Are embryos human beings?

Embryos are no different in their fundamental humanity from a 5-month fetus in the womb, a 5 year-old girl, or a 50-year old man.  At every stage of development, human beings (whether zygote, blastocyst, embryo, fetus, infant, adolescent, or adult) retain their basic human identity as they grow through their successive stages.  Despite their unfamiliar appearance, embryos are very young humans.

Each of our lives began on day one as one single cell human zygote.  From that point on, we simply grew and developed.  As we grew bigger, we did not increase in significance.  We are just as special, and our right to life is just as sacred, now as when we were just one tiny cell smaller than a pinhead.

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