I heard a comment in passing the other day that really struck me.
You know how that goes sometimes, where you know some little fact, perhaps even know that little fact for a long time, but then for some reason, perhaps all of a sudden that little fact really means something now?
Exactly what happened to me the other day.
It was this simple – I overheard someone mention that each and every person receives their unique DNA, their unique, fully-encoded definition of every aspect of their physical nature, at a very precise moment … conception.
No sooner, and definitely no later.
You don’t have to have any particular religious, philosophic, political, or any other particular world view to understand this fact. Rather, this is a very easily observable, well-accepted, scientific reality.
After that we begin changing in just about every aspect except this one … this central, well-defined structure which is the very definition of us as a unique person.
This is true for everyone and anyone who has ever been conceived. That’s right conceived, not born.
Why then, can we decide to take that unique individual, that unique person who carries their very own DNA, their own personal definition of who they are, and deny them life?