The following is from Judie Brown, President of American Life League
And as the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus related after he visited the United States Capitol in 2001:
I was recently at the Capitol. The topic was stem cell research and the creation of embryos in order to use them and destroy them. A senator told me, as he pulled out a piece of paper with a small mark at a hearing and waved it at me: “That is what we are talking about, Father. That doesn’t look like a baby to me.”
I replied, “Good for you, Senator. Thank you for the opportunity; that is exactly what a one-week-old baby looks like! That is exactly what I looked like when I was a one-week-old baby—exactly what you looked like. And unless we get our heads and our hearts—and consequently our politics and our laws—right about this question, brothers and sisters, we are not going to get anything else right.”
Fr. Neuhaus hit the nail on the head. He shared a truth that is not alien to anyone who is willing to examine it. A baby is a baby from his actual beginning!
The human embryo is one of us—an individual who derives food, not his form, from his environment. From day one he is a distinctly unique member of the human family. This is not rocket science; it is reality.
To deny it is to admit that one has chosen ignorance based on a reckless desire to ignore what is clearly provable by reason and logic.
Come on man! Human embryos are people!