The Most Basic Human Right

Although developmentally it is well known that a baby has both a heartbeat (21 days) and brainwaves (6 weeks) at the time a legal abortion can be conducted, many US states still deny that children inside the womb are alive, are human, and are entitled to human

Since Roe vs. Wade 40 years ago 55 million innocent human beings have brutality lost their lives to abortion.

This is an extremely serious human rights issue.

We live in a society were innocent people’s most basic human right is violated.

The fight for human rights is a noble one but if we are going to fight for the rights that every human is entitled to, we have to begin with the most basic right of all- the right to live one’s life.

So far too much energy has been placed on fighting human rights that relate to one’s later years.

Although these rights have benefited and do benefit those who have been given the opportunity to live life, these rights are worthless to the millions of humans whose right to life was eliminated by abortion.

If we are to honestly defend people’s human rights we must examine this debate again.

To see a baby’s development between weeks 1-25 (the time range of legal abortion in the US) click on the links below:


This article was originally published at Turtle Bay and Beyond


Maria Kaufmann, who wrote this originally for Turtle Bay and Beyond, a blog covering international law, policy and institutions. It is sponsored by C-Fam, a non-partisan, non-profit research institute dedicated to reestablishing a proper understanding of international law, protecting national sovereignty and the dignity of the human person. You can visit Turtle Bay and Beyond at

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