This is the question that is at the very heart of the abortion debate.
Science has proven that a male’s sperm contains both blood and oxygen. When a male’s sperm is joined with a female’s egg there is a single, unique, cell made. This one cell contains its own complete and unique DNA. (Therefore, it cannot be a part of the woman’s body, because it has its own DNA. Every part of a person’s body has the same DNA as every other part. Your foot cannot have a different DNA than your hand.) Then this one cell quickly becomes two cells joined together and the two become 4 etc. These cells continue to multiply and grow on their own from the information contained in the DNA. So you have an organism that contains human blood, its own human DNA, and oxygen. Also this organism is growing and developing. This would show that it is alive (because its growing and developing on its own), it is human (because its DNA is human), and it is not a part of the mother’s body (because it has its own DNA).
In addition, as this new human being continues to grow and develop it must receive additional oxygen and nourishment outside of itself to stay alive. Just like you and I do. In order to stay alive we must ingest food and receive oxygen. A pre-born child receives this nourishment and oxygen from its mother by attaching itself to the wall of the mother’s uterus (womb). So a pre-born child needs the same two fundamental things that we need in order to stay alive, they just simply receive them differently.
A pre-born child may look different and live different than us who have already been born, but that does not make him or her any less human.
The Bible says in Genesis 9:4-7 “But the flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.”
Deuteronomy 27:25a “Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person.”
Ezekiel 16:38a “And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged;”
The Bible says that the blood is the life, and that God’s judgment will fall on those who shed innocent blood. Also that the government is supposed too punish those who shed innocent blood.
According to science and the Bible abortion murders pre-born children. Therefore abortion must be made illegal with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the “Health of the mother”, or God’s judgment will fall on us as a nation.
When it comes to the life of the mother everything needs to be done to try to save both the mother and child if at all possible.
In the case of a tubule pregnancy, more research needs to be done to learn how to save these children. Would it be possible to transplant the child into the womb, or could they work to figure out a way to let the child grow and develop outside of the womb if need be? Unfortunately though this kind of research is very slow in forthcoming, because abortion is legal.
In addition, there have been some reports of some babies surviving after a tube ruptures, because they were able to attach themselves to one of their mother’s organs.
In every situation everything possible needs to be done to save both the mother and child.