What Does the Science Say?
When fertilization is complete, the unborn are uncontroversially living members of the species Homo sapiens. They are biologically living humans. But don’t just take our word for it; let’s see what scientists and even some pro-choice people have to say about it. Below you’ll find a series of readings from scientific experts and graphic organizers for helping you uncover the biological truths about the unborn for yourself.
Equipped for Life Academy Instructions:
Your teacher will assign you to read one of the three texts below. While you read, take notes in the graphic organizer that corresponds with your text. You do not need to understand or write down every word! Just find and take notes on the key ideas. Then, you will use your graphic organizer to verbally summarize your text to students who read a different text.
The Science Text (QR code too)
Visit the link above or scan the QR code. Read the entire article entitled “What makes something living?”
The Pro-Choice Text (QR code too)
Visit the link above or scan the QR code. Read the PDF page 17 through half of page 20: the section entitled “Abortion doctors and proponents of abortion rights commonly admit fetuses are human beings.”
The Medical Testimony Text (QR code too)
Visit the link above or scan the QR code. Read the PDF page 7 through the bottom of page 9: the section entitled “IV. The Scientific Question: When Does Human Life Begin”
The Science Text Graphic Organizer
The Pro-Choice Text Graphic Organizer
The Medical Testimony Graphic Organizer