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  • abortion
  • To deny a truth [about when life begins] should not be made a basis for legalizing abortion. (clinicquotes.com)
  • This is the context for considering the ethics of abortion, which Old Testament Judaism always forbade: life is a gift of God. (cbhd.org)
  • Surprisingly, however, even some leaders among professedly Christian organizations may condone "safe abortion" where it is "legal" despite the fact that abortion destroys human life. (cbhd.org)
  • The so-called ''point of viability'' of a fetus has not changed significantly since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling making abortion legal, the scientists said in a friend-of-the court brief. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Anti-abortion advocates crafted Initiative 26, which defines personhood as 'every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof. (cnn.com)
  • We determine a human being by chromosome, so although they (abortion rights supporters) have all sorts of word games. (cnn.com)
  • This issue in and of itself is controversial to those who advocate abortion, for they view these tiny, pre-born humans as a mere "clump of cells" with no legal rights. (studentsforlife.org)
  • Scientifically, pro-abortion advocates cannot deny that a fetus (which is a Latin word for "young one") conceived by two humans is anything other than a human. (studentsforlife.org)
  • Now, pro-abortion advocates have been contorting these simple points for decades in order to sway Americans from adhering to pro-life principles. (studentsforlife.org)
  • Pro-abortion activists have been trying to convince Americans that laws like the Mississippi Amendment would outlaw hormonal contraception because it can destroy a "fertilized egg," not a human being. (studentsforlife.org)
  • The science of abortion: When does life begin? (liveaction.org)
  • Abortion is a life and death issue, and is a painful topic for many women who have come to regret a decision they made early in life, a decision often made under stress: stress due to outside pressures, stress due to fear of the future, and stress dealing with a problem to which there seem to be no easy answers. (tomorrowsworld.org)
  • Yet, abortion remains highly disputed in many countries in spite of laws making it legal to end the life of an unborn child. (tomorrowsworld.org)
  • Under the light of these considerations our duty is to search for the exact time of ensoulment, in order to prevent us from terminating the lives of actual "human persons," namely by abortion or embryo research. (fountainmagazine.com)
  • This raises the same ethical questions and conflicts that are often heard when the ethics of abortion are discussed: Most people in the pro-life movement regard an embryo to be a full human person with a soul. (fountainmagazine.com)
  • When I testified against the legalization of abortion in Missouri in 1967, I presented arguments about identification of the person beginning with color of skin and eyes, fingerprints, chromosomes, DNA, etc. (lifeissues.net)
  • As philosopher Christopher Kaczor points out in his book The Ethics of Abortion , once we ask the question if all human beings are persons we already philosophically entertain the premise on which the question is based. (blogspot.com)
  • After all, abortion-choice supporters typically pick out what they consider value-making properties - for example, rationality, having a self-concept, sentience, or organized cortical brain activity (as in the case of Boonin) - that they justify concluding that a being lacking one or all of them does not have a right to life. (blogspot.com)
  • zygote
  • b) A human embryo or fetus is formed from a fertilized egg -- the egg coming from an inside source, being formed in the ovary of the mother from where it moves into the oviduct where it may be fertilized to form the zygote -- the first cell of the new human being. (l4l.org)
  • A human zygote, embryo, fetus - all stages of pre-born life - align with the very definition of the word "life," which is: "The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, & continual change preceding death. (studentsforlife.org)
  • For reference, a zygote is the first stage of a human embryo. (liveaction.org)
  • Growth - As explained in the textbook Essentials of Human Development: A Life-Span View , "the zygote grows rapidly through cell division. (liveaction.org)
  • For example, a 2005 paper in the journal Human Reproduction Update notes that a compound called platelet-activating factor "acts upon the zygote" by stimulating "metabolism," "cell-cycle progression," and "viability. (liveaction.org)
  • In accord with the facts above, the textbook Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects directly states: "The zygote and early embryo are living human organisms. (liveaction.org)
  • The 1 cell fertilized egg, also known as the zygote, has the power to form all types of human cells including extraembryonic tissues that even embryonic stem cells and iPS cells cannot form. (ipscell.com)
  • This first argument does nothing to defeat the position that nascent human life, even as a zygote, is a full member of the human family. (blogspot.com)
  • somatic cell nuc
  • In this type of cloning, known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) the nucleus is removed from an egg, (donated by any female) and the subject's own DNA is then fused with the egg to "fertilize" or jump start it into life. (lifeissues.net)
  • Known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, this process is highly controversial due to both medical and ethical concerns and is illegal in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, where any research involving human cloning is prohibited. (wdxcyber.com)
  • The Massachusetts Legislature in 2005 actually legalized human cloning (calling it somatic cell nuclear transfer ) for embryonic stem-cell research. (thebostonpilot.com)
  • organism
  • b) A human embryo or fetus is an organism of one species ( Homo sapiens ) living in the uterine cavity of an organism of the same species ( Homo sapiens ) and deriving its nourishment from the mother (is metabolically dependent on the mother). (l4l.org)
  • a) A parasite is an organism that, once it invades the definitive host, will usually remain with host for life (as long as it or the host survives). (l4l.org)
  • The idea being entertained is that a being can be a living human organism and yet lack certain capacities that would make that organism a person. (blogspot.com)
  • Before we discuss when the life of an individual human organism begins it is important for you to know that Senator Rubio and the rest of THEM want to force mentally ill 12 year old women raped by their predatory fathers to have babies. (blogspot.com)
  • Rubio's
  • His newest offering in Forbes criticizing Senator Marco Rubio's arguments about when human life begins during a television interview with CNN TV personality Chris Cuomo is a disappointing exception to that rule. (blogspot.com)
  • genetically distinct
  • In previous work, the team had identified a type of bacterium that infects some members of the archaea - a different type of single-celled life that is genetically distinct from bacteria, but similar in its lack of a true cell nucleus and other complex cell machinery. (newscientist.com)
  • Physicians
  • WASHINGTON - A group of distinguished scientists and physicians, including 11 Nobel Prize winners, told the Supreme Court Friday that - despite medical advances - a fetus cannot survive outside its mother's womb before it is 24 weeks old. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Even though well meaning pro-life physicians and scientists succumbed to the influences of higher authorities within the scientific world, 'what is true is always true even if nobody is accepting it, and what is false is always false even if the whole scientific community promotes it as accurate. (lifeissues.net)
  • unborn child
  • Nathanson later stated, 'Modern technologies have convinced us that beyond question the unborn child is simply another human being, another member of the human community, indistinguishable in every way from any of us. (crunchyroll.com)
  • One would think, based on media reports, that the overwhelming majority believe it is morally okay to end the life of an unborn child. (tomorrowsworld.org)
  • detection
  • The parasite, which appears to make its host more harmful to humans, evaded our detection until now because it is difficult to grow and study in the laboratory . (newscientist.com)
  • influences
  • In no way is faith, a factor that influences the ideas and theories supported by scientists. (123helpme.com)
  • C&EN associate editor Sarah Everts notes in the article that the astonishing diversity of microbes inhabiting every inch of the skin and parts of the interior profoundly influences your quality of life mostly for good from cradle to grave. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Science
  • Just the Science: When does human life begin? (crunchyroll.com)
  • It also appears in "The Position of Modern Science on the Beginning of Human Life," by Scientists for Life. (l4l.org)
  • It's time we begin speaking about it, and that was my intent in being able to organize these two conferences -- that we begin to speak through the veil of science about the fact that there's more than one partner in this,' Thorn explains. (freerepublic.com)
  • Unfortunately nature and science are messy and defy attempts to create human categories. (cnn.com)
  • One of the most controversial topics in modern bioethics, science, and philosophy is to try to pinpoint the beginning of an individual human life. (fountainmagazine.com)
  • On the other hand, the ideas of creation science is derived from the conviction of most Abrahemic religions that God created the universe-including humans and other living things-all at once in the relatively recent past. (123helpme.com)
  • Well, I can't even begin to explain how disappointed I am in AAAS and Science Magazine over their actions recently. (blogspot.com)
  • In a paper published in the Sept. 17 issue of the journal Science, Caleb Finch and Eileen Crimmins firmly link this gradual yet steady increase in human life span to lower childhood rates of exposure to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. (bio-medicine.org)
  • uterine
  • b) A human embryo or fetus developing in the uterine cavity does not usually cause harm to the mother, although it may if proper nutrition and care is not maintained by the mother. (l4l.org)
  • b) A human embryo or fetus makes direct contact with the uterine lining of the mother for only a short period of time. (l4l.org)
  • Pregnancy begins when the embryo is implanted on the uterine wall, he said. (cnn.com)
  • controversial
  • Mississippi residents vote Tuesday on a controversial ballot initiative that seeks to define a fertilized human egg as a person with full legal rights. (cnn.com)
  • belief
  • I am asking you to be one of those who communicates your passionate belief that Lauren's life is sacred and deserves to be protected from those who would order her death. (freerepublic.com)
  • From this tortuous reasoning has come the belief by some that not even a human life is present prior to 14 days. (lifeissues.net)
  • advocates
  • Sherley s assessment has been echoed in recent pleas from pro-life advocates, the nation s Catholic bishops and President George W. Bush. (thebostonpilot.com)
  • point
  • Out of the 650 votes polled in, only 22.7pct of voters selected fertilisation as the point when human life begins. (typepad.com)
  • But it is nearly impossible to pick out at what precise point in a being's existence it acquires the correct trait, for example, when it becomes rational enough or has a sufficient amount of organized cortical brain activity to warrant a right to life. (blogspot.com)
  • However
  • However, the amendment has proposed that fertilisation is not only when human life begins, but also that this is when someone becomes a person, deserving the same legal rights and protection under the American Constitution as any baby, child or adult citizen. (typepad.com)
  • However, when going forward, we must begin with creation by God who creates from nothing. (lifeissues.net)
  • proteins
  • It has just 700 genes and is the first bacterial strain identified that cannot make its own amino acids - the building blocks for the proteins essential to life - but depends instead on a supply from its host. (newscientist.com)
  • textbook
  • This is the new edition of what is now the leading textbook in conservation psychology, the field that explores connections between the study of human behavior and the achievement of conservation goals. (wiley.com)
  • fact
  • The fact is that no human embryologist has ever been invited to testify before any Presidential Council or Commission. (lifeissues.net)
  • In spite of the fact that all of these issues have been openly argued and discussed for years, Dr. Caplan hints that political defenders of an inclusive view of human value either have not thought about this or are purposely not mentioning it. (blogspot.com)
  • medical
  • But the Nobel laureates' brief, which was signed by 156 other scientists and medical experts, said that there have not been great advances substantially improving the survival chances of very young fetuses. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Medical views: When does human life begin? (cnn.com)
  • Commenting on these failures, Dr. Brigid Hogman, professor of cell biology at Vanderbilt Medical Center stated, "It (human cloning) would be morally indefensible. (lifeissues.net)
  • view
  • When in your view does a fertilized egg become a human being? (ipscell.com)
  • My view is that these are very personal questions, but as both just a person and a scientist my feeling is that a fertilized egg is not a person or a human being. (ipscell.com)
  • person
  • Therefore, his reasoning was that because the "individual" was not present, ergo, the human being, or as he put it, the "person" was not present. (lifeissues.net)
  • It does not matter if these human "clumps of cells" are an embryo, toddler, adolescent, adult, or an elderly person. (studentsforlife.org)
  • After that Prof Irving and whoever else can do everything to protect and defend the life of the person. (lifeissues.net)
  • And when they say it is a person, I will be right there defending and protecting the life of that person -- with them. (lifeissues.net)
  • Kaczor, Francis Beckwith, Patrick Lee, and J.P. Moreland), but one of the principle problems with performance accounts of human value is who gets to decide what capacities or traits are necessary to be considered a person. (blogspot.com)