Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Life and Oil

The tragedy of the oil spill continues to dominate the news. Not only are jobs and lifestyles being devastated, but future beach ecosystems could be damaged for years. According to one article on line, "The loss of habitat leaves questions about next year's bird and fish population."[1] Who knows how bad the damage will be to future life.

While everyone is saddened by the spill and the possible future impact on the ecosystem, little is said about the potential human life that is being destroyed each day. No matter where one falls on the abortion debate, everyone can easily recognize that the potential for human life is destroyed, no matter when the abortion takes place after conception. In fact, many scientist recognize life as starting at conception. Dr. Hymie Gordon of the Mayo Clinic says,"By all criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception." Again, Dr. Micheline Matthews-Roth of Harvard University Medical School states, "It is scientifically correct to say that an individual human life begins at conception." [2]

If an outcry for potential life is threatened along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, then where is the justification for the destruction of potential human life? The question of abortion has to center on life and not the choice of a mother who is being inconvenienced.

[1] Article speaking of the damage to the ecosystem of Louisiana
[2] Scientist's view of when life starts

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