Thursday, 28 June 2018

A Pro-Life Argument in 10 Bullets

Posted on Facebook by John Whitesell in the group Pro-Life and Anti-Communist League. Shared by permission.

Premise 1: Only human beings have the 2n+2=46 Chromosomes of the Human Genome as their DNA.

Premise 2: Embryos, Zygotes, and Fetuses have the 2n+2=46 Chromosomes of the Human Genome as their DNA (even those with extra or missing Chromosomes).

Conclusion 1: Embryos, Zygotes, and Fetuses are human beings.


Premise 3: Only living things have cellular respiration or cellular mitosis.

Premise 4: Embryos, Zygotes, and Fetuses have cellular respiration and cellular mitosis.

Conclusion 2: Embryos, Zygotes, and Fetuses are alive.

Premise 5: The only valid justifications to ending the life of a human being are to kill someone who is knowingly and willingly inflicting harm upon others (eg. self-defense and capital punishment) or when all non-lethal methods of conflict resolution have failed (eg. Just War).

Premise 6: As determined by Conclusion 1 and Conclusion 2, Embryos, Zygotes, and Fetuses are human beings and are alive.

Premise 7: It is self-evident that Embryos, Zygotes, and Fetuses are inherently incapable of knowingly or willingly harming others, nor are they capable of personal conflicts with others.

Conclusion 3: It is inherently immoral to kill Embryos, Zygotes, and Fetuses.

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