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Nov 21st

Fact #2: Every human being is a person.

The Virginia Christian Alliance recommends to our readers to visit "Abortion Facts", which lists 20 facts on abortion.  We have published a portion of Fact #2 and the links to the rest below AND please do not miss the video below.

Abortion Fact #2

Personhood is properly defined by membership in the human species, not by stage of development within that species. 

A living being's designation to a species is determined not by the stage of development but by the sum total of its biological characteristics— actual and potential—which are genetically determined…. If we say that [the fetus] is not human, e.g. a member of Homo sapiens, we must say it is a member of another species. But this cannot be. [1] 

Dictionaries define person as a “human being,” “human individual,” or “member of the human race.” What makes a dog a dog is that he came from dogs. His father was a dog and his mother was a dog, and therefore he is a dog. What makes a human a human is that he came from humans. His father was a human person and his mother was a human person, so he can be nothing other than a human person. [2]

  

The beginning of each human life is an event (NOT a process) 

We must not be confused by statements such as Carl Sagan's: [3] 

Despite many claims to the contrary life does not begin at conception: It is an unbroken chain that stretches back nearly to the origin of the Earth, 4.6 billion years ago. Nor does human life begin at conception: It is an unbroken chain dating back to the origin of species, tens or hundreds of thousands of years ago. 

Sorry, Carl! You're missing the point. 

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