Dec 14 2005
In this month's "Creation" magazine, Alexander Williams writes, "While the demand for abortion grows, so does the scientific case against the arguments often used to support it." While the world may not be ready for these scientific arguments, they cannot be ignored.
Every unborn child defends itself against its mother as the baby's immune system battles the mother's T-cell attack -- a natural occurrence when "foreign" tissue is introduced into a person's body. In a landmark 1998 paper, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, GA, USA, found that the mammalian embryo produces a special enzyme called indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase, or "IDO," which supresses the mother's T-cell reaction and allows pregnancy to proceed.
What is signficant in this research is that, contrary to the proabortion lobby, the baby inside a mother's womb is not part of her body. The baby has a unique genetic makeup -- one that would cause the mother to reject it as "foreign" if it were not for this special enzyme! (http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs2005/1004cm.asp).