Citations for "Why Should Non-Christians Care About Abortion?"


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The life of every human individual begins at fertilization:

  • Compilation of citations to embryology textbooks, reports, and individual scientists

  • What about twinning? In the case of monozygotic twinning, fertilization eventually results in two human individuals. Twinning occurs very early in pregnancy, making direct observation of the phenomenon impossible. There is some dispute within the scientific community about the exact timing of twinning; it occurs, at the latest, approximately 14 days after fertilization, but a newer, alternative hypothesis suggests that it takes place much earlier. Under either hypothesis, twinning occurs before pregnancy can be detected with a urine pregnancy test, making this discussion somewhat beside the point when debating abortion. Abortion results in the cessation of at least one human life; more, if monozygotic twinning has occurred or if multiple eggs were fertilized (fraternal twins).


Prenatal development information, photos, and videos (nothing gory): The Endowment for Human Development (EHD)

Most abortions take place in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Guttmacher Institute (which is pro-abortion)

Abortionist quotes:

Dr. William Harrison

Dr. Curtis Boyd

Dr. Bertran Wainer

Dr. Frank Behrend

See many more at

Full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (see Articles 3 and 6)

12.8 million pro-life people no religion was calculated by multiplying the number of non-religious Americans (55.8 million according to Scientific American) by the percentage of non-religious Americans who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases (23% according to the Pew Research Center Forum on Religion and Public Life). 

Summaries of research re: impact of abortion laws on abortion rates and use of contraception can be found here, here, and here.

The full text of the Chile study can be found here. Summaries can be found here and here.