Wendy Davis: Notion That Human Life Begins at Conception is “Absurd”

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 28, 2017   |   11:50AM   |   Washington, DC

Texas abortion activist Wendy Davis was back on the road this week advocating for abortion and the nation’s largest provider of it, Planned Parenthood.

Davis stopped in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday to speak at a fundraiser/celebration for the abortion chain’s 100th anniversary, the Post and Courier reports.

Davis is a former Texas state Senator who rose to the national spotlight several years ago when she filibustered a Texas pro-life law that banned late-term abortions and required abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards. After a failed attempt to run for Texas governor, Davis has been active in the pro-abortion movement.

On Thursday in Charleston, Davis blasted a new bill in the state that would recognize unborn babies as human beings from the moment of conception.

Here’s more from the report:

Most recently, an anti-abortion measure advanced in the South Carolina legislature Wednesday that defines life as beginning at the moment of conception. Davis characterized such legislation as “absurd” and attributed the bill to “politicians who believe that thumping their chest … is something that they’re rewarded for when they run for re-election.”

She also criticized President Donald Trump’s administration for its pro-life policies and urged people to do everything they can to support Planned Parenthood.

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“It’s the storming of capitols all over the country, it’s the phone calls, it’s the marches, the protests, the speaking up, the standing up, the fighting back,” Davis said. “All of that is necessary to the continued vibrancy of the work that Planned Parenthood does.”

What Planned Parenthood does is destroy unique, individual human lives while they are in their mother’s wombs.

Numerous scientific textbooks, experts and researchers point to the moment of conception as the beginning of a new human being’s life, complete with his or her own DNA.

For example, the textbook “The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology” states, “Human life begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm (spermatozoo developmentn) unites with a female gamete or oocyte (ovum) to form a single cell called a zygote.”

And every year, Planned Parenthood aborts more than 300,000 of these unborn babies’ lives, while receiving hundreds of millions of our tax dollars.

Wanting to protect human lives from the moment they begin is not absurd. It is based on scientific fact and a values system that views every human life as valuable.