89% of Abortions… …take place up to twelve weeks into the pregnancy. At that stage the fetus is just a collection of cells right? Click here for a picture of that 12 week old blob of cells. PatheosDwight2008-11-19T21:59:00-04:00November 19th, 2008|Categories: Patheos|9 Comments Share This Post, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinreddittumblrpinterestEmail Related Posts No Salvation Outside the Church? 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Their belief and agrument for pro-choice (translated abortion/death) is the "clump of cells" agrument/statement.I was all set to post/send you a message asking how to address this issue, and your "89% of Abortions…" post appeared.So 89% of abortions take place up 12 weeks into pregnancy and you placed the photo of that 12 week old blob cells.Let's say then,someone who purports themselves to be "pro-choice", says "Okay, I agree with you – at 12 weeks it can be seen that there is a human being", but not at "the moment of conception" as at that point it's a clump of cells.How is "that aspect" of their argument contested ?I am thinking the argument for life begins at conception , in order to convince these people would need to be proven to them scientifically. Otherwise, they would contend that "the moment of conception" of when life begins is belief / religion based, since they do not share this belief and/or religious view.Pehaps then, the following white paper entitled "When Does Human Life Begin?" by Maureen L. Condic, Senior Fellow of The Westchester Institute for Ethics & the Human Person, would be a starting point.http://www.westchesterinstitute.net/images/wi_whitepaper_life_print.pdfI welcome your feedback / guidance, if you are so inclined to do so in the commbox.Thank you. chimakuni November 19, 2008 at 11:24 pmLog in to Reply A rose by any other name is a rose.So – when does life begin? Age old question and it will be argued til the end of time. When a lie is told often enough, it becomes the “truth”…i.e. a clump of cells (that was me and you at one point), a blob of tissue (ditto).I realize that you are writing from the view that we who are religious believe that life begins at conception.My question to those who do not adhere to that…when DOES life begin?I imagine in the pro-abortion mind set, you will get just as many different answers as you get answer-ers.It is prudent, always, to err on the side of caution – and in the case of human life, one needs to err on the side that that zygote just might be the beginning of life.11 percent of abortions happen after the twelfth week. My abortion was at sixteen weeks gestation. Was my baby more alive than a baby who had twelve weeks of gestation or two weeks of gestation?In the end, when an abortion occurs, a pregnancy no longer continues, which means that the “blob of tissue” was destroyed. If it had not been destroyed, then a child would be forthcoming. The mission of an abortion is to kill off, destroy whatever is within the woman’s womb. It matters not whether one thinks it is alive or argues that it is or is not alive at a certain age of gestation.An abortion stops the progress of a human life. That is not religious, it is fact.Bless you Kazimer. Rachel Gray November 19, 2008 at 11:29 pmLog in to Reply ^ Good comments for a good post! Margaret November 20, 2008 at 11:50 amLog in to Reply Recently miscarried @ 11 weeks. What a heartache. This baby was no blob of tissue– tiny fingers, toes, nostrils, ears and ribs were all visible. Even my two-year-old, had I shown him, would have recognized Gabriel for the fearfully, wonderfully-made baby that he was. Jenny November 20, 2008 at 12:31 pmLog in to Reply Ah, Margaret, how painful for you! I’m so sorry, and will pray for you. But what a beautiful testimony to all in this post! Thanks and Blessings Kelly November 20, 2008 at 12:34 pmLog in to Reply Dear Margaret, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. chimakuni November 20, 2008 at 1:50 pmLog in to Reply Dear Margaret – I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for the soul of Gabriel (our youngest son’s name) and for your whole family.Bless you – Kirstin November 20, 2008 at 6:09 pmLog in to Reply Margaret,I’m so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers. Bob Cavalcante Jr. November 21, 2008 at 12:22 amLog in to Reply I am deeply saddened by your loss, Margaret.Since the debate will continue as it has as to when life begins, it is in my opinion that it is the more prudent and morally correct choice to err on the side of caution, of better judgment and that of my Church and agree that life begins at conception. That way if I’m wrong, I have erred on the side of good and of life, rather on the side of death and evil.Sounds like a no-brainer to me folks… Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.