A human being forms at the moment of conception and holds value in the womb.
Biologically, from the moment a mother’s pregnancy test appears positive, a living child is growing in her womb.
The child growing inside the womb has a beating heart, and if the doctors and mother can see that a heart is beating, then it has to be alive.
Once humans are conceived, they start gaining their sense of touch and taste, and even grow attached to their mother’s heartbeat.
An article titled “Science is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost” by Emma Green from The Atlantic stated, “advocates have introduced research on the question of fetal pain and whether abortion harms women’s health.”
So like a child who burns a hand on a hot stove, unborn babies can feel pain as well.
They have their own unique set of DNA that is separate from the parents, though their parents play a huge role in what they look like.
By getting an abortion, the baby inside the womb is killed, and can no longer develop as it should.
If the unborn is considered dead upon a miscarriage, or in the case of a double murder, then why should abortion be any different?
Every single human life is valuable no matter what they look like, what their religion and race are, or the stage of life they are in. Each and every person has a soul and is thereby a sacred being.
From a Christian standpoint, humans are created in the image of God, and he knew us before we came into existence.
“The Bible clearly indicates the baby is alive before birth,” said sophomore Hannah Gerig.
The Bible describes Elizabeth feeling John kick her stomach while he was inside the womb, so even without medical equipment, women know that there is a human being inside them.
The fact that the first book of the Bible states that humans are made in God’s image has to show how much they matter. Humans in the womb, with their unique DNA, hold the image of God just as a fully-grown adult does.
Since Christians believe that everyone holds the image of God, and should honor his commands, then biblically speaking, Christians should be completely against abortion. It wrongfully ends the life of someone who could have had so much potential.
While there are many disagreements with science and religion, both sides should come to the agreement that a fetus ought to have the right to live, since it has a beating heart.
Even if someone does not associate with Christianity, there are plenty of reasons why abortion is immoral in the secular world.
“I don’t say your version of pro-life needs to be influenced by religion… your religious value can affect what you think about certain roles—it does not have to be that case,” said Freshman Cheris Negley.
When someone experiences someone doing something wrong or unjust to them, or someone knows of someone who has been mistreated, they do everything they can to make sure that justice is properly served. Pro-lifers must be the ones who advocate for the precious life of the unborn, since they are not able to have a say in the matter of abortion.
The article “Yes, there are Pro-Life Atheists out there. Here’s why I’m One of Them” by Hemant Mehta, explained that whether a child is kicking in the womb, or taking their first steps, they are still developing. Humans develop throughout their lifespan, and that begins from the moment of conception.
There are certainly valid points to both sides of the article, but when it comes down to it, the fetus is a sacred human and is worthy of living.