Life begins at conception.

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    LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

    If a clumps of cells is life, life begins before conception. The sole purpose of a human egg is reproductions. But an egg, a fertilized egg or a clump of cells in not a life but a potential life and terminating that life cannot be murder because it is not yet a life. One cannot murder a cell or clump of cells. A clump of living cells is not a human being. And the definition of murder has to be death of a human. Then an egg is a human being and any form of birth control, the morning after pill, is murder because it prevents life? Abortion is preventing life and not destroying a “life.”

    How would an anti-abortion law be enforce and what would be the criteria.

    We should not be forcing women to give birth to children they do not want. That would be far more immoral and devastating than an abortion.

    A fertilized chicken egg is not a chicken. It is a fertilized egg. A potential chicken but not yet a chicken.

    I would be interesting to know the DNA of eggs. If each is different? Can you take the DNA of an egg and identify it’s owner?

    What did GOD mean when he said "I saw the embryo of you?"
     
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    Define "Life"
     
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    An egg is not a life. A sperm is not a life. The result of a union of egg and sperm is a life with distinct dna coding for a separate individual human being.

    I don't support an anti-abortion law, so the criteria are a moot point to me. The incident of immorality does not occur when someone is "forced" to give birth to a child, but when the woman puts herself in the position of becoming pregnant with a child she does not want. The former would be a legal issue, the latter borders more on a moral one. We are all forced, to one degree or another, to do things we don't agree with, so the question would be is one form of government enforcement any more immoral than another?

    To the bolded: I'm not 100% certain, but would willingly bet that is correct.
     
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    Anything that can reproduce itself.
     
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    Life began before the world was, now is just the next step in it.
     
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    So an infertile man or woman is not alive?
     
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    In biological terms, there is no such thing as "a life." Life is a mass-noun, not a count-noun.

    The only contexts in which "a life" has meaning are personal ("the course of my life," etc.) or religious ("your next life," etc.).

    Biologically, life has no beginning, except the point when life first emerged on this planet. Since then, life has been a continuum, without separate beginnings, and so far without end.
     
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    Technically, you are correct, but since the issue revolves around abortion, and whether or not abortion is the taking of a life, the distinction matters.
     
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    No doubt a fertilized egg is the first stage of the life of a person. Abortion is murder, however I don't think it's any of my business if you want to murder your own children. I think you should be able to murder your own children any time up until they move out of the house and earn their own living.
     
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    Voters in MIssippi clearly disagreed with the OP.
     

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