I grew up in a very republican home, but always have had the feelings of freedom of choice in regards to abortion for as long as I can remember having an opinion about it. I was driving to work one day when I saw a bumber sticker that said:
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish” – Mother Teresa
That really made me think. It really is a selfish choice that women were making to have abortions. Not all of course, but it really got me thinking about abortion.
I don't know how they say it's not a life that you're taking. At 4 to 10 weeks - organs are developing - that is alive. If it wasn't alive it wouldn't be "growing".
At this point, the blastocyst, or developing embryo, is looking for a spot to implant in the uterus. Early formation of the central nervous system, backbone, and spinal column has begun. The gastrointestinal system has also begun to develop with the kidneys, liver, and intestines forming. The heart has begun to form.