EWTN Catholic Q&A
when life begins
Question from Mary on 10-30-2007:

Dear Judie, Just wanted to run this by you. My teenage daughter had a debate on abortion at school. One of the girls said something along the lines that the child doesn't become 'a baby' till around the 2nd or 3rd month. In other words it's just a bunch of cells. A few years ago a student friend of my son wrote an abortion rights article for the school newspaper on the same thing. She said it wasn't a human being until a few months later. And this girl's mom is a registered nurse so I'm assuming she knows different. If a lot of these youth think this way, it's no wonder they think abortion is OK especially in the early stages. After all they're not killing a living human being, right? How do we combat such ignorance? God Bless Mary

Answer by Judie Brown on 10-30-2007:

Dear Mary

The most powerful way to educate is with pictures of the preborn at each of his stages prior to birth, and of course 4-D ultrasound. There is a copy of American Life League's BABY STEPS DVD on You Tube, and perhaps you should take a look, because as we say here aty ALL combatting ignorance begins with telling the truth in love and with patience.

The YOU TUBE location is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1uKCchuIjM

Judie Brown

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