Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. With
the exception of laws in few states, the mutilated bodies of the victims are
thrown into dumpsters like pieces of rotten meat. While these victims lay
waiting in the infested dumpsters to be hauled off to a landfill, the
murderers are in their offices waiting for their next patient--the
accomplice to the murder. This is the murder of an innocent child by a
procedure known as abortion. Abortion stops the beating of an innocent
child\'s heart. People must no longer ignore the scientific evidence that
life begins at the moment of conception. People can no longer ignore the
medical and emotional problems an abortion causes women. People must stop
denying the facts about the procedure, and start hearing the silent screams
of unborn children.

The argument by the pro-abortion side is that the unborn child is not
truly a child. Many people who are pro-abortion justify their beliefs
through the concept that a fetus is only a blob of tissue until it is born,
or the statement: life begins at birth. Abortion is not as simple as
removing a "blob of tissue" (as the pro-abortion activists put it) from a
woman\'s body. Abortion is the destruction, dismembering and killing of a
human life--an unborn baby. "But it is scientific and medical fact based on
experimental evidence, that a fetus is a living, growing, thriving human
being, directing his or her own development" (Fetal Development). A fetus is
not just a blob of tissue, rather a fetus is Latin for "offspring or young
one." Human life begins at fertilization, therefore it is wrong to murder
the innocent child in the womb. At a US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee
meeting, most scientists said that life begins at conception or implantation
of the embryo. No scientist at the meeting claimed that life begins at birth
(Factbot). Professor Hymie Gordon of the Mayo clinic stated "\' . . by all
criteria of modern biology, life is present from the moment of conception\'"
(Fetal Development). In a 1963 Planned Parenthood pamphlet entitled \'Plan
Your Children\' it states "an abortion kills the life of a baby after it has
begun. It is dangerous to your life and health" (Factbot). Even though
abortion is dangerous to a woman\'s life, and it kills her baby, Planned
Parenthood still offers it as a safe solution. This statement contradicts
what most abortion clinics say. It is not possible for abortion to be
offered to women as a safe solution, when it not only puts her life in
danger, but it also kills her child.

Not only has science proven that a fetus is truly a human, the simple
facts also confer abortion kills the life of a human being. Life begins at
conception because of the fact that life in the womb does not change at
birth. There are no special procedures or changes that occur during birth to
magically change the fetus to a baby. It is already a baby--a human life.
"\'If a fertilized egg is not by itself a full human being it could not
become one, because nothing is added to it,\'" said Dr. Jerome Lejeune
(Factbot). Most of all the development also takes place before one is born.
Of the 45 generations of cell divisions before adulthood, 41 have taken
place before a person is born (Factbot). Fertilization is just the beginning
of a long process of growing and maturing. "Life in a continuum. From the
moment the egg is fertilized a new life has begun. All of the genetic
information is present to construct a unique individual. Gender, physical
features, eye color have already been determined. The baby\'s heart begins
beating regularly at 24 days. Babies in the womb hiccup, cry, play, and
learn" (Factbot). Life continues from the day of fertilization until death.
Nothing is added to a person during a lifetime. "\'Conception confers life
and makes that life one of a kind,\'" said Dr Landrum Shettles father of in
vitro fertilization (Factbot). Abortion is wrong because it ends the life of
a human being. The day of conception marks the beginning of a new human
life. "\'The zygote is the first cell of a new human being,\'" said Keith L.
Moore. There is no way that the fetus is just a "blob of (Factbot) tissue."
Scientific and medical facts prove that the fetus is living. They prove that
the fetus is a person, a human, and functions separate from the mother.
According to our law murder is wrong, therefore it is unlawful to kill an
unborn child. The child in the womb deserves the right to life.