October 4, 2011

Personhood & Life

What Is Personhood?

In the US, the term 'person' refers to an individual who has certain inherent rights, such as the right to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. These rights are protected by the US Constitution and are bestowed by God. The intrinsic humanity of unborn children, by definition, means theya re persons and their right to life should therefore be protected under the law. Since 1973, however, this has not been the case.

In America, this group of living human persons possesses personhood, but has no protection under the law. God has bestowed this precious gift of life, yet unborn children are being killed en masse every day.

When Does Human Life Begin?

Embryologists teach that life begins at conception. The unborn is alive, and growing from the moment of conception. Logically, if it must be killed to stop its growth, then it must be alive.

Is an unborn baby a human being? Pasteur's Law of Biogenesis states that two human parents can only produce human offspring. The unborn is a human being with a unique human genetic structure and is the offspring of human parents.

Even though a person begins life at the level of a developing zygote, it is still a complete human being. A zygote will become a fetus, who will become an infant, who will become a teenager, who will become an adult. The form will change, but it will always be a human being.

Taken from a pamphlet of The Gwinnett County Chapter of GA Right to Life

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