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The Catholic Position on Abortion is Fully in Line with Science

Thomas Jackson writes:

At the earliest stages of pregnancy the future body that the zygote will acquire has not yet developed. But the complement of genes that will govern and direct that development is fully present from the moment of conception. It is a continuing unified coherence that will last until the person’s death, perhaps many decades in the future, despite the fact that the cells that contain it will change many times. From the first moment the genes are acting as a coherent unity, co-operating and inter-acting and exchanging information with each other, sometimes over vast chromosomal distances, as they direct the bewilderingly complex development of the zygote, surely one of the greatest wonders that nature has to offer.
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Mary De Voe said...

The rational, immortal soul created by "our Creator" for the human being brought into existence at fertilization has a will to live. The person's will to live is the states' right to Life. The person's body will grow to be whomever the soul directs the body to become. The human DNA project the soul's formation of the body. Human existence is the criterion for the objective ordering of human rights. The innocence and virginity of the newly begotten sovereign person is the standard of Justice for the state.

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