The Emerald’s Trial

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The Absurdity of Abortion

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At the moment of conception, a new life is formed. There is no other point where we can say our life begins. Twenty-three chromosomes from both parents combine to create a unique individual human being and everything about that new person is coded into their DNA from that first cell. “[The zygote], formed by the union of an oocyte and a sperm, is the beginning of a new human being.”

— Keith L. Moore, “Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology”, 7th edition (Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2008) p. 2.



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John Monaco

John Monaco


Doctoral student in theology, seeking the true, good, and beautiful.