Nice Try, Bill Nye.
”Anti-abortion is sexist”? Half aborted babies are female.
Since you sound like a feminist and like to get on their side, why don’t you worry about post-abortive girls as young as 13 who are forced to abort? You’re not a female so how can you proclaim there are no lingering psychological after effects? That’s sexist!
He argues that women, and women alone, should decide what to do with their bodies — not old, white men who are mostly out of touch with the psychological and physical trauma that could come with being forced to carry an unwanted child.
But the most notable ignorance, arguably, is the presumption that life begins at conception.
But embryos and fetuses aren’t people. They don’t have rights. They aren’t Americans yet. They’re just balls of DNA and protein.
In fact, many scientists agree that human life doesn’t actually begin until about 24 weeks after fertilization, when our brains start producing wave patterns specific to humans, Scott Gilbert, a developmental biologist at Swarthmore College who wrote the quintessential
Rather than real science or reason, Jewish belief is the overriding premise about the inhumanity of the fetus in the Bill Nye article.
- Jewish belief: the fetus is not human until it is born.
In that same article are quotes by “Scott Gilbert, an internationally recognized Jewish professor of biology at Swarthmore College. His controversial statements, made at a November 2007 Vatican conference, titled ‘Ontogeny and Human Life,’ about embryos, and his stand about when they become human beings, created an uproar that continues to resonate on both sides of the issue, in worlds both secular and sacred. “Jewish Biologist, Vatican View on Embryos?”