Monday, August 18, 2008

When Does Human Life Begin?

Posted by James Grant

From First Things:

Dr. Hymie Gordon (Mayo Clinic): “By all criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception.”

Dr. Micheline Matthews-Roth (Harvard University Medical School): “It is scientifically correct to say that an individual human life begins at conception.”

Dr. Alfred Bongioanni (University of Pennsylvania): “I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception.”

Dr. Jerome LeJeune, “the Father of Modern Genetics” (University of Descartes, Paris): “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 experimental evidence.”

Rick Warren: At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?
Sen. Barack Obama: "Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."

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3 comments:

Lilly said...

No doubt, babies are a glorious thing, but not for all people. There are just some people in this world that would be horrible parents and may create a child- and still do things like drink and do drugs.
I feel that all Obama is advocating is a women's right to choose- and when you look at it like that, it changes a little.
I do understand that a life is a life- but if the baby is born with AIDS, or inherit their mothers drug problem (not really sure how that all works)- is it worth that baby suffering when it's born and dying anyway (in some cases)?

I don't know- this issue is complex- obviously.

just wanted to stick up for Obama- and my personal beliefs I suppose.

Tricia said...

I will live my life scared to death if Obama is elected. Hes way to extream, and a baby, there is a right to choose, but this man approves of abortion up to birth..and thats really scary.

Terri said...

That guy just drives me crazy. I don't think this is a complex issue at all. It seems pretty self-explanatory to me; a life if a life right from conception.

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