By Jim Killebrew
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[January 17, 2014]
want a scientific explanation. You heard me: I want a scientific,
totally rational, well-reasoned and tightly researched medical
explanation and definition of the life form that grows inside the
uterus of a human, pregnant female she carries when her ovary is
fertilized by a human male sperm. I am not talking about euphemistic
terms or made-up terms in the medical or scientific field like
"mass" or "pre-delivered form" or "fetus" or "unborn vertebrate" or
"zygote" or an "ovum that has been fertilized by a spermatozoon."
Terms like "prenatal," "embryo,"
"zygote," "blastocyst" and "fetus" tend to serve as a covert,
undercover shell game to camouflage what the female carries from the
period of conception to birth. It dulls the mind into believing the
life form inside her is some strange, unknown entity that really has
no place in our world. Hence, it is generally believed by many to be
only some "mass" that has started growing inside the body
not really worth anything until after it is delivered, at which
point it takes on a value and is afforded the rights of citizens of
the United States.
Wouldn't it be refreshing if all the medical doctors in our great
country, who have each taken an oath to "first, do no harm," be
required to tell the truth about what the woman carries in her womb?
Planned Parenthood organizations, abortion specialist and physicians
performing abortions should be required to use terms like child and
baby with women who are contemplating such a decision as to take the
life away from that life that lives within her body. Actual pictures
should be taken with modern equipment and shown to the prospective
mother that can show the characteristics of the life growing in
Now, given that may not happen everywhere in the United States, since
in 1973 the legality of abortion has been upheld by the Supreme
Court, a definitive determination should be made regarding what
actually grows within the womb of a pregnant female human being.
Therefore, strict medical research based on scientific, medical
methods and procedures should be conducted to conclusively determine
the results of an aborted pregnancy, specifying what would have
resulted at the birth if its growth had been allowed to continue to the end
of the third trimester.
Let a prestigious medical school step forward to oversee the
research. The medical school could seek out a sufficiently
randomized number of abortion clinics throughout the United States
to ensure representation of each population group in the United
States. The number of each of the chosen abortion clinics should
provide the number of abortions completed during the past year. The
medical school should establish a population number of abortions
needed from which to draw a random number of aborted living tissue
to be tested that would satisfy conclusive proof of the quality of
humanness to conclusively prove, or disprove, by determination from
a professional, certified source that the aborted tissue was human or not
human. This group would serve as the research group.
The same medical school could seek out a sufficiently randomized
number of hospitals with maternity wards throughout the United
States to ensure representation of each population group in the
United States. The number of each of the chosen hospitals should
provide the number of live births delivered during the past year.
The medical school should establish a population number of live
births needed from which to draw a random number of live children to
be verified that would satisfy conclusive proof of the quality of
humanness to conclusively prove by determination from a
professional, certified source that the living child was human or not
human. This group would serve as the control group.
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Under the current laws, abortions would
continue without change. The medical school would begin the research
by not interfering in any way with the abortion performed as
prescribed by the woman's choice and her medical professionals. For
the chosen subject, the medical school would have a medical examiner
available to complete an examination post-abortion on the aborted
tissue. The medical examiner would determine if the aborted tissue
would have been a human being if left to develop to full term. This
examination should include DNA testing to help determine the
humanness of the tissue.
The medical school would conduct the
research on live-birth children concurrently with the research on
aborted tissue. The medical school would not interfere in any way
with the birthing process as per the woman's choice and her medical
professionals. For the chosen subject, the medical school would have
an external licensed physician, other than the physician performing
the delivery, complete an examination post-delivery on the living,
delivered child. The physician from the medical school would
determine if the live-delivered child was a human being or not.
If under both conditions, with result findings with conclusions, it
is determined conclusively, without any reasonable doubt, that the
designation of human being can be ascribed as per the research
findings, it should be deemed in the scientific and medical
communities that human pregnancies always result in producing human
offspring. Henceforth, all medically trained professionals in
obstetrics and gynecology and all specialists in babies and women
should never refer to the pregnancy as anything other than a
developing human being going through the development growth process
Many people will think this is very silly to entertain such
meaningless research to prove something that is so obvious to most
people in the world living presently and to most people who have
lived throughout history. And those who think this is silly have
already in their heart of hearts accepted the fact that life in the
womb is actually human life in the womb.
But the real silliness is the large group of people in the United
States who seemingly have dulled their thinking by believing that
the child growing inside the pregnant woman is not really human yet.
By using all the medical jargon and made-up words, it soothes the
conscience into accepting the idea that the baby growing in the womb is
"worthless" and should be destroyed at the simple exercise of a
choice of the woman, no matter what the reason may be.
At the very least we should admit to ourselves we are talking about
a human being who is being destroyed. That death is based sometimes
on such things as it being the wrong gender, or there are enough
children in the family already, or just the correction of a stupid
mistake made by the woman and man who started that developing child
in the first place.
A child is a child, whether inside the womb or outside the womb. If
most people will recognize that fact, we will be able to come to
agreements through compromise that address the real medical issues
faced by women during pregnancy. All human life should be sacred and
protected. Human rights should be extended to every human, not just
some who demand choices over the lives of others.
[By JIM KILLEBREW]
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