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Abortion is pro choice and women all over the United States are struggling and coping to make the critical decision The genesis of a new human life begins when the egg with 23 chromosomes joins with a sperm with 23 chromosomes and creates a fertilized cell called a zygote with 46 chromosomes The single cell zygote contains the entire DNA necessary to grow into an independent conscious human beingBut being alive does not give the zygote full human rights- including the right not to be aborted during its gestation A single-cell ameba also coverts nutrients and oxygen into biological energy that causes its cells to divide multiply and grow It shares everything in common with a human zygote except it is not a potential person It is just as alive as the zygote but we would never defend its human rights based solely on that factAll of the arguments boil down to three specific questions that focus on the pro-choice of the practice First is it a person Second does it have human rights Finally is it murderIs it a person Interesting question Websters Dictionary defines being an individual or existing as an individual whole as a person Therefore I must say NO But it is a potential person For example a simple hair follicle is just as human as a single-cell zygote and that unique DNA doesnt make the difference since two twins are not one person Therefore something else must occur to make one human being different from another The defining mark between something that is human and someone who is a person is consciousness It is the self-awareness quality of consciousness that makes us different from others The problem is that consciousness doesnt occur until months after a baby is born Does it have human rights Yes and no A potential person must always be given full human rights unless otherwise destroyed by his or her doing If a fetus comes to
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