talking about the (Three) Morning(s) After Pill. When a woman knows she is pregnant and is considering an abortion, she’s usually at least three weeks post-conception. The baby’s heart beats and almost all of its organs are present. Its spinal cord is forming. Even if you believe that fertilisation is not when life starts, you would somehow have to demonstrate that a being with its very own heartbeat is either (a) not alive or (b) not human (like an armadillo or something).

    Focusing people on beating hearts and tiny spinal columns can be more effective than talking about “fertilised eggs” (i.e. humans at the very earliest stages).

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    1. Roxeanne, you might want to ask these people what their definition of life is, and be ready to answer their definition with evidence that even embryos fulfill their definition of life, or that their definition is deficient (and that other things they consider living do not meet their narrow definition). You can also learn the scientific/biological definition of “life” and show that the fertilized egg meets that definition. You can also ask them if the fertilized egg is not “alive”, then how is it that it grows and reproduces? and why is it that sometimes the pregnancy continues and results in a living baby, while other times it doesn’t continue and results in a miscarriage — what is the difference? Of course the difference is that the embryo/fetus *is* alive, but when it dies / is no longer living, then the pregnancy ceases and results in a miscarriage or stillbirth.

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  2. Here’s an image recently posted on the “180 movie” facebook page that I think you will find powerful: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=315742775114222&set=a.256501774371656.64362.254455071242993&type=1&ref=nf . If you can’t see it or the link doesn’t come through or something, you can go to facebook, search for “180 movie”, look at their photos, and scroll down till you see the image of a teenage girl in a white shirt looking down at her barely-there belly. I won’t describe it further, as it might lessen the impact, but I thought you might like to repost it on your blog for your readers to see it, if they haven’t already.

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