Is It Alive? Or Is Human? Essays

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Many people will argue that “No one know when life begins,” but there is scientific proof against this statement. “At the moment when a human sperm penetrates a human ovum, or egg, generally in the upper portion of the Fallopian Tube, a new entity comes into existence. "Zygote" is the name of the first cell formed at conception, the earliest developmental stage of the human embryo, followed by the "Morula" and "Blastocyst" stages.[4] Many will ask questions like is it alive? Or is human? Well of course it’s human. A zygote is made up of human DNA and other molecules, its nature is without a doubt human. This article says “The new human zygote has a genetic composition that is absolutely unique from itself, different from any other human that has ever existed, including that of its mother (thus disproving the claim that what is involved in abortion is merely "a woman and her body").[5] Another article states “It is also quite clear that the earliest human embryo is biologically alive. It fulfills the four criteria needed to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction.[7] Many people who are Pro-Choice will argue that it is still not a “person,” but this is not science. This is someone’s own moral beliefs or their own philosophy. Other Pro-Choice believers will want to argue that the new entity is not yet a person because of something spiritual, but how can one argue that one doesn’t have a soul until birth or after when there is no…

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