Perhaps there should be a different view of abortion based on the realities of conception and the legality of our Constitution. God’s miracle for human life begins with the marriage of the sperm and egg and a unique process called DNA. Six billion steps lead to DNA replication before the first cell division. Thus, because DNA is unique to each individual, we become a uniquely formed individual in just 6 to 10 hours after the sperm meets the egg. This individual should have rights under both the Declaration of Independence, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life” and Article XIV of the U. S. Constitution, “nor shall any State deprive any person of life.”
In 7 years German death camps murdered more than 6 million Jews with an additional 50 million war casualties. In the last 7 years United States abortion factories have murdered more than 8 million babies and more than 60 million since 1973.
Perhaps a class action suit should be initiated against Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics, individual states, and the U.S. Government on behalf of those persons who have been harmed by a completed act of abortion and the inconceivable acts leading to the sale of body parts.
It would appear certain that those mothers who have knowledge and/or a new understanding of the abortion procedure completed upon their fetus may have been personally or psychologically harmed by the procedure. We could make a laundry list of those who have in some way been harmed by the act of abortion or the Post Traumatic Stress of the event. IE: Mothers, Parents, Siblings, Doctors, Nurses, Medical Personnel, Counselors, Fetus, etc.
However, one must also consider that molecular science might accomplish a feat never before considered. The female embryo (fetus), at only six weeks of age, has all of the reproductive eggs that she will ever have. In other words, the fetus that is currently considered a non-human has, through the egg, the capability to produce life thus indicating that the fetus is indeed human and not just a collection of cells, a tumor or other applied euphemism. One must ask if, through the advances in molecular science, the female fetus’ eggs could be extracted to produce a third new life (mother, daughter, new life). Yes, it may be argued that the egg is not mature. However, we certainly don’t know or presently understand where molecular biology will take us in the future.
U. S. Constitution, Article XIV, Section 1
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States, and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.
Since DNA always creates a unique person one could extrapolate that the completion of the DNA string creates one who should receive all protection under the law.
At that point, one should also conclude that the completed DNA string is the property of the father and the mother and that all three parties should have equal protection under the law.
Perhaps, since abortion or the taking of life is not guaranteed under the U. S. Constitution, the State could invoke Article X of the Constitution and institute revocation of all abortion laws within the State.
Barring that, perhaps the State could declare DNA as a person and as property subject to the “equal protection clause.”
The author is a retired businessman whose Christian service included director of the singles ministry in a 5,500 member church, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and director of youth ministry.
The author has also been a consultant to various Christian organizations including Christians For Urban Justice, Urban Home Ownership Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity.
Civic activity included Director of the Edison Inventor’s Association.
The author, now retired, was a principal and CEO of SAVE-ON-A/C, a wholesale distribution company, MARKETING CONCEPTS, a multi-faceted marketing company, and PINE ISLAND LUMBER, a full scale building material dealership.
Professional licenses include Land Title Law, Business Insurance Law, Real Estate and Mortgage Law, and Security Law Enforcement.