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abortion, it is not just the religious against it anymore?

Will someone please explain some of the reasons why life starts as early as conception? I would really like some science and not just religious reasons. please? I won't close the question, I just want to know some of the "non" religious reasons but you are more than welcome to add religion to your response as well if you want.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Feb. 2, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Being against abortion is not a scientific matter but one of personal belief.

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 8:49 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • "Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization (conception).
    "Fertilization is a sequence of events that begins with the contact of a sperm (spermatozoon) with a secondary oocyte (ovum) and ends with the fusion of their pronuclei (the haploid nuclei of the sperm and ovum) and the mingling of their chromosomes to form a new cell. This fertilized ovum, known as a zygote, is a large diploid cell that is the beginning, or primordium, of a human being."
    [Moore, Keith L. Essentials of Human Embryology. Toronto: B.C. Decker Inc, 1988, p.2]
    lowencope

    Answer by lowencope at 8:52 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • Well our current Federally accepted medical definition of when a person is alive is if there is a heart beat and brainwaves, which happens in the fetus at about 5 weeks into the pregnancy (or roughly 3 weeks post conception). Since a most women wait to be a week late to test for pregnancy; this right around when they're finding out they're pregnant.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • i am pro-choice and even I believe that LIFE starts at conception . the egg is fertalized and presto the process begins
    however it does not mean I believe a woman does not have a right to abort if she does not want to continueing carrying and growing that life.
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 8:54 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • Being against abortion is not a scientific matter but one of personal belief.


    there was a post where a couple woman said it was science and I wanted an elaboration
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • Well if life begins at conception, then technically abortion is murderous which is what I assume they were talking about. This is why I am pro-life 100%
    lowencope

    Answer by lowencope at 9:20 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • Pregnancy is broken down into weeks, and is divided into three parts called trimesters.
    Full term pregnancy is considered 40 weeks and an infant delivered before the 37th week completed is considered premature. Pregnancy is counted from the first day of a your last period. This means that at conception, you are already considered two weeks pregnant.

    (some believe conception is when abortion starts to become murder.. here is how science defines conception)
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:18 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • At week four. The cells of the embryo multiply and begin to take on specific functions. The backbone, spinal column, and nervous system are forming. The heart, kidneys, liver, and intestines will soon be taking shape. Nerve growth begins when a sheet of cells on the back of the embryo folds in the middle to form a tube, which will become the future spinal cord. At one end the tube enlarges to form the brain's major sections.

    (this is when the baby starts to actually have a working nervous system and can feel, and some believe this is when it is wrong)
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:19 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • 5 weeks - On the 26th day after fertilization, the embryo's tiny heart begins to beat.

    (some believe that when the heart beat begins, is when it is considered a living being)

    others won't consider it, unless the baby is viable (able to live outside the womb without the mother if need be)

    and some (very few) don't think it's until the baby is born and takes it's first breath
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:20 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:21 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

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