People say, well what difference does it make if it’s General Motors that you’re dealing with or the US government you’re dealing with. Both are big enterprises, bureaucratic enterprises; aren’t you just as badly off? There’s an absolutely fundamental difference. General Motors cannot get a dollar from you unless you’re willing to hand it over. It cannot send a policeman to take a dollar out of your pocket. The US government can. That’s a fundamental difference. And as a result, I don’t believe that big business is the kind of threat that big government is.
- Milton Friedman (via redbloodedamerica)
When pro-‘life’rs say “It’s not a 'fetus', it’s a baby!”
[not only by the words’ definitions but also because science]
You do realize it says "unborn human baby" in the definition of fetus, right?
For the record, “baby” is actually not a medical or scientific term anyway. A newly or recently born human child is a “neonate.” Similarly, “fetus” does not describe what it is so much as it describes a stage of development. Human development goes like this: zygote —> embryo —> fetus —> neonate —> infant —> toddler —> child —> adolescent —> adult. These are the developmental stages of a human being, and they are conceptual constructions for convenience of description, NOT separate entities. In referring to “the embryo,” or “the fetus,” we are not referring to something distinct from the human being that each of us is, but rather to a certain stage in the development of each human being.
And that’s not a matter of opinion, conjecture, speculation or theory. Rather, it’s the expression of reality as determined by scientific observation and analysis.
No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.
Watch this video to hear from Gianna, a Planned Parenthood saline abortion survivor. She represents the millions of ‘non-person’ fetuses destroyed every year. Her life was just as valuable while being poisoned as it is today.
If you stood against Gianna while in the womb, you stand against her now. Because when you kill a human being is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is that you would ever allow it to happen in the first place.
This has been discussed before, the capability to become an adult/human does not mean that a fetus is a adult/human. Destroying a seed is not as significant as destroying a 50 year old tree. Debate the times at which abortion should be allowed but it’s a fact that within the first weeks there is not enough development in a fetus to constitute consciousness, feeling, or nearly anything else that defines being human.
if you destroy a human egg or seed, of course you aren’t destroying a life. but once those two unite and become a zygote, then yes, that IS a human life. this is not something that is up for debate or subject to personal opinions, it is SCIENTIFICALLY FACTUAL.
there is no difference between killing a fetus and a 50 year old, because they are both human. obviously one is farther along in the life cycle than the other, but that does not justify murder in any way shape or form and it is asinine to think otherwise.
there should be no debate about when it is acceptable to preform an abortion because it is NEVER okay to preform an abortion. I am still the same person as I was 17 years ago and I will be the same person 17 years from now. it will never be okay to murder me at any point.
and another thing: none of those things constitute life. open a science textbook, then you’ll be better equipped to deny the truth and you won’t sound so ridiculous while doing so
“Offspring are genetic family members and members of the same species as their parents. The female parent of child in viviparous reproduction produces an environment inside the womb during estrus that provides the necessary network of blood vessels in the uterine lining in order to make contact with an embryo and form an osmotic bridge between the mother’s body and the umbilical cord that connects to the placenta wall in order to transfer nutrients and oxygen directly into her offspring’s blood stream and to carry out waste carbon dioxide and other respiratory system byproducts to be exhausted from her body. Viviparous species produce eggs that have no nutritional content and consist of a single cell. Therefore, sexual reproduction in viviparous species is carried out through nutrient exchange between the mother and child.” ——tycho-science
”Human embryo at 7 weeks gestation, measuring approximately 14 mm (crown to rump). the fingers and face are developing and growing rapidly but are still forming their shape. It is possible to clearly see the formation of the skull, which begins to close, which will form the fontanelle (“soft spots”) that subsequently shut as children grow, creating a suture in the skull. This openness facilitates at birth in normal delivery, and allows the growth of the child’s brain.”
this is not an egg. this is not a sperm. this is a growing developing human being at the early stage of human development. it will continue to live and grow even after birth. It will grow into an adult, like Gianna Jessen; the abortion survior who speaks out.
- Watch this 3-min video to see what a baby looks like in the womb, form just 28-days after conception (when the sperm and the egg meet) and on.
this is an egg cell (This is NOT a human being. This contains half of the genetic information for a human being):
this is a sperm cell(This is NOT a human being. This contains half of the genetic information for a human being):
When these two gametes meet…:
… they create a zygote. This is a zygote. It contains it’s own unique set of DNA.. it is it’s own being. It is a human being at the earliest stage of human development and will do nothing but continue to grow, just like you and I are still doing. THE STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT IN WHICH A HUMAN BEING IS A ZYGOTE (quickly reproducing cells that contain all of the baby’s genetic information) ONLY LASTS FOR 14 DAYS:
This is a fetus at 29 days LOOK IT’S STILL GROWING :) :
This is a fetus at 40 days. WOW LOOK HOW IT’S GROWN! *0* :
Soon it’ll look like this, A FETUS AT JUST 12 WEEKS:
Check out this still growing, but sometimes they come out earlier than expected. This is a 23 week old baby (technically still a fetus considering it’s time of human development). But even though he left his mom’s womb early, he still grows like you and me:
and here’s a 25 week old fetus-still in the womb:
They grow into babies:
And continue to grow for the rest of their life- STARTING FROM CONCEPTION AND UP:
They’ll continue to grow, live their live like you and i, experience the ups and downs of life and love. If you would just please give them a chance.
excellent commentary from an excellent person. thankyou very much :)
Glenn Beck’s Audience Donated Over $1 Million to Fight Child Sex Trafficking. Here Are Some of the Kids They Saved.
Last November, a friend of Glenn Beck’s revealed that he was leading a double life as a government agent who rescues children from sex slavery. He said that while the government is doing noble work, it is by no means doing as much as it can, and that’s why he started Operation Underground Railroad.
Comprised of former U.S. Military and intelligence officers, the private organization is able to move rapidly and efficiently to save the countless children who are slipping through the cracks. After Beck spoke about Operation Underground Railroad in November, his audience donated over $300,000 in a single day, and over $1 million total.
On Tuesday, Beck was able to reveal the identity of his friend as popular author Tim Ballard. He was also able to show his audience some of what their donations have accomplished so far.
“In the first two months of our operation, we were able to save 35 children,” Ballard said on Beck’s television program Tuesday. “There’s 40 more children on deck that we’ve already seen that we’re about to pull out. These are children that would not have been saved if it were not for your audience.”
A family made Beck and his audience a thank-you video, and Beck was too moved to speak after watching it. Eventually, he hesitantly asked whether the children in the video were some of the ones who had been rescued.
“The little girl, the 6-year-old girl, she was being trafficked,” Ballard said. “We got her out. The mom had been trafficked as a child, so it was this vicious cycle. We ended the cycle. It’s over for them.”
Ballard said most people have no concept of “how real and how huge” of an issue child sex trafficking is. Nearly two million children are trapped as sex slaves, and roughly 90% of them fall out of U.S. jurisdiction.
Ballard said the criminals “never look like bad guys,” and are absolutely everywhere. He even showed Beck a map that can pinpoint where child rape videos are being shared in real time, and it is horrific. For privacy reasons, the map showed only vague geographical areas, but law enforcement has access to the exact addresses. Beck said he’s seen a zoomed-in image of the affluent area where he lives in Texas, and it was terrifying.
Ballard believes the only way the horrific practice will be stopped is if the public rises up and demands an end to it. He believes many have become complacent, as they did during the 1800s, and need to be awoken to the horrors of what’s happening around them.
That’s where men like Gerald Molen — the producer of hits like Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and Minority Report — and Mark Mabry, the creative director at Glenn Beck’s company, come in. Both are working to expose the trade to as many as they possibly can.
Mabry even acted as a “buyer” in one of Ballard’s sting operations, so he would know exactly what goes into saving a child.
“I want you to look into the eyes of evil,” Ballard told him. “I want you to hold slavery in your arms in the form of a child, so you can go back and tell the people what we are doing and what the problem is all about.”
Mabry described how, in preparing for an operation, he was surprised that not only did he not receive his own hotel room — he didn’t even receive his own bed. He said multiple agents will often share a single room so as not to waste a dollar that was donated.
“These are sacred dollars to us,” Ballard explained. “Because we know what we’re doing, we cut the bureaucracy out, the red tape. We’re lean. We’re mean. We can pull it off.”
Meanwhile, Molen and his team have begun work on a film called “The Abolitionists” that will highlight the horrors of the trade, and what happens when people stand to stop it. Rescue operations are being accompanied by film crews with the latest camera and audio technology to record the real-life rescues.
No donations to Operation Underground Railroad are being used to finance the film, but a significant percentage of the profits will be donated to the organization.
Ballard, who has been fighting child sex trafficking for over a decade, fought tears as he described how “you can see your own children’s faces in these little kids.”
He said there’s certainly a risk that he will be targeted by making his identity public, but “there has to be a voice that comes out from the shadows. There has to be a witness to what’s going on.”
“I believe the Lord wants me to do this, and so I have 100 percent faith that he’ll protect me,” he said. “If I die because of this, it’ll be a good meeting with my maker because I died doing this. So there’s a sense of comfort in that.”
Beck said he hopes the impact of men like Ballard and Molen changes the world “as much as Harriet Beecher Stowe did” by shedding light on slavery in the United States.
“Out of everything that I do in my life, this may be the only thing that matters in the end,” Beck concluded.
Operation Underground Railroad CEO & Founder Tim Ballard gives a detailed explanation of the plague of child sex trafficking and just how wide-spread human trafficking is. He describes the difficulty of keeping his emotions under control during the Ride to Freedom to free these children being sold into sex slavery. Tim talks about the importance of the OURrescue Necklace and how it has played a fundamental part in the creation of Operation Underground Railroad. For more information on the necklace, visit the OUR store.
An Operation Underground Railroad jump team recently liberated 28 children from an orphanage in Haiti that was selling children into sex slavery. As part of the the rescue, the jump team essentially purchased two children from this orphanage. OURrescue then used that evidence to shut down the orphanage and arrest the perpetrators that dared to sell God’s precious children as sex slaves.
We plead for your help, support and prayers as we work to free these children and give them the life they deserve. Spread the word with our social media tag #OURrescue and help us save more children!