Stephanie Gray wrote a brilliant article recently at LifeSiteNews in which she started off with a question most of us can probably relate to:
Have you ever heard someone who supports abortion claim, â€œNo one knows when life beginsâ€? The funny thing is, these very individuals actually do claim to know when it begins. If they ban abortion at 3 months, then they are implicitly saying life begins at 3 months. If they ban abortion at 6 months, then they are implicitly saying life begins at 6 months. The question is this: Is where they draw the line based on fact or convenience? Moreover, abortion advocates are making an even greater concession than they realize. Consider the labels â€œ3 monthsâ€ or â€œ6 monthsâ€: these reveal the passage of time, and show that time is being â€œclockedâ€ from a beginning point 3 or 6 months prior. So wherever abortion advocates draw a line, they are unwittingly making this major admission: that life began where they started clocking the passage of time that brought them to 3 or 6 months. So what happened 3 or 6 months prior? Fertilization. And thatâ€™s when life begins.