The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 25, 2012

Your View: Unborn baby is more than a collection of cells

By Jim Tessien, Mankato

— A reminder about life and voting for candidates in this election. Eighteen days after conception the baby has a heartbeat. Then fingers, toes, eyes, ears and mouth.

Don't be fooled if someone tells you it's just a bunch of cells. They are not truthful. This is a living human baby with a beating heart. If you stop a beating heart it is not a choice. It's murder.

Adoption may stop you from a lifetime of guilt and remorse.

Think about a sonogram. This would firmly convince you that it's a real live baby.

Planned Parenthood fights against sonograms, and that tells you everything.

Please, a life is at stake.