Opinion: Embryo is not goo

By Tony Sandoval, Ranchos de Taos
Posted 5/30/19

Embryo is not gooIn her letter "Women losing personal rights" (Favor y Contra, May 23, A10), Adele Zimmerman has set herself up as an uninformed, arbitrary moral standard. To characterize the human …

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Opinion: Embryo is not goo

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Embryo is not goo

In her letter "Women losing personal rights" (Favor y Contra, May 23, A10), Adele Zimmerman has set herself up as an uninformed, arbitrary moral standard. To characterize the human embryo as a "tiny blob of goo" only shows her blind ignorance. Almost 50 years since Roe v. Wade, pro-abortion arguments such as these are collapsing under the weight of developing science evidence, which is why states like Georgia and Alabama have recently revisited and amended their laws on abortion.

Science has established that the "zygote" or the first cell that is formed at conception, is composed of unique human DNA with a genetic composition that is different from any other human that has ever existed. That "blob of goo" would have Zimmerman's unique DNA and one could trace it on ancestor.com. At only 22 days after conception, the child's heartbeat is detected on ultrasound. By the end of the eighth week, the child has developed all of his organs and bodily structures.

Despite the scientific evidence, pro-abortionists like to argue that the entity in the womb is still not a "person." That argument has nothing to do with science and everything to do with their own arbitrary values. Their "personal rights" trump all else, even scientific evidence. Perhaps if Ms. Zimmerman were to examine this evidence objectively and take inventory of her conscience she might, as she puts it, "turn into a rational human being."

Tony Sandoval

Ranchos de Taos

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