Pro-choice is not the RIGHT choice
From the very moment of conception, the fetus begins to grow in his/her mother’s womb. We know that only living things grow, plants, animals, insects, etc. So if its growing, that means its alive. If its got human parents, that means it’s a human being since human beings don’t beget non-human beings. Human women never give birth to cats, or dogs or snakes. Creatures usually tend to reproduce their own kind. So if its got human parents, that means it’s human. Giving these facts, the fetus isn’t just a living *thing*, it’s a living human being. And we all know intuitively that killing human beings is wrong. Also noteworthy is that the unborn child has a heartbeat for the MAJORITY of the pregnancy. The heart beat begins just 18 days after conception. We know that no non-living entities have heartbeats. Only living animals and people have heartbeats. Most abortions stop those tiny little hearts from beating.
The case with some abortions (though not all) are quite gruesome. The doctor goes up inside the woman and completely maims the unborn child, I mean rips it’s arms and legs off and jabs the head with a pair of sharp scissors.
Is it human? Is it alive? Is it just a cell or is it an actual organism, a "being?" These are logical questions.
The zygote is composed of human DNA and other human molecules, so its nature is undeniably human and not some other species.
The new human zygote has a genetic composition that is absolutely unique to itself, different from any other human that has ever existed, including that of its mother (thus disproving the claim that what is involved in abortion is merely "a woman and her body")
This DNA includes a complete "design," guiding not only early development but even hereditary attributes that will appear in childhood and adulthood, from hair and eye color to personality traits.
It is also quite clear that the earliest human embryo is biologically alive. It fulfills the four criteria needed to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction.
Finally, is the human zygote merely a new kind of cell or is it a human organism; that is, a human being? Scientists define an organism as a complex structure of interdependent elements constituted to carry on the activities of life by separately-functioning but mutually dependant organs. The human zygote meets this definition with ease. Once formed, it initiates a complex sequence of events to ready it for continued development and growth:
The zygote acts immediately and decisively to initiate a program of development that will, if uninterrupted by accident, disease, or external intervention, proceed seamlessly through formation of the definitive body, birth, childhood, adolescence, maturity, and aging, ending with death. This coordinated behavior is the very hallmark of an organism.
By contrast, while a mere collection of human cells may carry on the activities of cellular life, it will not exhibit coordinated interactions directed towards a higher level of organization.
Thus, the scientific evidence is quite plain: at the moment of fusion of human sperm and egg, a new entity comes into existence which is distinctly human, alive, and an individual organism - a living, and fully human, being.
I suppose my argument can go as follows.
1: Murder is wrong.
2: Abortion is murder.
3: Therefore, abortion is wrong.
Premise 1 seems more than obviously true. I can't argue in favor of premise 1, but it's seem intuitively obvious that premise 1 is true. I know of no sane human being who has ever asserted that murder was an ok thing to do. I think that if you think murder is ok, you need to see a psychiatrist very badly. I've just proven premise 2 above. Since both premise 1 is more plausibly true than false and sense premise 2 is a scientific fact, the conclusion (3) follows logically and necessarily by the rules of logic.