Kathy Ireland takes a stand against pro-choiceApril 28th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): While most Hollywood stars strongly advocate a woman’s right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy or not, former model Kathy Ireland has decided to make a stand against it.
Ireland, 46, has decided to take a stand against pro-choice, and she has also elaborated on the reasons why she is so against a woman terminating a pregnancy.
“My entire life I was pro-choice - who was I to tell another woman what she could or couldn’t do with her body? But when I was 18, I became a Christian and I dove into the medical books, I dove into science,” Fox News quoted her as saying while promoting her insightful new book “Real Solutions for Busy Mom: Your Guide to Success and Sanity”.
“What I read was astounding and I learned that at the moment of conception a new life comes into being.
“The complete genetic blueprint is there, the DNA is determined, the blood type is determined, the sex is determined, the unique set of fingerprints that nobody has had or ever will have is already there.
“I called Planned Parenthood and begged them to give me their best argument and all they could come up with that it is really just a clump of cells and if you get it early enough it doesn’t even look like a baby.
“Well, we’re all clumps of cells and the unborn does not look like a baby the same way the baby does not look like a teenager, a teenager does not look like a senior citizen.
“That unborn baby looks exactly the way human beings are supposed to look at that stage of development. It doesn’t suddenly become a human being at a certain point in time,” Ireland argued.
“I’ve also asked leading scientists across our country to please show me some shred of evidence that the unborn is not a human being. I didn’t want to be pro-life, but this is not a woman’s rights issue but a human rights issue,” she said.
Ireland also asserted that she believes “no justification is adequate” (for an abortion) unless another the mother’s life is in danger.
“In that instant, your intention is not to kill but to save the life of another. If we’re about to demolish a building we make absolute certain there are no human beings in there before we take a wrecking ball to it, but the unborn doesn’t have a voice so it’s up to us to speak for them,” she said.
“If I see someone abusing a child I am going to stand up against that, and that’s how I feel about abortion. Women are not given all the facts, they’re told it is a harmless procedure and now it has turned into such a political football,” she added. (ANI)
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