If a single living cell was found on some other planet, scientists would exclaim that we have found LIFE elsewhere in the universe.
So why is a single living cell found in the womb of a pregnant woman not considered LIFE?
I’m sick of seeing this. A fertilized egg is alive. So is an unfertilized egg. And a separate sperm cell. But life is not personhood. Embryo’s and fetuses are alive. But they do not have personhood, that is the issue, get it right.
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
- Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor
We have dealt with this asshat-ery before at PCG. Elie Wiesel, who you have correctly identified as a Holocaust survivor, said this when asked specifically about abortion and the raging debate about reproductive health care:
What should be done is to give back the human proportion to the abortion issue, and when we see it as such we may be able to have much more understanding for the woman who chooses it. Women who choose abortion are consistently labeled killers, and I personally have been compared to Hitler and called a great murderer.
A woman who feels she cannot go on, and with pain and despair she decides that she has to give up her child, is this woman a killer? Really really. But look, you cannot let these words hurt you. You have to be strong not to pay any attention because those who do that call you a Hitler and relate it to the Holocaust prove that they do not know what the Holocaust was.
That child is not sad.
That child is not angry.
That child is not wondering what kind of life he could of lived.
That child does not think, “Mother, why did you not love me?
That child is not thinking at all.
The only people it immediately affects, are the parents.
It’s their decision, no one else’s.
Not the government.
And not your God’s.