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Abortion Rights Dr. Jorge Carpizo McGregor: Unborn Babies are Really Chimpanzees

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Posted by Job on March 3, 2008

Unborn Babies are Really Chimpanzees
Posted on March 3, 2008 by pjmiller

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..” Genesis 1:26

It wouldn’t be Monday without at least one crazy story.

From LifeSiteNews: Legal Expert Claims that Unborn Babies are Really Chimpanzees

A former attorney general and human rights commission chairman is claiming that unborn children in the earliest stages of development are not human, and are in fact chimpanzees.

Dr. Jorge Carpizo McGregor claims that “for the topic of abortion, there are very important scientific advances that prove that the DNA of chimpanzees is 99 percent identical to that of a human being. The difference between ourselves and chimpanzees is one percent, this quantity that makes the difference is the central nervous system.”

“Before twelve weeks of gestation, there is no cerebral cortex, that is to say, there is no human being, the cortex is formed around the 25th week. This is a very important piece of information because those who attack abortion say that a human being is being killed and it isn’t true.”

“That’s ridiculous,” said Dr. John Shea, medical advisor to Canada’s Campaign Life Coalition. “This is the most ignorant remark I think the man could possibly make. He must be totally ignorant of science.” Dr. Shea was shocked to hear that a prominent attorney was claiming that the only difference between a chimpanzee and a human being was in the nervous system. “That’s so ignorant that I don’t know where to begin,” he told LifeSiteNews.

“The organism is different in every single way” he said, and added that “a person is different in a trillion different biochemical ways. It’s ludicrous, ludicrous. It’s on it’s face, ridiculous.” In reality, the nervous system begins to form well before the 25th week. During the first four weeks, the neural tube begins to form, which is the beginning of the central nervous system. During the fifth week, the brain begins to grow.

Carpizo, who is a former attorney general of Mexico and former head of Mexico’s human rights commission, has acted as a legal advisor to the government of Mexico City, which is defending its recent legalization of abortion before the nation’s Supreme Court. The current head of the National Human Rights Commission is one of the parties disputing Mexico City’s law. A decision on the matter is expected within days.

Carpizo is planning on putting forth his ideas in a new book, which he will introduce in March, called “Human Rights: Abortion and Euthanisia”

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Written by dawkinswatch

March 4, 2008 at 2:20 pm

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  1. Well, he’s wrong, but it is true that human beings and chimpanzees are almost exactly the same organism, and that the closer to conception you go, the more similar they are still.

    J. Frantz

    March 5, 2008 at 12:15 am

  2. Wow, what an anti-science view for him to take. He should read embryology textbooks. To deny that the preborn are human beings takes a lot of effort and ignorance. They are human beings at a particular stage, just as toddlers and adolescents are human beings at particular stages.

    BTW, there are 3 billion letters in the human DNA genome, and they are 98.5% similar with chimps. DNA is fantastically complex, and the math yields 45 million differences. The bias always creeps in, though, because it fits with their worldview to say “98.5% similar” instead of “45 million differences.”

    I forget the %’s but our DNA has a high correlation with bananas and fruit flies as well.

    And a mix of 99/1 of water / cyanide is 99% similar to pure water, but I wouldn’t want to drink it.


    March 5, 2008 at 2:59 am

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  4. EEEEEEK EEEEEEK OOOOO OOO HOOOO EEEEK! Ahhh, I feel better now. Some of us still are chimps.


    June 24, 2008 at 4:27 pm

  5. When it comes to abortion, we aren’t human until half way thru gestation. however, when it comes to stem cell research, we are human from conception. It must be nice to have it both ways.


    June 25, 2008 at 3:49 am

  6. Sperm are human people… okay, they only have half the genes. But the zygote have the full pair. That isn’t the subject of the debate though.

    Samuel Skinner

    July 1, 2008 at 2:39 am

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