An Embryo Is Just Cells

7 weeks – the first trimester


“An embryo is a potential human being. It can, granted the woman’s choice, develop into an infant. But what it actually is during the first trimester is a mass of relatively undifferentiated cells that exist as a part of a woman’s body…. The embryo under three months is something far more primitive than a frog or a fish. To compare it to an infant is ludicrous… That tiny growth, that massive protoplasm exists as part of a woman’s body.”

Leonard Peikoff, quoted in Daniel Leone. Abortion: Opposing Viewpoints (San Diego, California: Greenhaven Press) 2002

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One Response to An Embryo Is Just Cells

  1. Jordan Updegrove says:

    Ok so let’s go with tour thoughts on how it is more simple than a frog or other living things. Does this mean that killing innocent animals because of your poor choices is ok? Animal abuse is now perfectly fine and nobody should worry because it’s the mothers choice on weather or not an animal should live.

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