Real truths can’t change
Real truths, including the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, the earth being round, and human life beginning at conception, cannot be changed by committees, boards, enquiries or governments.
Scientists know that at conception, numerous hereditary characteristics of preborn babies are already determined: eye, hair and skin colour, face and body shape, the sex, and certain personality and intelligence qualities.
Many pregnancies are not detected until six weeks after conception. By then the baby's heart has been beating for as long as two weeks and brain waves can be read, as the nervous system has been complete for about two weeks. This new life should consist of progressive stages of growth and development from conception, through birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age and death.
Some mothers, greatly distressed by an unplanned pregnancy, are afraid they will lose boyfriends, husbands, (to be fair – some fathers are not given a say), parents or friends, or that they won't be able to finish their education, get a job they want, etc. Rather than hand them the phone number to get an abortion in Moncton or Halifax, or set up abortionists on our Island, could we not listen to, love and support them through their pregnancies? Are there programs or shelters available to them? Does anyone tell them the truth - that medical technology gives a clear picture of the baby in the womb reacting to pain in the same way a child would? Do they know that abortion, whether by suction curettage, salting out, or a prostaglandin solution results in agonizing pain and a violent death for their baby? I doubt it. Women deserve the truth. All life is precious – theirs included. There is a better way - let's be it.