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Abortion advocates tout a belief in ‘science.’ What about the science of human development?

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In the recent Vice-Presidential debate between Republican candidate and current VP Mike Pence and Democratic candidate Senator Kamala Harris, references were made by Harris regarding the need to listen to “science” when determining public policy. In response, several abortion advocacy groups echoed the sentiment on social media.

Planned Parenthood’s political action arm tweeted, “Vote for the person on the stage who will listen to science and health experts. Every time.”

But if listening to “health experts” is paramount, no one should be listening to Planned Parenthood, which only masquerades as a health care organization. Over the past years, its clientele and services have plummeted while the organization’s number of abortions and taxpayer dollars increased. Never far from scandal, hundreds of Planned Parenthood’s own staffers have even claimed the organization is “steeped in white supremacy.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America — with its own history of eugenics and present-day charges of racism — tweeted, “We’ve seen a pattern with [the Trump] administration. They don’t believe in science. But you know who does believe in science? Kamala Harris and Joe Biden.”

Even abortionist Daniel Grossman suggested in a tweet that VP Mike Pence denies the “science” surrounding abortion. Grossman — who directs a group funded by the abortion pill’s manufacturer and who presides over abortion pill expansion trials — neglected to point out that the study he referenced was heavily funded by global abortion supporters.

Image: Abortionist Daniel Grossman tweet on 2020 VP Debate science and abortion (Image: Twitter)

Abortionist Daniel Grossman tweet on 2020 VP Debate science and abortion (Image: Twitter)

Pro-lifers on social media hit back at pro-abortion claims on social media, noting that science proves that human life begins at fertilization (conception).

Image: Radiance Foundation tweet on 2020 VP Debate science and abortion (Image: Twitter)

Radiance Foundation tweet on 2020 VP Debate science and abortion (Image: Twitter)

Image: Live Action tweet on 2020 VP Debate facts and abortion (Image: Twitter)

Live Action tweet on 2020 VP Debate facts and abortion (Image: Twitter)

In order to deny long-held scientific evidence regarding the humanity of the preborn child in the womb, abortion advocates do what others have done in seeking to single out an entire group of people: dehumanize them.

Abortion advocates have weaponized language to downplay and even deny facts about human fetal development, including the fact that an embryonic heartbeat can be detected just weeks after fertilization. They have claimed that “late-term abortion” is a medically inaccurate term invented to “distort the truth.” And they have even advised abortion businesses to avoid using humanizing language like “baby,” and to normalize the idea that there is no moral distinction between parenting a child and ending a child’s life in an abortion.

Image: Jennifer Gunter dehumanizes the baby in womb (Image: Twitter)

Abortionist Jennifer Gunter dehumanizes the baby in womb (Image: Twitter)

But this dehumanizing rhetoric only works when discussing abortion. After all, they are fully aware that the baby in the womb is human. Even Planned Parenthood’s website features a section on fetal development which acknowledges that at 5-6 weeks, “A very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop.”

In addition, at  7-8 weeks, when many abortions are committed, the abortion corporation acknowledges that:

  • The heart has formed.
  • Webbed fingers and toes develop.
  • The arms bend at the elbows.
  • External ears, eyes, eyelids, liver, and upper lip begin forming.

When a woman is carrying a “wanted” child, fetal development matters. When she is carrying an “unwanted” child, suddenly that child is dehumanized as a ‘clump of cells.’ Do the descriptions above sound like a ‘clump of cells’ or a human being?

Image: Planned Parenthood fetal development website

Planned Parenthood fetal development images

A practice bulletin on “early pregnancy loss” published by the pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) at one time stated that a heartbeat is a sign of life for the preborn child in the womb. In ACOG’s sixth edition book, “Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month,” ACOG clearly acknowledges that the preborn child in the womb is a developing human.

Image: ACOG Book on fetal development of unborn child

ACOG book on pregnancy

A previous Live Action News article noted:

The preborn baby develops rapidly, with a heartbeat that begins beating between 16 and 21 days after fertilization. By four weeks, the buds which will become the baby’s arms and legs are formed. At five weeks, the eyes begin to develop, along with the stomach and the liver. By six weeks, the preborn baby has paddle-like hands and feet, and brain waves can be detected.

At seven weeks gestation, the preborn baby’s bones begin to grow, and all four chambers of the heart have formed. The baby’s eyelids start to cover the eyes at eight weeks, along with 90% of all bodily structures present in adults. By nine weeks, hair follicles are forming all over the baby’s body, as well as fingernails and toenails.

At 10 weeks…the baby can swallow, scratch his head, and form fists.

Science is clear that abortion ends the life of a unique human being, seen the video below documenting the first 10 weeks of life:

 

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