Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham says he’s often accused of being “anti-science” for rejecting evolution.
But in a new blog post, he says it’s the other side – specifically, pro-choicers – that often are the ones opposing science.
“Do you know who is often anti-science? Those who support abortion,” he wrote on his blog Thursday.
Ham referenced a CNN debate involving political analyst Christine Quinn, a former Democratic politician and a board member of the National Institute for Reproductive Health.
“When a woman gets pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her,” Quinn said. “It's part of her body.”
Quinn is rejecting basic science and biology, Ham said.
“What is it -- a dog, a dolphin, a green bean?” he asked. “It has 100 percent human DNA (with a unique combination of information that came from both father and mother), and humans only produce humans, so the unborn baby can’t be anything other than a human! He or she is an individual.”
Quinn’s argument, Ham said, “completely ignores biology, including genetics.”
“It’s merely her attempt to make the evil of abortion – the murder of children – more palatable,” Ham wrote.
Ham noted that the unborn baby has different DNA, distinct fingerprints, its own nervous system and its own heart.
“A baby is not part of a woman’s body,” Ham wrote. “The baby begins life inside the woman’s body, but that is not the same as being part of the woman’s body. An unborn baby is a unique human being, made in God’s image, with value (Genesis 1:27). Taking that life is murder – no matter how abortion advocates try and frame it.”
Quinn’s statement, like the comments of other pro-choice advocates, is “anti-science,” Ham said.
“They espouse such absurd platitudes to shroud the truth – abortion destroys the life of a human being,” he wrote.
Michael Foust is a freelance writer. Visit his blog, MichaelFoust.com.
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