When Does Human Life
These are FACTS. Do not
bother me with arguments. Nothing changes FACT.
If life was discovered on another planet there are criteria we would refer
to conclusively determine if the claim was accurate. How do scientists
A scientific textbook called “Basics of Biology”
gives five characteristics of living things; these five criteria are
found in all modern elementary scientific textbooks:
things... are highly organized, have an ability to acquire materials
and energy, have an ability to respond to their environment, have an
ability to reproduce, and have an ability to adapt.
According to this life begins at fertilization, when a sperm unites with
an egg. At this point all five things above are true. Non-living things do
not do these things. Even before the mother is aware that she is pregnant,
a distinct, unique life has begun his or her existence inside her.
That life is human. A human being is a member of the species homo
sapiens. Human beings are products of conception, which is when a human
male sperm unites with a human female egg.
"By all the criteria
of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of
Hymie Gordon, Chairman, Department of Genetics at the
“I will neither give a
deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion
to this effect. Similarly, I will not give to a woman an abortive
400 B.C., Greece
(Originator of The Hippocratic Oath)
"To accept the fact
that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into
being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion ... it is plain
The "Father of Modern
Genetics" Dr. Jerome Lejeune, Univ. of Descarte, Paris
Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
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