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Governments must protect unborn children

Justin Trudeau was recently quoted in the Brandon Sun as stating, “As a party, we are steadfast in our belief ... that it is not for any government to legislate what a woman chooses to do with her body.” But a government’s purpose is also to protect the weak and the vulnerable and to advance the cause of justice, and there is no one more helpless and defenceless than an unborn child.

In abortion, two bodies, two human beings are involved — not just one.

Ever wonder what we would see if wombs had windows? We would see what one physician experienced firsthand:

“Years ago while giving an anesthetic for a ruptured tubal pregnancy (at two months), I was handed what I believed to be the smallest human being ever seen. The embryo sac was intact and transparent. Within the sac was a tiny human male swimming extremely vigorously in the amniotic fluid, while attached to the wall by the umbilical cord.

“This tiny human was perfectly developed with long, tapering fingers, feet and toes. He was almost transparent as regards the skin, and the arteries and veins were prominent to the end of the fingers. The baby was extremely alive and did not look at all like the photos and drawings of ‘embryos’ which I have seen. When the sac was opened, the tiny human immediately lost his life and took on the appearance of what is accepted as the appearance of an embryo at this stage, blunt extremities, etc.”

The little one in the womb is a tiny human being and compared to you and me, his difference in size, location, stage of development, or degree of dependency make him no less a person.

To try to justify killing a human being on the grounds that a woman can do what she wants with her body is absurd. In abortion, two bodies, two human beings are involved — not just one. One fights for life itself, the other for a lifestyle.

On this issue, both the Liberal party and the NDP are gravely mistaken. With all the philosophical and medical evidence available, this is at best, just “politically correct ignorance.”

Jocelyn Funk

Brandon

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 15, 2014

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Justin Trudeau was recently quoted in the Brandon Sun as stating, “As a party, we are steadfast in our belief ... that it is not for any government to legislate what a woman chooses to do with her body.” But a government’s purpose is also to protect the weak and the vulnerable and to advance the cause of justice, and there is no one more helpless and defenceless than an unborn child.

In abortion, two bodies, two human beings are involved — not just one.

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Justin Trudeau was recently quoted in the Brandon Sun as stating, “As a party, we are steadfast in our belief ... that it is not for any government to legislate what a woman chooses to do with her body.” But a government’s purpose is also to protect the weak and the vulnerable and to advance the cause of justice, and there is no one more helpless and defenceless than an unborn child.

In abortion, two bodies, two human beings are involved — not just one.

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