She isn’t mere tissue

But abortion practitioners offer chemical abortions as late as 11 weeks’ gestation. That’s long after an unborn child has a heartbeat. It’s well after she has detectable brain waves. It’s after organs and major body systems have formed and the child looks recognizably human.

The most important biological fact, though, is that the unborn child—not just at 11 weeks, but since coming into existence at fertilization or conception—is a distinct and living member of the species Homo sapiens. She isn’t mere tissue. She is, rather, a whole organism developing herself through the different stages of her life as a human being.

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