Skip to comments.DOJ to Supreme Court: Killing Human Embryo in Womb is Not Abortion
Posted on 03/23/2014 8:19:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The U.S. Justice Department is telling the Supreme Court that killing a human embryo by preventing the embryo from implanting in his or her mothers uterus is not an abortion and, thus, drugs that kill embryos this way are not abortion-inducing drugs.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. The crux of the administrations argument in this case is that when Christians form a corporation they give up the right to freely exercise their religionn.b. live according to their Christian beliefsin the way they run their business.
It is in the context of this case, that the administration is making its argument that killing an embryo seeking to implant in his or her mothers womb is not an abortion.
The dispute involves a regulation that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued under the Affordable Care Act. This regulation says that virtually all health insurance plans must cover, without any fees or co-pay, all FDA-approved contraceptives.
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The WHAT department?
“when Christians form a corporation they give up the right to freely exercise their religion”
Sounds totally like something the Founders would say!
Actually sounds more like Mussolini
There was a time I’d have had faith in SCOTUS for a rational decision. That thinking went out the window a few years ago.
In exactly the same way, violently attacking white people out of hatred is not a hate crime.
when Christians form a corporation they give up the right to freely exercise their religion
when liberals form a party they give up the right to freely exercise their religion
Dick Holder makes it up as he goes along.
Preventing a ball of about 150 undifferentiated cells from implanting really is not the same as abortion. That tiny ball of cells, or blastocyst, has no organs, no brain tissue that would make it aware or able to feel. Most blastocysts do not implant anyway.
On the other hand, abortion is the deliberate killing of an embryo that is perfectly capable of feeling the pain of being killed. The brain begins to form in week 3 when the neural tube forms; by 5 weeks, it has taken on its role as master controller of the body and processes information about its environment.
The court was actually using science to make its decision.
No, it’s murder.
That’s not scientific. One cannot determine if a human spirit resides in a blastocyst or not by scientific methods, so to assume something based on a set of observations (no circulatory or central nervous systems have formed yet, but will, for example) is also not scientific.
No, it is murder.
the just-us dept
then how do muslims get exceptions for their religious beliefs?
if it’s not abortion then we don’t have to fund it. we can also cut that money out of planned parentgood’s federal take, too.
I do not consider what a pre-implantation blastocyst *might* become at some point in the future—I only consider its present characteristics. A person really only exists within a functional brain; without a living brain, there simply is no person.
Science does not and cannot answer questions of the soul. I would say that the Bible does not truly answer that, either. There was a time when the soul was considered to appear at the time of quickening—about 3 to 5 months into pregnancy, when the mother feels movement for the first time. And we now know that the embryo moves long before the mother feels it. You could just as well deem birth the point at which the soul appears, and justify it biblically.
That’s not scientific either. That’s personal prejudice. All science can do is observe, not confirm biases whether personal or political. “I don’t know” are the three most honest words in science.
pathetic (and Satanic) ...super pathetic....
(and we’re paying for this rot?)