Abortion Activist: “I Don’t Care” if Science Says Life Starts at Conception, I Still Support Abortion

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 2, 2016   |   12:08PM   |   Washington, DC

The president of a national pro-abortion group shocked a radio host this week when she admitted that she would still support abortion if science proves that life begins at conception.

Terri O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), was a guest on KIRO Radio host Jason Rantz’s show this week in Seattle, Washington. When Rantz asked O’Neill about abortion and the beginning of life, she replied that no matter what science proves, she still will support abortion.

The news outlet My Northwest reports how the conversation started:

Terry O’Neill initially said this in response to a hypothetical situation: if science determined that life began at conception, would O’Neill still support abortion rights?

I don’t care. Of course, I would support abortion. I fell in love with my four-cell stage (child) and that wasn’t even pregnancy. That was before pregnancy began. And I that was potential life … I understand the concept of potential life. I’m in favor of it. What I’m not in favor of is women dying because adequate reproductive healthcare is withheld from them on religious grounds. That is not pro-life.“Clear something up for me, because if I hear your answer correctly, it seems very extreme,” Rantz said. “Take religion out of it, and we have shown through science that life begins the moment that a fetus is created. This is not the potential for life — that is life. You are saying that you do support abortion. Isn’t that the textbook definition of murder in that case?”

“Take religion out of it and we are not even having this conversation,” O’Neill said, noting that religious motivations are what largely contribute to the abortion debate.

O’Neill continued: “On the beginning of life, I don’t know when life begins. What I do know is that women’s lives are precious. And girls lives are precious. If we don’t support girls’ and women’s access to basic reproductive healthcare, we are harming them and shame on us.”

Contrary to what O’Neill claimed, she was pregnant when her “four-cell stage” child was just an embryo in her womb. A new human life begins at the moment of conception, complete with its own unique DNA, and scientific evidence proves it. Pro-life blogger Sarah Terzo compiled a list of 41 references from medical textbooks that say a unique new human life begins at the moment of conception.

The evidence makes it difficult for abortion activists to publicly deny that life begins at conception. Some pro-abortion activists do admit that life begins at conception, but argue that the unborn child is not a “person” yet.

Follow LifeNews.com on Instagram for pro-life pictures and the latest pro-life news.

In abortion facilities, however, women often are told that their unborn babies are nothing more than blobs of tissue. A former member of the New York City Planned Parenthood board, La Verne Tolbert admitted that they are biased in their abortion counseling. Tolbert said their staff refer to the unborn baby as a “wart, cyst or tissue” and hide the emotional and physical risks of abortion from women. Surveys, undercover investigations and personal accounts add to the evidence that abortion facilities often lie or deceive women about their unborn babies.

An abortion destroys the life of an innocent human being, and abortion activists know it; but they persist in trying to deceive women. They know that the truth about abortion changes minds and, when it does, it cuts into the abortion industry’s profits.