Because Human life begins at the moment of conception and abortion ends that life, abortion is murder. At the moment of conception is when an individual's unique set of DNA is created, a human signature that never existed before and will never be repeated.
There are two types of abortion: medical abortion and surgical abortion. Both result in the death of a human life.
You can call the unborn baby a parasite, a clump of cells, a fetus or tissue. But the facts are that the unborn baby is a new human being.
At only 21 days after conception, the baby's heart begins beating, and at 40 days brainwaves can be measured. The baby can move and respond to stimulation at 6 weeks and suck her thumb at 8 weeks gestation.
At 12 weeks the baby has eyelids, ears, toes, a fully-formed mouth, fingernails, and fingerprints. The baby has all the essential organs, a working circulatory system, the gender is distinguishable, red blood cells are being produced in the liver, and the baby can make a fist with his or her fingers (In the Womb, p.148, "Chronology of the Life in the Womb").
"The term conception refers to the union of the male and female pronuclear elements of procreation from which a new living being develops."" The zygote thus formed represents the beginning of a new life."
J.P. Greenhill and E.A. Friedman, Biological Principles and Modern Practice of Obstetrics. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1974. pp. 17, 23.
"After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being. [It] is no longer a matter of taste or opinion...it is plain experimental evidence. Each individual has a very neat beginning, at conception. "
Dr. Jerome LeJeune
Professor of Genetics, University of Descartes
"I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception." - Dr. Alfred M. Bongioanni
Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, University of Pennsylvania
"By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception."Professor Hymie Gordon
Many want to categorize abortion as an ethical or political issue. However, because abortion murders a life, it is sin. It is a scientific fact that life begins at the moment of conception. Open up any Biology text book and you will see this to be true.
ABOLITIONIST SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO
ABOLISH HUMAN ABORTION
An Abolitionist Defines Abortion
Prolifers aren't accustomed to this sort of message... but this is 7 Minutes you absolutely must hear!!!A//∀
"What about the pregnant twelve-year-old rape victim?" Anna Richey was that girl. She was the girl abortion advocates use to justify their appetite for abortion on demand and without apology. Her child was the baby "pro-life" politicians and lobbyists often make exceptions to kill. Yet Anna’s story shows how a mother’s courageous heart can triumph against all odds to save her child. You will never again regard the lives of these children as mere exceptions for the greater good.
The unborn child is not the woman's body. The child is a separate and distinct person. He or she can be a separate gender and contain a different blood type. The unborn child is a new human being with her own DNA structure.
This statement is highly ignorant. A parasite is of a different species than its host and is harmful to its host. The unborn baby is not a parasite because she is of the same species as the mother. The unborn baby also is not harmful to the mother but even gives stem cells to repair the mother's heart unlike a parasite which only takes nutrition from the host.
Read more about the relationship between the mother and unborn baby here.
Abortion is murdering the life of a child who is pro-created in the image of God. Rape and incest are horrendous crimes, however, murdering a child because one was raped does not justify abortion. The child who is a result of rape or incest should not be punished for their father's crime. Abortion does not unrape a woman. Women who have been raped should be cared for and loved not further traumatized by abortion. Abortion, rape and incest are all wrong for the same reason: they are violations of God's law.
Christ called us to care for the weak and unwanted, not abandon them to destruction. We are to help the helpless, provide for the fatherless, and restore the oppressed and preyed upon. Our world is infested with rape and murder. The proper response to these evils is not to encourage or increase them.
To read more about the rape exception please read here.