PRO-LIFE BASICS: How can we logically argue for the personhood of the preborn baby at every stage of his biological development?

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment declares: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

The US Supreme Court has declared that the preborn (unborn) child is not a human being. But just think about this.

Every human being who has ever lived is a human being from his or her beginning, from the point when he or she is created as a singlecell embryo.

Every single member of the Supreme Court is a human being and has been so from his or her beginning.

So how can a preborn baby, at any stage in his biological development, not be considered a human being, an individual, and a person?

How can an expectant mother justly claim that her human rights are more important than those of her preborn child?

The logical answer to these questions is that a child begins to exist from the moment he is a singlecell human embryo. He possesses his own unique DNA and is as much a human being, an individual, and a person as anyone who has already been born.

Therefore, the Supreme Court made a tragic error in 1973, and we are compelled to do everything we can to restore legal protection to human beings from their beginning.

To accomplish this, we first have to combat the many arguments that exist today in defense of any act of abortion. We do this, quite simply, by encouraging our fellow human beings to think about the illogical and indefensible approval of intentionally aborting a child or providing a woman with a product or a service that has the potential of aborting a child.

If you objectively understand the science of who a human being is, you immediately recognize that he is a person who possesses his own unique personhood and identity from the beginning. Therefore, we the people are compelled to work for the passage of laws that protect the right to life for everyone, especially the preborn.

Not to do so is to sanction murder.

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Judie Brown

Judie Brown is president of American Life League and served 15 years as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.