JCCC Honors Journal


The humanity (or lack thereof) of the zygote is one of the most prevalent and fundamental questions in science now. Past the philosophical, moral, ethical and legal objections and implications behind this issue, the question of the humanity of the unborn is at its most fundamental level a scientific one. After all, human beings are simply rational animals, whose reproductive processes we understand now better than ever. This paper will serve as an insight into dealing with the often controversial and politically-charged topic of the unborn from a purely scientific perspective.