Beginning of Human Life: The point at which religious ensoulment or PERSONHOOD is considered to begin.Personhood: The state or condition of being a human individual accorded moral and/or legal rights. Criteria to be used to determine this status are subject to debate, and range from the requirement of simply being a human organism to such requirements as that the individual be self-aware and capable of rational thought and moral agency.Judaism: The religion of the Jews characterized by belief in one God and in the mission of the Jews to teach the Fatherhood of God as revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures. (Webster, 3d ed)Dentist's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice in dentistry related to diagnosis and treatment.Life: The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter, manifested by growth, metabolism, reproduction, and adaptation. It includes the course of existence, the sum of experiences, the mode of existing, or the fact of being. Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology, forensic medicine, anthropology, etc., in creative as well as scientific literature. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)Value of Life: The intrinsic moral worth ascribed to a living being. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Bioethical Issues: Clusters of topics that fall within the domain of BIOETHICS, the field of study concerned with value questions that arise in biomedicine and health care delivery.Human Development: Continuous sequential changes which occur in the physiological and psychological functions during the life-time of an individual.Ethical Theory: A philosophically coherent set of propositions (for example, utilitarianism) which attempts to provide general norms for the guidance and evaluation of moral conduct. (from Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed)Religion and Medicine: The interrelationship of medicine and religion.Philosophy, MedicalLongevity: The normal length of time of an organism's life.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Morals: Standards of conduct that distinguish right from wrong.Ethics, Medical: The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal: Selective abortion of one or more embryos or fetuses in a multiple gestation pregnancy. The usual goal is to improve the outcome for the remaining embryos or fetuses.Antigenic Variation: Change in the surface ANTIGEN of a microorganism. There are two different types. One is a phenomenon, especially associated with INFLUENZA VIRUSES, where they undergo spontaneous variation both as slow antigenic drift and sudden emergence of new strains (antigenic shift). The second type is when certain PARASITES, especially trypanosomes, PLASMODIUM, and BORRELIA, survive the immune response of the host by changing the surface coat (antigen switching). (From Herbert et al., The Dictionary of Immunology, 4th ed)Cloning, Organism: The formation of one or more genetically identical organisms derived by vegetative reproduction from a single cell. The source nuclear material can be embryo-derived, fetus-derived, or taken from an adult somatic cell.Biological Evolution: The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Life Change Events: Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.Fertilization: The fusion of a spermatozoon (SPERMATOZOA) with an OVUM thus resulting in the formation of a ZYGOTE.Human Characteristics: The fundamental dispositions and traits of humans. (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Ovum: A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.Abortion, Induced: Intentional removal of a fetus from the uterus by any of a number of techniques. (POPLINE, 1978)Contraceptives, Oral: Compounds, usually hormonal, taken orally in order to block ovulation and prevent the occurrence of pregnancy. The hormones are generally estrogen or progesterone or both.Folklore: The common orally transmitted traditions, myths, festivals, songs, superstitions, and stories of all peoples.Pleasure: Sensation of enjoyment or gratification.Abortion, Legal: Termination of pregnancy under conditions allowed under local laws. (POPLINE Thesaurus, 1991)MississippiBlogging: Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.Taxes: Governmental levies on property, inheritance, gifts, etc.Bible: The book composed of writings generally accepted by Christians as inspired by God and of divine authority. (Webster, 3d ed)RestaurantsFast Foods: Prepared food that is ready to eat or partially prepared food that has a final preparation time of a few minutes or less.Cyclonic Storms: Non-frontal low-pressure systems over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organized convection and definite pattern of surface wind circulation.New York CityIowaFiresetting Behavior: A compulsion to set fires.Holidays: Days commemorating events. Holidays also include vacation periods.Disasters: Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.GermanyEmbryo, Mammalian: The entity of a developing mammal (MAMMALS), generally from the cleavage of a ZYGOTE to the end of embryonic differentiation of basic structures. For the human embryo, this represents the first two months of intrauterine development preceding the stages of the FETUS.Embryo, Nonmammalian: The developmental entity of a fertilized egg (ZYGOTE) in animal species other than MAMMALS. For chickens, use CHICK EMBRYO.Chick Embryo: The developmental entity of a fertilized chicken egg (ZYGOTE). The developmental process begins about 24 h before the egg is laid at the BLASTODISC, a small whitish spot on the surface of the EGG YOLK. After 21 days of incubation, the embryo is fully developed before hatching.Embryo Implantation: Endometrial implantation of EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN at the BLASTOCYST stage.Parents: Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.Blastocyst: A post-MORULA preimplantation mammalian embryo that develops from a 32-cell stage into a fluid-filled hollow ball of over a hundred cells. A blastocyst has two distinctive tissues. The outer layer of trophoblasts gives rise to extra-embryonic tissues. The inner cell mass gives rise to the embryonic disc and eventual embryo proper.Sociometric Techniques: Methods for quantitatively assessing and measuring interpersonal and group relationships.Fraud: Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.RussiaOsteogenesis, Distraction: Bone lengthening by gradual mechanical distraction. An external fixation device produces the distraction across the bone plate. The technique was originally applied to long bones but in recent years the method has been adapted for use with mandibular implants in maxillofacial surgery.Friends: Persons whom one knows, likes, and trusts.Peer Group: Group composed of associates of same species, approximately the same age, and usually of similar rank or social status.Books

Cloning, killing, and identity. (1/72)

One potentially valuable use of cloning is to provide a source of tissues or organs for transplantation. The most important objection to this use of cloning is that a human clone would be the sort of entity that it would be seriously wrong to kill. I argue that entities of the sort that you and I essentially are do not begin to exist until around the seventh month of fetal gestation. Therefore to kill a clone prior to that would not be to kill someone like you or me but would be only to prevent one of us from existing. And even after one of us begins to exist, the objections to killing it remain comparatively weak until its psychological capacities reach a certain level of maturation. These claims support the permissibility of killing a clone during the early stages of its development in order to use its organs for transplantation.  (+info)

Should we clone human beings? Cloning as a source of tissue for transplantation. (2/72)

The most publicly justifiable application of human cloning, if there is one at all, is to provide self-compatible cells or tissues for medical use, especially transplantation. Some have argued that this raises no new ethical issues above those raised by any form of embryo experimentation. I argue that this research is less morally problematic than other embryo research. Indeed, it is not merely morally permissible but morally required that we employ cloning to produce embryos or fetuses for the sake of providing cells, tissues or even organs for therapy, followed by abortion of the embryo or fetus.  (+info)

Beware! Preimplantation genetic diagnosis may solve some old problems but it also raises new ones. (3/72)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PIGD) goes some way to meeting the clinical, psychological and ethical problems of antenatal testing. We should guard, however, against the assumption that PIGD is the answer to all our problems. It also presents some new problems and leaves some old problems untouched. This paper will provide an overview of how PIGD meets some of the old problems but will concentrate on two new challenges for ethics (and, indeed, law). First we look at whether we should always suppose that it is wrong for a clinician to implant a genetically abnormal zygote. The second concern is particularly important in the UK. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (1990) gives clinicians a statutory obligation to consider the interests of the future children they help to create using in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques. Does this mean that because PIGD is based on IVF techniques the balance of power for determining the best interests of the future child shifts from the mother to the clinician?  (+info)

Equality and selection for existence. (4/72)

It is argued that the policy of excluding from further life some human gametes and pre-embryos as "unfit" for existence is not at odds with a defensible idea of human equality. Such an idea must be compatible with the obvious fact that the "functional" value of humans differs, that their "use" to themselves and others differs. A defensible idea of human equality is instead grounded in the fact that as this functional difference is genetically determined, it is nothing which makes humans deserve or be worthy of being better or worse off. Rather, nobody is worth a better life than anyone else. This idea of equality is, however, not applicable to gametes and pre-embryos, since they are not human beings, but something out of which human beings develop.  (+info)

Human embryonic stem cells and respect for life. (5/72)

The purpose of this essay is to stimulate academic discussion about the ethical justification of using human primordial stem cells for tissue transplantation, cell replacement, and gene therapy. There are intriguing alternatives to using embryos obtained from elective abortions and in vitro fertilisation to reconstitute damaged or dysfunctional human organs. These include the expansion and transplantation of latent adult progenitor cells.  (+info)

Is there a 'new ethics of abortion'? (6/72)

This paper argues that the central issue in the abortion debate has not changed since 1967 when the English parliament enacted the Abortion Act. That central issue concerns the moral status of the human fetus. The debate here is not, it is argued, primarily a moral debate, but rather a metaphysical debate and/or a theological debate--though one with massive moral implications. It concerns the nature and attributes that an entity requires to have "full moral standing" or "moral inviolability" including a "right to life". It concerns the question when, in its development from newly fertilised ovum to unequivocally mature, autonomous morally inviolable person does a human being acquire that nature and those attributes, and thus a "right to life". The paper briefly reviews standard answers to these questions, outlining some problems associated with each. Finally there is a brief discussion of one way in which the abortion debate has changed since 1967--notably in the increasingly vociferous claim, especially from disability rights sectors, that abortion on grounds of fetal abnormality implies contempt for and rejection of disabled people--a claim that is rebutted.  (+info)

Reproductive autonomy and the ethics of abortion. (7/72)

Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in today's world. People tend to turn to the law when trying to decide what is the best possible solution to an unwanted pregnancy. Here the author's views on abortion are discussed from a lawyer's and a woman's point of view. By taking into consideration the rights of the fetus an "antagonistic relationship" between the woman and her unborn child may occur. Therefore, women should have more autonomy in the issue. The article concludes with examples of cases in the United States and Ireland where the rights of the fetus are considered more important than those of the mother because of existing laws. This article suggests that a more inclusive ethics of abortion is required rather than a new ethics of abortion when "translating fetal life into law".  (+info)

The place for individual conscience. (8/72)

From a liberationist, feminist, and Catholic point of view, this article attempts to understand the decision of abortion. People are constantly testing their principles and values against the question of abortion. Advances in technology, the rise of communitarianism and the rejection of individualism, and the commodification of children are factors in the way in which the abortion debate is being constructed in society. The paper offers solutions to end the ugliness of the abortion debate by suggesting that we would be able to progress further on the issue of abortion if we looked for the good in the opposing viewpoint. The article continues with a discussion of Catholics For a Free Choice's position on abortion, and notes firstly that there is no firm position within the Catholic Church on when the fetus becomes a person; secondly that the principle of probablism in Roman Catholicism holds that where the church cannot speak definitively on a matter of fact (in this case, on the personhood of the fetus), the consciences of individual Catholics must be primary and respected, and thirdly that the absolute prohibition on abortion by the church is not infallible. In conclusion, only the woman herself can make the abortion decision.  (+info)

*Human Life Amendment

Some of the proposals define human life as beginning with conception or fertilization. These amendments are sponsored or ... "Human Life Amendments: 1973-2003" (PDF). National Committee for a Human Life Amendment. Archived from the original (PDF) on ... "Texts of Major Human Life Amendments Introduced in Congress" (PDF). National Committee for a Human Life Amendment. Archived ... "Human Life Amendment Highlights: United States Congress (1973-2003)" (PDF). National Committee for a Human Life Amendment. ...

*Rob Woodall

"POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hice bill declares human life begins at fertilization". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 25 December 2017. " ... Woodall co-sponsored the Sanctity of Human Life Act. Woodall has a "B" rating from NORML for his voting history regarding ...

*Language development

... is a process starting early in human life. Infants start without knowing a language, yet by 10 months, ... Some research has shown that the earliest learning begins in utero when the fetus starts to recognize the sounds and speech ... Infants begin to learn the words that form a sentence and within the sentence, the word endings can be interpreted. Elissa ... When children begin to communicate with adults, this motherese speech allows the child the ability to discern the patterns in ...

*Beginning of human personhood

... which a new human life embodies). Answers to the question of when human life begins and when personhood begins have varied ... the following statement regarding the beginning of human life and personhood is provided: Human life must be respected and ... Note: in writing the book, "alpha" was Nathanson's term for any human before birth.] In their book, When Does Human Life Begin ... Beginning of pregnancy controversy Ensoulment Human Human life Fetal rights Abortion debate Philosophical aspects of the ...

*United States pro-choice movement

... the pro-life movement. Within this group many argue that human life begins at conception. Abortion-rights advocates argue that ... "pro-life" terminology with the argument that being pro-choice is pro-life: pro-women's lives. The Associated Press and Reuters ... "pro-life" implies the alternative viewpoint is "pro-death" or "anti-life". Similarly each side's use of the term "rights" (" ... and there is a small pro-life faction within the party, expressed in such groups as Democrats for Life of America. Similarly, ...

*Austin Scott (politician)

He is opposed to abortion and believes that human life begins at conception. Scott has a "D" rating from NORML for his voting ...

*Saint Michael in the Catholic Church

From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession." "Christ is the center of the ... Lives of the Saints, Forgotten Books ISBN 1-60506-312-6 p.372 Starr, Mirabai. Saint Michael: The Archangel, Published by Sounds ... The lives of the fathers, martyrs, and other principal saints, J. Duffy, 1866 p.320 Hilgers, Joseph. "Scapular." The Catholic ... The lives of the fathers, martyrs, and other principal saints, B. Dornin, 1821, p.117 McGrath, Michael. Patrons and Protectors ...

*Stem cell controversy

"Bible teaches that human beings are made in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:27; 9:6) and protectable human life begins at ... "human" than a skin cell. Some parties contend that embryos are not humans, believing that the life of Homo sapiens only begins ... combined with the belief that human life begins when a sperm cell fertilizes an egg cell to form a single cell. The view of ... At what point does one consider life to begin? Is it just to destroy an embryo cell if it has the potential to cure countless ...

*The Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church

"Abortion is the willful taking of innocent human life. Human life begins at conception because there is simply no other point ... From the beginning authority was given to both male and female. In Christ there is neither male nor female, Gentile or Jew, but ... Scripture alone in matters of life, faith, and practice is held to be true rather than the doctrines and traditions of men. ... Synod Bishops are appointed by the Presiding Bishop for life with Board of Advisor approval. All Bishops have five year reviews ...

*A Child Is Born (book)

The images played an important role in debates about abortion and the beginning of human life. Nilsson himself declined to ... Pro-life campaigners perceived and presented the book's images as evidence that a fetus is a well-developed, discrete human ... Nilsson also refused to be drawn on the question of the point at which life begins, describing himself as a journalist and the ... The book and its images have figured in debates about abortion and the beginning of life, and the book is the subject of a ...

*Dan Sullivan (Arkansas politician)

He is pro-life, believes that human life begins with conception, and opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. In contrast, he ...

*Mosaic (genetics)

Somatic mutation leading to mosaicism is prevalent in the beginning and end stages of human life. Somatic mosaics are common in ... incidence and clinical consequences of chromosomal mosaicism in humans". Human Reproduction Update. 20 (4): 571-581. doi: ... In the skin disorder ichthyosis with confetti, normal skin spots appear early in life and increase in number and size over time ... De, S. (2011). "Somatic mosaicism in healthy human tissues". Trends in Genetics. 27 (6): 217-223. doi:10.1016/j.tig.2011.03.002 ...

*Brent Rathgeber

... which says Canada should re-examine when human life begins. Rathgeber blogged in 2012 that voters complained to him about the ...

*Sun Farm

East Spiral, located at the east end of the axis, represents the day, metaphor of the beginning of human life. Sun Axis ... life. Sun Farm was inspired by the holistic model of eastern philosophies / practices and the connection with cosmological ...

*Nina Grewal

... a motion that would have Canada reexamine their definition of when human life begins. * Alan Saldanha withdrew after a ... Grewal is a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Sub-Committee on International Human ...

*Colin Mayes

... which would have Canada reexamine at what point human life begins. He did not run for re-election in 2015 and retired from ...

*Izana

... and so began the cycle of human life again. The rebels became the first humans of the earth and eventually re-covered the earth ... In the beginning there were only humans on earth. These humans had possessed God like powers. The humans continued to grow and ... Because the humans began from rebellious Gods, all humans to follow are corrupt. Those who had reached the highest stage of ... The elder humans decided that the earth could not go on supporting them so they decided to end their race and give birth to ...

*Carlo Maria Martini

Martini's position on the start of a distinct human life during the fertilization of oocytes was rebuked by certain Vatican ... When Does Life Begin? Cardinal Martini Replies Archived 7 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine. 20 May 2006 BBC. Profile: ... The Church must admit its mistakes and begin a radical change, starting from the Pope and the bishops. The pedophilia scandals ... At the beginning of the ceremony, the representative of Pope Benedict, Angelo Cardinal Comastri, vicar general of the Vatican ...

*Kami

... in life. Within Shinto it is believed that the nature of life is sacred, because the kami began human life. Yet people cannot ... The goal of life to Shinto believers is to obtain magokoro, a pure sincere heart, which can only be granted by the kami. As a ... This ritual begins with hand washing, and swallowing and later spitting a small amount of water in front of the shrine to ... In the myths of Amaterasu, for example, she could see the events of the human world, but had to use divination rituals to see ...

*Virginia Society for Human Life

Once fertilization has occurred, a new human life has begun and VSHL is opposed to destroying human life." In 2011, VSHL was ... "Virginia Society for Human Life". opensecrets.org. Retrieved 19 November 2015. "Virginia Society for Human Life - Pro-lifers ... "Virginia Society for Human Life - About Us". vshl.org. Retrieved 19 November 2015. Historic VSHL Pro Life Camp National Right ... In August 2012, VSHL started a pro-life youth camp called Camp Joshua that is part of the Life & Leadership Camps Initiative ...

*Dennis A. Ross

He co-sponsored the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which states that life begins at fertilization. He wants to stop Planned ... Ross is pro-life. He is in favor of banning federal health benefits from covering abortions, as well as any federal money being ... used to fund abortions, the latter unless the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest or if the mother's life is in danger. ...

*Pope Leo I

The most unusual beginning of a truly human life through her was to give birth to Jesus, the Lord and Son of King David. Leo ... Let the gentile take courage in that he is called to life... Let us put off then the old man with his deeds: and having ... 30 September 2017 Lives of the Saints, John J. Crawley & Co., Inc. Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder, Documents of the Christian ... For there is no proper place for sadness, when we keep the birthday of the Life, which destroys the fear of mortality and ...

*Randy Kamp

Stephen Woodworth's private member's bill that would have had Canada reexamine at what time human life begins. Kamp has been ...

*Abortion debate

The Catholic Church believes that human life begins at conception as does the right to life; thus, abortion is considered ... "the distinctively human capacity to initiate a new beginning", which a new human life embodies). In the 1973 US judgment Roe v ... when life begins, and the beginning of human personhood. While the practice of infanticide (as a form of family planning) has ... According to this argument, those who deny that fetuses have a right to life do not value all human life, but instead select ...

*Australian Family Movement

... "dignity and sanctity of all human life, especially at its beginning and at its end". According to the Australian Electoral ...

*Socialist Sunday School

... with the Labour Movement and were concerned with the spiritual and social objective of the human race with regard to daily life ... She started the first Sunday with only one other besides her own two children but twenty years later there were approximately ... Love your schoolfellows, who will be your fellow workmen in life. Love learning, which is the food of the mind; be as grateful ... The earliest use of secular Sunday Schools by the radical movement began in Great Britain in the early 1830s, when adherents of ...
LIFE, DEATH, AND POLITICSA run-down of the abortion debate.Few issues have fostered such controversy as has the topic of abortion. The participants in the abortion debate not only have firmly-fixed beliefs, but each group has a self-designated appellat...
Article: Rethinking the Abortion Debate from a Liberal Christian Perspective - A reexamination of the abortion debate from a liberal yet Christian perspective based on 1.) the compassion I feel for all living beings, 2.) a general conclusion based on what is possible politically to care for potential unwanted infants and thus 3.) an overall feeling of compassion and regard for the misery versus the health of women as well as society.
Although the two main sides of the abortion debate tend to agree that a human fetus is biologically and genetically human (that is, of the human species), they often differ in their view on whether or not a human fetus is, in any of various ways, a person. Pro-life supporters argue that abortion is morally wrong on the basis that a fetus is an innocent human person[57] or because a fetus is a potential life that will, in most cases, develop into a fully functional human being.[58] Others reject this position by drawing a distinction between human being and human person, arguing that while the fetus is innocent and biologically human, it is not a person with a right to life.[59] In support of this distinction, some propose a list of criteria as markers of personhood. For example, Mary Ann Warren suggests consciousness (at least the capacity to feel pain), reasoning, self-motivation, the ability to communicate, and self-awareness.[60] According to Warren, a being need not exhibit all of these ...
The latest state bill in a surge of similar moves by Republican legislators seeks to ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization. Republicans regained majorities in the state Senate and House of Representatives in NovemberâÄôs election and have reignited the abortion debate since session opened in January. Other bills in the House and Senate would limit funding for state-supported health programs used for abortions. Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on Monday to protect innocent lives, she said.
The small-minded people of the abortion debate on Coffee House | Are men not allowed to talk about abortion any more? Ive lost count of the angry comments I…
Alta Charo, a professor of law and ethics, talks with Steve Inskeep about how medical progress has changed the abortion debate over the years.
Ellen, I truly dont understand how Christians can be so-called "pro-choice" on this issue. I get its a complex matter, the whole "where does life begin" debate, etc. But I dont understand how we would leave the decision of life or death of a baby up to another human being, and with no regard to a common, social moral about the matter. We are civilized people, a democracy no less, that get the opportunity to speak to this issue as a whole. This is not Christianity vs. Pagan talk, this is a common basis for morality. Where it likely becomes religious, is in how different people value and view human life. The Peter Singers of the world would simply say there is no different in a baby rabbit than there is in human baby: "A rat is a pig is a dog." This attitude toward life is prevalent, and these are they that, thought they may not be "pro-abortion," they certain dont care too much.. Planned Parenthood receives government funding. They are the largest provider of abortion services. This makes ...
... is a concise and factual website summarizing the latest scientific and medical research proving early embryonic and fetal development. I have been a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist for more than 25 years and have seen many advances in the science of medicine but none more striking and dramatic than our knowledge about early fetal development. Seeing a baby s heartbeat using ultrasound only 4 weeks after conception and hearing the heartbeat of an unborn child with simple Doppler only 7 weeks after conception is verification that there is a human life at this very early gestation. It is now impossible to deny this overwhelming scientific evidence. And it is impossible to refer to a two-month fetus (the most common gestation age for an elective abortion) as a blob of tissue , as is frequently done at abortion clinics, rather than describe it as the fully developed human being that it has already become. I highly endorse and recommend this website to all who ...
Zoey Pulte wears an orange dot on her forehead as she and her mother, Amanda who is opposed to an abortion bill, listen to Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, as she filibusters in an effort to kill the abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) less ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Biebers mom wants to set the record straight: Shes not interested in the political fray on abortion as she promotes Crescendo, a new film she hopes will raise $10 million for centers that help pregnant girls.Pattie Mallette, an unmarried teen herself when she had Bieber, signed on as an executive producer after the film was finished. She said Thursday that she connected personally with the story about a suicide and abortion attempt by Beethovens mother.The
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Bacteria form the most abundant domain of the Prokaryotic kingdom and are among the earliest forms of life on Earth. Notwithstanding their small size and primitive origin, bacteria still have a tremendous impact on everyday human life. Over the centuries, research into bacteria have provided and enriched the fundamental biological knowledge due to their readily measured processes and effects on higher organisms. Although molecular genetics and microbiology were among the scientific fields that have mostly benefited from the discoveries made in bacteria, our current state of knowledge has gone beyond what anyone could have ever imagined. The present Research Topic aims to cover new and exciting broad aspects of the importance of bacteria to human life, both positive and negative influences. Regulation of bacterial gene expression, replication and segregation control mechanisms, cell to cell communication via quorum sensors, and the relatively recent finding of bacterial immunity via CRISPR, have led to
Note: We ran this post in June of 2016. Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday: On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22,...
The murder conviction in Philadelphia of abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell in the deaths of three babies and one of his female patients is likely to
One of the last people seated in the witness box at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's murder trial was a character witness for a co-defendant, and had nothing to do with Gosnell's abortion clinic.
In Floridas legislature, teenagers ears must be protected from talk about sexual health, but there are no comparable concerns about firearms.
This is the sixth week of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the physician charged with five counts of murder in the deaths of a woman and infants at the
ABOUT a month back, a pro-life activist took offence at the conclusion in this newspaper that legislation for the X case had become the bare minimum in terms of the direction of Governm
The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of conception when one living sperm from the father joins with one living ovum from the mother.
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Even the champions of secular individual rights understand that they attribute such rights to a person who somehow deserves a certain dignity.
Anti-aging research is not just a dream of the future. Already, science has increased the average human life span. But what's next?
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We can no longer base our ethics on the idea that human beings are a special form of creation, made in the image of God...Once the religious mumbo-jumbo surrounding the term human has been stripped away, we may continue to see normal members of our species as possessing greater qualities of rationality, self-consciousness, communication and so on than members of any other species, but we will not regard as sacrosanct the life of every member of our species, no matter how limited its capacity for intelligent or even conscious life may be... If we can put aside the obsolete and erroneous notion of the sanctity of all human life, we may start to look at human life as it really is, at the quality of human life that each human being has or can achieve. ...
It is a commonplace of Catholic theology that infants, even in the womb, who are killed from odium fidei, hatred of the faith, may be regarded as having undergone a Baptism of blood. The question we wish to raise is whether it is possible and desirable to regard all aborted children, without exception, as supernaturally included within the embrace of divine redemption, to the point, indeed, that the Church, by a solemn act, could declare publicly their martyr status, and invite their intercession.. A culture of death (John Paul II) is a pattern of assumptions and attitudes, found in both the sensibilities of individual persons and the structures of corporate institutions in civil society, the effect of which is to render parents, doctors and lawmakers insensitive to the sacred dignity of human life - especially unborn human life in its mothers womb. Such life, like all human life, already embodies, through the act of creation, the image of God, but it is a specifying feature of the unborn ...
Op-Ed article by Prof Paul Bloom says people turn to science to ask when life begins in hope that objective answer will settle abortion debate once and for all; says that question is not really about life in biological sense, it is asking about magical moment at which cluster of cells becomes more than mere physical thing; says it is a question about the soul; says qualities of mental life associated with souls are purely corporeal, emerging from biochemical processes in the brain; says moral qualities result from brain processes that emerge gradually in both development and evolution; says there is no moment when soulless body becomes ensouled one, so scientific research cannot provide objective answers to that question; drawing (M)
I was a teen when the 1st abortion debates came on the table/news. And even back then I realized one thing. Also I personally do not see it "right", - I cant have a say about it. Simply because I am a MALE. So for me the whole abortion issue is 100% an issue to be decided by the females. This said, I might have opened a can of worms with this. I think that some issues should be handed by referendums. And some issues should even then be given to be voted on by the members/gender/age-group to who the issue is relevant. Though I cant off hand right now list any other issue for the exception of abortion, - not enough coffee yet - I do strongly support single issue referrendums for the parties concerned only, and the rest of us to simply butt out ...
I read rather widely and this new law has barely gotten any attention.This law will strengthen the informed consent process around prenatal testing. Spread the word - this may be one of the most significant disability rights laws that we have seen in a very long time. It doesnt matter what side of the abortion debate you may be on - this law is a major step forward in providing real support for families and children ...
The earliest signs of genetic mutations in human beings were discovered by scientists recently. Genomes from adult cells showed how embryonic development took place with a difference. Dont Miss the CES 2018 Highlights. Apparently, the two cell development of the human embryo was studied in depth by the researchers. What exactly occurred on a genetic level in embryonic humans remained pretty much a mystery. Yet now we know better due to further in-depth research. The blood samples from 279 human beings were examined. The genome gave proof of 163 mutations. Once these were pinpointed, the researchers used mutations from the first, second and third divisions of the zygote to gauge which part of the adult cells formed from the embryonic cells.. It was ultimately discovered that the first two cells have a different contribution to make to the whole body. One of the cells gives rise to 70% of the adult tissues.. The other one has a minor role and gives rise to 30% of the adult tissues. The role these ...
When does human life begin?. One of the more contentious bioethical and legal issues is about the beginning of human life. Nor is it difficult grasp why, for beyond political rhetoric it is a subject of considerable philosophical and legal debate and raises a number of questions which are profoundly difficult to answer. Biomedicine can roughly differentiate when life becomes viable, that is, at which point a fetus could survive as an infant if a mother gave birth prematurely; it can likewise recognize potential complications either in the development of the fetus or the health of the pregnant woman. Yet other questions are not as easy to answer, precisely because they tend to fall more in the spectrum of philosophy or personal belief: what constitutes a human being? What is a person? Is a potential life accorded the same rights as an actual life? For that matter, are there rights to begin with automatically, or are there criteria that must be met in order to procure rights? In short, questions ...
Two parental experiences in this regard have haunted me recently. First, the experience of Barbara Farlow as expressed in "Misgivings" published in the Hastings Center Report (September/October 2009) and Sam Sansalones story of how he fought to save the life of his daughter, Katya, who was born with Trisomy 13. For more about Sam Sansalones experiences see What Sorts of People and the Advisory Committee of Family to Family Connections at Alberta Childrens Hospital. Sansaloness experiences should cause each and ever person to think long and hard about medical care, medical ethics, and what it means to be human. Sansalones does not mince words: He maintains that "in Canada profoundly disabled kids are routinely-and intentionally-not treated with life saving intervention". Based on his experience, he thinks that when his daughter was born eight years ago "the clear mandate, at least at that time, was that you dont save these disabled childrens lives. You allow them to die-even though the ...
The heated debate about abortion is filled with emotional arguments that usually center on considerations such as sexual morality, religious beliefs, womens
In a time when the abortion industry is facing ever increasing pressure, nothing less than a radical abortion stance will do for PP. #defundPP #prolife #hli
Fertilization creates a person with her own DNA and a developmental process distinct from the mothers-obviously a baby human. See the proof in how quickly…
Life span is the maximum number of years an individual from a given species can live. Learn about the difference between life span and life expectancy.
T. versicolor contains a range of immunologically active polysaccharides. Human pilot studies indicate they might reduce cancer recurrence. Other basic research demonstrated that the mushroom inhibited certain human cancer cell lines in vitro. ...
How long will I live for is a chart and picture graph of male and female life span expectant averages by country and average age to death
We had a wonderful tour of Ireland with CIE Tours International. Everything was very well planned, and our driver, George, was extremely knowledgeable about many things, iincluding the countrys vast history. We stayed in excellent hotels, enjoyed many delicious meals, were entertained by fun music and Irish dancers, saw many sites, some historical, some stunningly beautiful, and enjoyed the company of new friends. Overall, our trip was professionally run, and we thoroughly enjoyed it." ...
Influence of harmful habits on human health. Diseases of the skin, heart and lungs as a result of smoking and alcohol consumption. The main causes of obesity, the benefits of proper nutrition and exercise in the fresh air. Application features diet.
12/14/05: Should the law promote human life, or should it sacrifice human beings and their quality of life on the altar of Gaia ...
Chakra is a part of esoteric medieval era theories about physiology and psychic centers that emerged across Indian traditions. The theory posited that human life simultaneously exists in two parallel dimensions, one "physical body" (sthula sarira) and other "psychological, emotional, mind, non-physical" it called the "subtle body" (suksma sarira). This …. Read More » ...
Article Blending process in everyday life. Liquids mixingprocesses are extensively relates to human life. For example we could meet these processes in the laboratory chaotic advection researches, in oil processing branches, chemical, industrial and e...
Two-hundred years ago the average human life was short, brutal, and lasted for just 37 years. In developed countries the standard of living has improved
A growing number of conservatives see birth control as part of an ailing culture that overemphasizes sex and devalues human life. Is this the beginning of the next culture war?
I am a conservative and very pro life. That being said, I am struggling on this issue. If Plan B is taking of a human life, then I have had women...
Animal lives are just as important as human lives but many people dont realize this and cause much violence in the world. We aim to fix that.
Technology is far more than the product of algorithms, microscopes, test tubes and other apparatus, but the revealing of truths in the service of human life.
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And that movement has led to both a waste of funds that could be used to research the disorder and likely even the loss of real human lives.. "I do not deny that we need to do more about autism," pediatrician and health researcher Aaron Carroll said in the latest episode of his Healthcare Triage web series, where he reviews the history of the controversy, "but it has nothing to do with vaccines." ...
Get the civilians clear!" Will yelled into his com. "Once the area is evacuated, Epps, vector those fighters in. Tell em to just drive them back unless they pose an immediate threat to human life.". There were affirmative responses from both Davies and Epps before the battle controller started relaying instructions to the fighter pilots that were in-bound. He felt his heart beat faster as he checked his weapon and readied himself to hit the ground running.. Sideswipes tires sprayed dirt as the frontliner veered around the final turn, moving to evaluate the situation before throwing himself into the fray. Ironhide cleared the curve, hot on his taillights.. Dust and dirt filled the air as the workers ran in all directions, trying to get out of the path of the Insecticons. Through the grit, Will caught sight off all three of the Insecticons. As before, they seemed to be completely out of control, destroying everything in their path as they advanced.. Before Ironhide even stopped, Davies had ...
The most important and influential discovery was the practice of surgery. With this invention, human life became more sophisticated, humans lived longer, and we obtained knowledge of ourselves sufficient enough to break the boundaries built by ignoranc...
As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls. --M. Cartmill ...
Rocks have a broad range of uses that makes them significantly important to human life. For instance, rocks are used in construction, for manufacturing substances and making medicine and for the...
... to promote the biochemical building blocks in your body. They are the individual components that make up proteins and are essential for human life.
Personhood USA apparently sees itself as the new, hipper, more effective incarnation of the anti-abortion movement. Personhood USA hopes that by establishing the "pre-born, as legal persons with protection under the law" it will end the "injustice of abortion." Its attempt to do this last November through a "personhood" ballot measure in Colorados failed miserably. Nevertheless, Personhood USA, is committed to "working tirelessly to establish personhood in every State." What supporters of this approach dont mention is that if the unborn have legal personhood rights, pregnant women wont. There is really no way around this. As National Advocates for Pregnant Womens video demonstrates, if successful, this strategy will mean that upon become pregnant, women will lose their civil and human rights. As Angela Carder learned it is not just life vs. choice - but life vs. life. Angela Carder, 25 weeks pregnant, was critically ill. More than anything, she wanted to live. A court, however, ordered ...
Some of our supporters have asked whether the Brady Amendment is a personhood amendment. The answer is yes! A personhood measure is any proposal that constitutionally seeks to recognize (without exceptions) that unborn babies are persons deserving of our love and protection by law.. In the infamous 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that:. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the case for abortion, of course, collapses, for the fetus right to life would then be guaranteed.. One need look no further than the section of the Colorado law that deals with homicide to see how central the concept of personhood is: the homicide section is appropriately titled "Offenses Against the Person." The Brady Amendment recognizes that all human beings, not just those who are born, are persons and amends the criminal code to that effect!. The language from the Brady Amendment that makes it a Personhood measure is the following:. Section 2. In the interest of the protection of ...
A pregnant 16-year-old in the Dominican Republic became the center of the abortion debate when she died last Friday amid reports that doctors had delayed administering chemotherapy out of fear that it could terminate her pregnancy and violate the Dominican Republics strict anti-abortion law. But her doctor said it was the wait for test results, not abortion ban, that delayed her treatment.
Not only that, but the president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, stated in his endorsement: "Other states should draw inspiration from the commitment and perseverance of those behind the California Human Rights Amendment. This is not about party affiliation or ideology. This is about recognizing the sanctity of human life and citizens obligation to enact laws to protect it.". Likewise, Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, applauded the California initiative: "Lets start healing this national shame by affirming the personhood of every human being - in law - and start living as if we meant it.". "Even as Dred Scott was considered less than fully human, such is the case for the preborn babies in the womb," said Dr. Alveda King in her endorsement of the CHRA.. Dr. Clenard Childress of BlackGenocide.org pointed out that human personhood is the crux of the nations struggle against racism. "Our prayer is that personhood would be restored to its proper place in ...
The view that a "personhood" law or a "personhood" amendment to a state constitution would outlaw abortion is widespread among the public. Furthermore, pro-abortion proponents, and even a trial court judge, claim that legally defining the word "person" to include every human being from the moment of conception would also outlaw or restrict embryonic stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, birth control, and treatment necessary to save a pregnant womans life. However, the legal recognition of personhood for a zygote, embryo, or fetus would not outlaw abortion, or anything else, just like legal recognition for an adult does not outlaw the death penalty.. The Constitution does not provide an unconditional right to life to any person. Moreover, the Constitution does not even mention a right to life. Consequently, it is important to examine the ways in which life is protected by the Constitution.. To begin, the Constitution contains two provisions that provide absolute protections of life. ...
On 8 September 2011 the Anscombe Bioethics Centre (a Roman Catholic organisation named after the philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe) organised the conference Human Embryo Research: Law, Ethics and Public Policy. This was topical, in a month when it was announced that Europes first clinical trials using human embryonic stem cells to treat Stargardts macular degeneration (an incurable disease causing blindness in youth) would take place in the UK.. Broadly speaking, there are three positions in respect of human embryo research: an absolute prohibition, ascribing the highest moral value of personhood to embryos; a gradualist compromise, ascribing some intermediary special value to embryos; and no prohibition, with the embryo akin to human tissue with no special moral value. Variations in different countries policies depend largely on the way these perspectives clash.. The morning speakers at the conference presented the different conservative legal rationales that form the basis of laws governing ...
Spirituality is not an optional extra in a healthcare system that generally describes itself as holistic. Along with the physical, the patients need for psychological, spiritual, and emotional care form a quadrilateral generally accepted by healthcare professionals. This amalgam of needs is felt and addressed by persons in their unique life narrative; personhood is thus the pivotal point for discussing spirituality. Personhood in this discussion is distinguished from other person-like terms, such as personality, personal identity, personalism, and individual. It will be argued, first, that personhood can be reduced to thinghood, particularly when a person is reduced to component parts, rather than treated as an indivisible unity of body, mind, and spirit. Questions are also raised about patients as persons, and whether or not a human being can be a non-person. In the second section, the focus is on Annie and her ontological plea. In a culture of autonomous individual rights where rationality is
Theyre back. Like a bad dream. After a solid rejection by 73 percent of Colorado voters in 2008, an anti-choice group, Personhood USA, has returned with another slightly different proposed constitutional amendment to confer legal "personhood" on zygotes.. If passed, Amendment 62 would apply the term "person" to "every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.". "Deceptive, dangerous and misleading," is what Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains spokesperson Monica McCafferty calls it. "Its an extreme measure that is more than a sneaky attempt to ban abortion." The ACLU and other pro-choice groups contend that the amendment would not only prohibit abortions but could be used to block stem-cell research and curtail access to in-vitro fertilization and even common forms of contraception.. This is clearly its intention. "Our decision to use the words the beginning of biological development of a human being as opposed to the moment of fertilization ...
Abstract: Quality of life and definitions of death are both often based on the concept of personhood - a status given by one human being to another as a result of their relationship and successful interaction. Unfortunately, this important attribute is frequently not given to individuals who do not have the ability to communicate or to interact with others. My research is concerned with enhancing the quality of life of non-communicative persons and their caregivers by using novel technologies to reveal and elicit signs of their personhood. Through my research, I have developed technologies based on signals from the autonomic nervous systems of children with severe and profound disabilities that can be used to reveal responses to external stimuli, and as the source of physiologically-generated music (e.g. biomusic). I have also developed technologies based on electroencephalographic (EEG) signals recorded directly from the brain that may be used to assess levels of consciousness and cognitive ability in
The topic of personhood and abortion is a very controversial one. I agree with Marquis and Thomsons theory on how personhood does not settle the ethical
For a long time, this news site prominently featured the missives of the South Carolina personhood movement on our pages. And we probably will again as this years personhood bill - S. 217 - makes its way through the S.C. General Assembly.. This proposed legislation cleared the S.C. Senate judiciary committee earlier this week - albeit quite contentiously. A lengthy hearing on the bill exposed the extent to which state lawmakers are deeply divided on the issue - at times embarrassingly so.. The measure is now headed to the full Senate, where advocates on both sides of the debate are up in arms - threatening to shut down the chamber over its procedural future.. Tensions are running high … and it seems unlikely cooler heads will prevail.. We have no doubt most supporters of this proposed legislation are profoundly well-intentioned. And with a few minor modifications, we believe their bill would be an important and long-overdue assertion of the primacy of the right to life in this state (and this ...
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Much of the subsequent media attention focused on discussions about the beginning of life and what value should be attributed to it at what stages of development.. The Conservative Party was gathering for its Annual Conference and quite possibly would have preferred not to have to wade deeply into a controversial discussion about termination of pregnancy. The media, however, was more than delighted and the news has been widely discussed over the last days in print, on television and on radio, culminating in the illustrious BBC Newsnights coverage on Monday night. BBC abortion debate. An unforgettable highlight from other coverage for those who, like myself, take a scientific as well as ethical perspective, on the abortion debate, has to be the attempts by a representative of major UK abortion provider bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) to respond to a BBC interviewers question as to when does life begin. BBC Interview. Asked three times what her explanation would be for the beginning of ...
Some of the most heated rhetoric surrounding a proposed ban on most abortions in the state has swirled around a single family: Tiffany and Chris Campbell of Sioux Falls and their 18-month-old son, Brady.
Last year's GOP takeover of the U.S. House and statehouses across the country has dramatically changed the shape of the nation's abortion debate.
Posted on 05/11/2012 7:30:11 PM PDT by Morgana. OTTAWA, May 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the March for Life 2012 Mass celebrated in Ottawa s Notre Dame Cathedral yesterday, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast welcomed the enthusiastic and standing-room-only crowd before launching into a homily dissecting the my body, my choice slogan, arguing that it espouses a false sense of personhood. Today as a culture here in Canada we tend to prize our individuality as a false sense of autonomy over relationships, community engagement and duty. In the abortion debate, individual autonomy is often at the core of discussion, the archbishop pointed out. You ve heard the slogan my body, my choice offered as a discussion ending argument. But this is a false sense of personhood. God made us for relationships within and with one another. Our choices affect not only our lives, but also those of our family, our friends and the larger community. Our decisions have an impact beyond the limits of our own bodies, our ...
And thats the point. The culture of death would argue that the term should refer to only those who are born. Yet, the fact is that common sense would take issue with this kind of discriminatory segregation, for it sets aside an entire class of humans and alleges that they are less than equal to the rest of us.. And now people are trying to assign personhood to elephants? Take note please that the cadre of those attempting to achieve personhood for animals and other entities is growing. In fact, in a relevant article on this little known fact, Professor Dianne Irving warned, There is nothing more that these proponents of non-human "personhood" and of human "non-personhood" would like better than to have pro-life "personhood" bills and other legal documents define "person" in ways that would at least "include" non-human animals. Example: if "person" is defined as "including all human beings"- where human persons are included but the legal door is left open for non-human persons to be "included" ...
From the movies Terminator to Blade Runner, images of cyborgs have captivated many audiences. Yet now, what once was seen as science fiction is apart of everyday scientific explorations. The
Personhood is the pro-life battle-ground of the 21st century. Throughout the history of the Church the doctrinal teaching of the
Amphiox Says, yes it was, sorry, but I was replying only to the various ideas postulated, not any particular commentor. Personhood of the HOST is the primary question under attack which fuels the entire abortion debate, but I think thats what you meant. The pro-slavery position implicitly denies the humanity of the host, and so its prudent to constantly remind them of that. Most importantly, the kidney argument (or however people usually refer to it) is the ONLY argument in support of abortion rights for which no actual rebuttal exists. Strategy-wise, its the only argument worth pursuing.. We have to be careful with our distinctions or it will bite us later. For instances, there are many women who desire "equality with men" but whats so wonderful about the right to dominate others since that is the precise right which men do indeed claim for themselves? Plus it begs the question: if everyone is equally able to dominate, then who precisely is left to dominate? And if a woman doesnt think men ...
Chervenak and McCullough see this point of view as simplifying the whole abortion debate "because it prevents ethical analysis of induced abortion and feticide in medical ethics from being paralyzed by divisive debates about a fetal right to life that have been going on for decades, indeed centuries, without any basis for resolution." They state, "The ethical concept of the fetus as a patient does not require appeal to the discourse of fetal rights.". Thus the article quickly disregards that all-important line from the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Note that the Declaration did not say "born equal," but "created equal." There can be no dispute that the creation of a unique human life occurs at the moment when an egg is fertilized, not at the moment of birth. Thus human rights begin even ...
The research, published in the Dec. 15 issue of Science, identifies and describes a gene that has been manipulated in the laboratory so that its normal activity decreases, thereby permitting the fruit fly to live longer.. This gene - named Indy in homage to the tagline Im Not Dead Yet in the 1975 comedy, Monty Python & The Holy Grail - has been subjected to multiple, independent mutations that all result in extended life span. This is equivalent to an average human life span of 150 years. Crucially, quality of life is not sacrificed in these long-lived fruit flies. They also remain physically and sexually active longer.. In both humans and fruit flies, the Indy gene is found where the body stores energy and uses it. Indy absorbs essential nutrients through the gut, concentrates them in the liver, and reabsorbs them via the kidney.. The researchers suspect that humans have more of this type of gene than do fruit flies, given that people are more complex than insects. Whereas manipulation ...
The Types of Haemoglobin Throughout Human Life. Introduction: In this article I will be briefly running through the various forms of haemoglobin present in a human; from an embryo to an adult. Firstly lets recap the role and structure of haemoglobin. Role: The role of haemoglobin is rather similar to a delivery truck driver. This…
This blog will be updated weekly to provide pastors and churches with news relating to the sanctity of human life, as well as links to helpful resources and information ...
The abortion debate was rocked by a recent article by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva in the Journal of Medical Ethics. It argued that infanticide should be permitted by law for the same reason that abortion is permitted, which is to say that a foetus and a newborn baby are not human persons with rights. Giubilini and Minerva argue…. ...
The murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller on May 31st has resulted in a lot of conversation about abortion. Its a topic frequently hushed, or spoken about more around its politics than the actual procedure, the experience itself and the real women who have abortions. So this increased discussion is certainly something potentially positive happening because of something horribly tragic.. However, often in these conversations and news stories, language is used thats confusing or inaccurate, and some statements are made about abortion or women who choose abortion which are false, unrepresentative or misleading. And any of this can come from either "side" of abortion debates or discussions, due to political aims or motivations, ideological ideas or agendas or just out of plain old ignorance.. ...
Women demonstrate against a possible change to Turkeys abortion laws on Istanbuls Istiklal Caddesi last Friday. While writing about Turkeys abortion debate, which erupted seemingly out of nowhere last month when Prime Minister Erdogan denounced the operation as murder, I interviewed Professor Ayse Akin, one of the countrys foremost authorities on womens health and family planning. An obstetrician…
This reasoning is based on a faulty assumption, namely, that whatever ineffable quality we seek to define as "human life" is a binary quantity. For the bright-line argument to hold it must be the case that either a thing is human life or it is not, and there are no grey areas. But this is false. Humanity is chock-full of grey areas and always has been. Conservatives who trumpet the sanctity of human life are often first in line to support the death penalty on the grounds that the life of a murderer is less sacred than the life of his or her victims. There is no outcry from conservatives about civilian deaths from drone strikes in the middle east because "collateral damage" is the price we have to pay to fight terrorism (except, of course, that its not us who pays the price, its them ...
This reasoning is based on a faulty assumption, namely, that whatever ineffable quality we seek to define as "human life" is a binary quantity. For the bright-line argument to hold it must be the case that either a thing is human life or it is not, and there are no grey areas. But this is false. Humanity is chock-full of grey areas and always has been. Conservatives who trumpet the sanctity of human life are often first in line to support the death penalty on the grounds that the life of a murderer is less sacred than the life of his or her victims. There is no outcry from conservatives about civilian deaths from drone strikes in the middle east because "collateral damage" is the price we have to pay to fight terrorism (except, of course, that its not us who pays the price, its them ...
Reading Time: 3 minutes. Viability (a babys ability to survive outside the womb if born prematurely), has had a huge impact on the abortion debate. The gestational age of viability is the point at which many elected officials who advocate for abortion will concede that abortion should cease to be a legal option. Consequently, 21 states maintain abortion laws prohibiting the killing of a preborn child who has reached the age of viability. Until recently, 24 weeks gestation was accepted across the board as the age at which doctors would intervene to save a child born prematurely. But, according to the New York Times, new research suggests that more doctors should intervene to assist babies born as early as 22 weeks.. The ability of a very premature child to survive hinges heavily on the development of his lungs. Some doctors reject the notion that a child faces good enough odds of survival prior to 24 weeks, so they simply will not intervene for a baby born earlier. However, physicians have ...
Human Life expectancy has nearly doubled over the past 100 years, and the maximum human life span has also increased dramatically. Even more incredibly, centenarians are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, increasing from only 3700 in 1940 to over 60,000 today. This is due largely to modern scientific and medical innovations, in addition to other changes in the way we live our life. Many diseases and environmental factors that used to cut our lives short are no longer as much of an issue. We have antibiotics for infection, sterilization, pasteurization, surgery, immunization, and countless other innovations that werent available in the recent past. If trends are any indication the human life span and life expectancy will continue to increase as our scientific and medical technology evolves. Science is divided on the question of whether it is possible to significantly increase human longevity, or if there are hard and fast biological markers that put a cap on how long we can ...
The Down Syndrome advocacy organization here in Massachusetts, the Mass Down Syndrome Congress, does a great job supporting families, educating professionals, and empowering individuals with Down Syndrome. They have worked tirelessly to show the many things people with Down Syndrome can do. Thats great, and Im glad Julia will have more opportunities than she wouldve even just 20 years ago. This time last year, Gov. Patrick signed into law "An Act Relative to Down Syndrome Genetic Test Results," which requires providers in Massachusetts to offer accurate and culturally-sensitive information when delivering a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Expectant parents are connected with current parents of children with Down Syndrome. This is due in large part to the efforts of the Mass Down Syndrome Congress. They fall short, however, by not taking a stand in the abortion debate. They are tireless advocates for people with Down Syndrome, but not for the unborn. With the development of new ...
The Down Syndrome advocacy organization here in Massachusetts, the Mass Down Syndrome Congress, does a great job supporting families, educating professionals, and empowering individuals with Down Syndrome. They have worked tirelessly to show the many things people with Down Syndrome can do. Thats great, and Im glad Julia will have more opportunities than she wouldve even just 20 years ago. This time last year, Gov. Patrick signed into law "An Act Relative to Down Syndrome Genetic Test Results," which requires providers in Massachusetts to offer accurate and culturally-sensitive information when delivering a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Expectant parents are connected with current parents of children with Down Syndrome. This is due in large part to the efforts of the Mass Down Syndrome Congress. They fall short, however, by not taking a stand in the abortion debate. They are tireless advocates for people with Down Syndrome, but not for the unborn. With the development of new ...
If pro-aborts tackled the true prevention of unwanted pregnancy with the boundless determination they apparently put into fresh, innovative ways to be hypocrites, maybe the abortion debate would be all but over by now.. At RH Reality Check, Annamarya Scaccia delivers a surprising, scathing critique of "Feminisms Ableism Problem," arguing that a significant portion of her fellow travelers are guilty of everything from using "ableist rhetoric" to "disregard" for a litany of plights the disabled face, like poverty and discrimination.. So feminists are insensitive to the rights and welfare of people whose physical condition leaves them weaker and more helpless than the rest of us? Gee, where have I heard that before…. Oh yeah, thats it! The most egregiously disregarded group of such people in our country, the millions of unborn babies who are legally killable on demand, are so disregarded because their subjugation is the single most animating desire of what passes for feminism today.. These ...
You have no idea how long it took us to generate this graph. It is many months of hard work from 3 extremely talented trainees. Now, we can finally do single-nuclei RNAseq on adult C. elegans which has the advantage of capturing germline nuclei. ...
The party platform should embrace and whenever possible seek to expand liberty, not settle for a least common denominator with bits and pieces that cater to one small group that feel strongly about something. The only reason it hasnt been tossed out IMO is that the majority of convention delegates A) dont know enough and B) dont personally care about it enough to make a richly deserved stink about it ...
Whether one understands pregnancy as beginning at "implantation" or "fertilization," the heart of the matter is when human life begins. Embryological science has clearly determined that human life begins at fertilization - the fusion of an egg and sperm immediately resulting in a new, genetically distinct human being. This is not a subjective opinion, but an irrefutable, objective scientific fact. Accordingly, any artificial action that works to destroy a fertilized egg (human embryo) is abortifacient in nature ...
This book discusses various epistemic aspects of what it is to be a person. Persons are defined as finite beings that have beliefs, including second‐order beliefs about their own and others beliefs, and engage in agency, including the making of long‐term plans. It is argued that for any being meeting these conditions, a number of epistemic consequences obtain. First, all such beings must have certain logical concepts and be able to use them in certain ways. Secondly, there are at least two principles governing belief that it is rational for persons to satisfy and are such that nothing can be a person at all unless it satisfies them to a large extent. These principles are that one believe the conjunction of ones beliefs and that one treat ones future beliefs as, by and large, better than ones current beliefs. Thirdly, persons both occupy epistemic points of view on the world and show up within those views. This makes it impossible for them to be completely objective about their own beliefs. This
By Prof. Teneille Brown, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Law and the Biosciences, S. J. Quinney School of Law, University of Utah: The problem with th
I have long thought about writing about plants, and now I finally managed to write a short piece, drawing together latest scientific findings from several books and articles and combining them with personal experience. I…
What needs addressing, from this community, is a base level of understanding of informed consent and autonomy. In one case, it was argued that a 14-year-old with the mental capacity of an 18-month-old should be accorded an adult level of autonomy; here it seems that, because of the cuteness-squee factor, no one seems troubled or inquisitive about the autonomy and consent of a 24-month-old. And in both cases, posters did not/do not seem overly concerned about quality-of-life.. I think the difference is that in Lakshmis case, without the surgery she will surely die. With the surgery (providing its successful), she will live - who knows for how long, but shell live. In Katies case, without the surgery, she will live. With the surgery (providing its successful), she will also live, but the risks involved in removing an otherwise healthy organ which is useful in the maintenance of other bodily functions seem to be too great to make the surgery worth it. A hysterectomy wont help Katie walk, or ...
In other words, by the end of the 4th month of pregnancy, when I consider that we are barely entering that gray zone of uncertainty, 99% of abortions have already occurred and its really up to the woman to decide what she wants to do with her body. Before that, way before that, nobody else could even tell that she was pregnant, so it was again entirely up to her. We can still discuss the issue of course, but I think its essential to point out that the discussion of personhood, ending human lives or not, and everything we guys are talking about here, is ultimately a secondary issue in my opinion. The main thing, the first thing, is that women should be able to choose what to do with their body, in the privacy of a medical office ...
There is no doubt that an embryo/fetus is a bunch of living cells capable of becoming a fully-grown human being. Bacteria are alive as well. The difference is who controls the destinies of both organisms. Harmful bacteria in a human body need to be eliminated. If a woman feels the embryo/fetus should be eliminated because it is an unwanted invader, then the same should apply. Unhealthy habits can lead to bacterial infections just like sex leads to pregnancy. With so much information and education to be had in todays society, everyone knows how people get sick and how people get pregnant. Just be careful and both wont happen so you wont have to kill unwanted invaders later in the process.. ...
Technology and Human Dignity. In its introduction, the "Instruction" delineates the fundamental premise upon which its argument is based. Briefly stated, this premise is as follows: the use of technology is morally valid insofar and only insofar as it is at the service of the human person. What does this premise mean?. Let us begin by stating what it definitely does not mean. It does not mean that the use of technology is morally right merely because it responds to a human desire, even if the desire is in itself legitimate. The "Instruction" admits that a married couples desire to have a child is good, yet it rejects artificial fertilization. It also rejects non-therapeutic experiments on human embryos, but surely is not opposed to the desire for accurate scientific knowledge which lies behind such experiments.. According to the "Instruction," technology "must be at the service of the human person, of his inalienable rights and his true and integral good according to the design and will of ...
This paper evaluates how emergent age-based factors may impact upon the experience of dementia. A review of selected literature is undertaken to explore how personhood has been conceptualised in relation to dementia. It is then highlighted that very little literature explicitly addresses personhood with reference to young onset dementia. Young onset dementia is defined, and evaluation is then undertaken of the distinctive age-based factors that might shape the experience of the condition. It is noted that whilst there are separate literatures on both personhood and young onset dementia, there appears to be little endeavour to draw these two strands of thought together. The distinctive factors that shape young onset dementia suggest that a more heterogeneous perspective should be developed that accounts more appropriately for how personal characteristics shape the lived experience of dementia. The paper concludes that further research should be undertaken that has an explicit focus on personhood ...
Should human embryonic stem cell research be deemed unethical for its embryo destruction? The US court decision in Sherley v Sebelius on 27 July 2011 (1) to allow federal funding of this research set a global precedent. The meaning of research was divided into two categories: that which directly involves embryo destruction and that which does not. Yet it misses the point. Research does not cause embryo destruction; these unwanted IVF embryos would be destroyed even if research using their cells was prevented. The plaintiffs - in effect - were always going to lose. The plaintiffs in the Sherley case had argued that obtaining stem cell lines by destroying embryos is an integral part of later research using those cells. Dr James Sherley and Dr Theresa Deisher were adult stem cell researchers who felt human embryonic stem cell research unlawfully competed for the same federal grants. Research must be read broadly to include obtaining stem cell lines, they argued, and breaches the Dickey-Wicker ...
Cites Embryonic Stem Cell Research at UGA As Proof That Its Possible to Pursue Hope of Science Without Crossing Moral Line. WASHINGTON - Citing the stem cell research being conducted at the University of Georgia, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) today said there is a way to conduct embryonic stem cell research without destroying human life.. "As we go though this difficult, tenuous debate over a subject of immense importance to the American people, lets look for ways that we can be respectful of human life and open the doors for further development in science in embryonic stem cells. I would submit there are ways to do both," Isakson said in a speech on the Senate floor.. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is asking the Senate to vote Tuesday on three stem cell bills: one that bans fetal farming; one that allows federal funding for stem cell research on non-human embryos; and one that was passed by the House, H.R.810, that would allow federal funding for embryonic stem cell research on human ...
One common objection to fetal tissue transplantation (FTT) is that, if it were to become a standard form of treatment, it would encourage or entrench the practice of abortion. This claim is at least factually plausible, although it cannot be definitively established. However, even if true, it does not constitute a compelling ethical argument against FTT. The harm allegedly brought about by FTT, when assessed by widely accepted non-consequentialist criteria, has limited moral significance. Even if FTT would cause more abortions to be performed, and abortion is taken to be a serious moral wrong, this is not sufficient in itself to make FTT wrong. ...
The Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) committee was established in response to recommendations included in the National Academies of Science Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Its functions include:
Dissociation culture of STAP stem cells to form colonies. The list of charitable research organizations and their corresponding positions on the life issues posted to our website is neither all pro life nor all anti life; it. Ale bar, 100 m. Ten Problems with Embryonic Stem Cell Research by Kelly Hollowell, Ph? To date, embryonic stem cell research has not produced a single medical treatment, where ethical, adult stem cell research has produced some 67 medical miracles. Previous experience is necessary and the online tests can be done. E Stem Cell Debates: Lessons for Science and Politics. Stem cell research is a focus for hope, activity, discussion and sometimes controversy throughout the world. Participate in Online Experiments Rupert invites you to participate in his ongoing research. a, Growth of STAP stem cells carrying Oct4 gfp. The stem cell concept of cancer suggests that each cancer contains a small fraction of stem cells responsible for the maintenance and progression of the disease. E ...
If, however, additional family building has been ruled out, then I advise the patient to take a deep breath and make the difficult decision that ultimately must be made.. My patients put so much, emotionally and financially, into the creation of their embryos. Our goal is to support them through the difficult decision, no matter what they decide. I can only hope they will consider either human embryonic stem cell research or embryo donation. I personally believe embryos deserve a heightened level of respect. These two possible destinations serve a common and greater good for everyone involved. While human embryonic stem cell research holds some future promise, the immediacy of growing a family though embryo donation seems to be the best choice for those wonderful and precious gifts, a donors embryos.. Craig R. Sweet, M.D. ...
Nonprofit organizations and philanthropists stepped into a funding void caused by controversies over public funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. Based on interviews of 83 representatives of 53 funders, we examine the motivations and accountability structures of public agencies, corporations, fundraising dependent nonprofit organizations and philanthropic organizations that funded hESC research in three jurisdictions: California, Sweden, and South Korea. While non-traditional forms of funding are essential in the early stages of research advancement, they are unreliable for the long timeframes necessary to advance cell therapies. Such funding sources may enter the field based on high expectations, but may exit just as rapidly based on disappointing rates of progress.. ...

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Origins of life on Earth - an introduction to bacteria, and the characteristics of the microdomain Eubacteria, beginning with a ... A brief description of feeding methods is given, with details of the major parts of the human digestive system. ... Most CNA and nurses aide programs can be completed within a few months, allowing you to begin working. As the public ages, ... As the economy improves, many hospitals and other medical facilities are beginning to hire additional nursing staff. Whether ...
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Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization | The Pulse | LifeSiteScience confirms that human life begins at fertilization | The Pulse | LifeSite

The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of conception when one living sperm from the ... Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the ... Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization Mar 10, 2017 ... in Human Life and Health Care Ethics, Vol. 2:. "The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of ...
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Crunchyroll - Forum - Just the Science: When does human life begin?Crunchyroll - Forum - Just the Science: When does human life begin?

Our laws protect human life-a zygote, scientifically-poses human life. The laws should apply and its only when we allow ... "Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being - a being ... Life begins at conception. In regards to abortion, my stand is totally against it except for extreme cases (i.e. life of the ... I personally think that life does begin at conception, and ever life is scared because thats the way I was raised but I do ...
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Is a Baby Human from the Beginning? | Human Life InternationalIs a Baby Human from the Beginning? | Human Life International

Fertilization creates a person with her own DNA and a developmental process distinct from the mothers-obviously a baby human. ... By HLI Staff,2020-01-15T15:20:55-05:00July 23rd, 2013,Categories: Fetal Development,Tags: beginning of life, popular, Pro-Life ... Human development begins at fertilization, and that new creature is a baby human. ... 20 Days: The heart of the baby human is in the advanced stages of formation. Her eyes begin to form. Her brain, spinal column, ...
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Medical views: When does human life begin?  - The Chart - CNN.com BlogsMedical views: When does human life begin? - The Chart - CNN.com Blogs

Mississippi residents vote Tuesday on a controversial ballot initiative that seeks to define a fertilized human egg as a person ... valuable human life begin? Thats with the union of the two sets of chromosome. You have a complete human being that begins ... God, the Bible and the Church are all clear on when human life begins. People know when it begins. The only ones who disagree ... The question is when does human life begin? It easy to answer. When the DNA is unique and is identifiable as human. Period. The ...
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Medical views: When does human life begin?  - The Chart - CNN.com BlogsMedical views: When does human life begin? - The Chart - CNN.com Blogs

Mississippi residents vote Tuesday on a controversial ballot initiative that seeks to define a fertilized human egg as a person ... valuable human life begin? Thats with the union of the two sets of chromosome. You have a complete human being that begins ... God, the Bible and the Church are all clear on when human life begins. People know when it begins. The only ones who disagree ... The question is when does human life begin? It easy to answer. When the DNA is unique and is identifiable as human. Period. The ...
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Aquinas on the Beginning and End of Human Life - Fabrizio Amerini | Harvard University PressAquinas on the Beginning and End of Human Life - Fabrizio Amerini | Harvard University Press

But in following the twists and turns of Aquinas thinking about the beginning and end of human life, Fabrizio Amerini reaches ... Thomas Aquinas in fact held that human life begins after conception, not at the moment of union. ... When does human life begin? Though often invoked by the Catholic Church for support, Thomas Aquinas in fact held that human ... Aquinas on the Beginning and End of Human Life. Fabrizio Amerini. Translated by Mark Henninger. ...
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lifeissues.net | When Does Human Life Begin? The Final Answer
		lifeissues.net | When Does Human Life Begin? The Final Answer

... human, being, person, individual, human being, life and human life,/strong,. Unfortunately, every one of those terms has been ... is that the fusion of sperm and oocyte begins the life of the new individual human being. In Human Embryology the terms ... Search ,, Home » Kischer » When Does Human Life Begin? The Final Answer When Does Human Life Begin? The Final Answer A human ... human, being, person, individual, human being, life and human life. Unfortunately, every one of those terms has been parsed and ...
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Scientists Speak before the Senate: Human Life Begins at Conception - ClinicQuotesClinicQuotesScientists Speak before the Senate: Human Life Begins at Conception - ClinicQuotesClinicQuotes

... is not a human being….I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception." ... Scientists Speak before the Senate: Human Life Begins at Conception. Posted on September 10, 2012 by Tech ... 3 Responses to Scientists Speak before the Senate: Human Life Begins at Conception. * Pingback: Understand Now! - Choices4Life ... "Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being - a being ...
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Ensoulment: When Does Human Life Begin? - The Fountain Magazine | The Fountain MagazineEnsoulment: When Does Human Life Begin? - The Fountain Magazine | The Fountain Magazine

... and philosophy is to try to pinpoint the beginning of an individual human life. The consequences of this discussion are vitally ... fertilization is the point at which human life begins. Human Life (Personhood) May Begin at around the 9th Week of Development ... since brain death means the end of human life. Children born with anencephaly can never experience a human life. Human identity ... In an earlier paper 8 it was argued that human life begins when the newly formed body systems begin to function as a whole, ...
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Tag Archives: when human life begins. ACOG and when human life begins. Posted on May 19, 2014. by Sheila ... Its like saying "human life begins when human life begins.". See, heres what gets me. That the term "consensus" is thrown ... human embryology, settled science, when human life begins , Leave a reply ... The science is settled, its not even a consensus, it is a unanimity, that human life begins at conception. So I hope the next ...
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Dear Pro-Choicers: Human Life Begins At Conception. Deal With It	Dear Pro-Choicers: Human Life Begins At Conception. Deal With It

"National Right to Life believes human life begins when an egg is fertilized." You will notice this is stated as if it were in ... National Right to Life is correct: human lives begin at conception. There is no debating this. There is a debate about whether ... National Right to Life believes human life begins when an egg is fertilized, and several of the bills other proponents have ... When asked when life begins, she replied: "For me, life [for my children] began when I delivered them." Hillary Clinton, a ...
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When does human life begin? E-mail me with your thoughts! Sharon www.InfertilityAnswers,net No global consensus on when human ... An international poll has come out with varied results on one of the most debatable questions among scientists when human life ... life begins biologically October 30th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI - London, Oct 30 (ANI): ... No global consensus on when human life begins biologically. I know that I might have posted about this topic one too many times ...
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Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization | DEFEND THE CATHOLIC FAITHScience confirms that human life begins at fertilization | DEFEND THE CATHOLIC FAITH

In their latest edition of The Developing Human:… ... The scientific community continues to prove that human life ... in Human Life and Health Care Ethics, Vol. 2:. "The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of ... Pro-Life. Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization. March 5, 2017. March 5, 2017. - by Defend The Catholic ... Here are a few additional quotes from medical experts and textbooks on fetal development that prove that human life begins at ...
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NEWSWEEK: Bush at right-to-life rally says all human beings begin life as a feces....(not a typo)NEWSWEEK: Bush at right-to-life rally says all human beings begin life as a feces....(not a typo)

We must always remember that all human beings begin life as a feces. A feces is a living being in the eyes of God, who has ... endowed that feces with all of the rights and God-given blessings of any other human being. The audience listened in disbelief ... appearing before a right-to-life rally in Tampa, Florida on June 17, 2004 stated: ... NEWSWEEK: Bush at right-to-life rally says all human beings begin life as a feces....(not a typo) NEWSWEEK reports that ...
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In 1979, McDonalds introduced the Happy Meal. Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life..."In 1979, McDonald's introduced the Happy Meal. Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life...

Now we allow that life begins with conception, because we contend that the soul also begins from conception; life taking its ... Now we allow that life begins with conception, because we contend that the soul also begins from conception; life taking its ... Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life begins at conception.". February 18, 2012 6:31 PM ... The Life begins at conception opinion didnt even exist until 1859 Surely modern understanding of human development ...
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Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at BirthGlobal NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth

... to reinforce and elaborate on the measures states must take to guarantee womens right to life on the basis of equality and ... international human rights law recognizing that the right to life begins at birth and expand the scope of when life begins. ... International human rights law has long-established that the right to life begins at birth, and any other approach would be in ... Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth. WASHINGTON - More than 50 NGOs are ...
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Tim Scott on AbortionTim Scott on Abortion

Human life begins at conception Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage ... In this Act, the terms `human person` and `human being` include each member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, ... He supports a ban on human cloning and on creation of human embryos solely for experimentation. Source: 2010 House campaign ... Source: Life at Conception Act 16-S2464 on Jan 21, 2016 *Click here for definitions & background information on Abortion. * ...
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Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research | In Vitro Fertilisation | Stem CellEthics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research | In Vitro Fertilisation | Stem Cell

When Does Human Life Begin?. A large part of the debate surrounding the morality of creating embryonic stem cell lines concerns ... the fundamental question about when a human life starts. Many conservatives currently define the beginning of a human life as ... Can we as a society in good conscience destroy what can potentially be a seen as a human life, in order to benefit the sick and ... than a piece of skin.2 This section will first explore the scientific basis behind where to define the beginning of human life ...
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Life Begins at Conception, Improving Healthcare Includes UnbornU.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Life Begins at Conception, Improving Healthcare Includes Unborn

... ... Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has affirmed in a new document that life begins at conception and that improving ... Christian Life News Proverbs 24.11: "Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the ... Four Generations of Pro-life Sidewalk Counselors - Now THATS a Legacy. Share * Get link ...
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Care for all human life begins with protecting our planet.. John E. (Jay) Phelan is a senior professor of theological studies ... What the earth needs now is an ethic of life. By John E. Phelan , Print , Share ... In fact, it seemed as though that was the one litmus test for a candidate regardless of his or her position on other life ... Here, Dom Erwin Krautler stresses the importance of paying attention to climate change because of its human cost.. Read more ...
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Care for all human life begins with protecting our planet.. John E. (Jay) Phelan is a senior professor of theological studies ... Rick Handshoe lives on the battle line. Explosions shake his house regularly, covering it with dust and debris and cracking its ... What the earth needs now is an ethic of life. By John E. Phelan , Print , Share ... In fact, it seemed as though that was the one litmus test for a candidate regardless of his or her position on other life ...
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  • 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)
  • WASHINGTON - More than 50 NGOs are calling upon the U.N. Human Rights Committee (U.N. HRC) to reinforce and elaborate on the measures states must take to guarantee women's right to life on the basis of equality and nondiscrimination, including by eradicating preventable maternal mortalities and morbidities and guaranteeing access to safe and legal abortion. (commondreams.org)
  • A broad coalition of human rights organizations, spearheaded by the Center for Reproductive Rights, submitted a joint statement during the U.N. HRC's consultation on the right to life urging the committee to continue to protect women's health and lives by calling on states to eradicate preventable maternal deaths, ensure access to modern contraceptives and expand access to safe and legal abortion. (commondreams.org)
  • In the joint statement to the U.N. HRC, the Center and coalition partners address the ways that women's health and lives continue to be jeopardized as a result of persistent discrimination which manifests in preventable maternal mortalities and morbidities, lack of reproductive health information, inadequate access to modern contraception and restrictive abortion laws. (commondreams.org)
  • At the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Center secured a historic victory stemming from the preventable maternal death of a young Brazilian woman who was denied quality maternal health services-the first time an international human rights decision named a maternal death a human rights violation. (commondreams.org)
  • or life-endangering maternal condition. (ontheissues.org)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (ontheissues.org)
  • There''s a distinction between when a group of cells is considered living, and when it deserves human rights, and that''s what comes into play with this amendment, New Scientist quoted her, as saying. (typepad.com)
  • 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)
  • The Human Life Amendment is the name of multiple proposals to amend the United States Constitution that would have the effect of overturning the Supreme Court 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, which ruled that prohibitions against abortion were unconstitutional. (wikipedia.org)
  • Between 1973 and 2003, the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment reports a total of 330 proposals using varying texts, with most dying in committee. (wikipedia.org)
  • The only version of the Human Life Amendment to reach a formal floor vote was the Hatch-Eagleton Amendment, which received 49 supporting votes in the Senate on June 28, 1983, falling 18 votes short of the 67 required for passage Introduced by Rep. Lawrence Hogan (R-MD) on January 30, 1973, under H.J.Res. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human Life Amendment Highlights: United States Congress (1973-2003)" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • When it comes to the question of aborting babies diagnosed with a lethal abnormality, even some pro-lifers hesitate, but studies show that those who choose life in this situation don't regret it. (str.org)
  • Few defenders of "the right to life" would ever admit that the protection of "pre-born babies" is morally subordinate to the suppression of non-marital sex. (igc.org)
  • That is why he is 100% pro-life and opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide, as well as the non-consensual withholding of care because of disability, age, or infirmity. (ontheissues.org)
  • Human development is a continuous process that begins when an oocyte from a female is fertilized by a sperm from a male. (lifesitenews.com)
  • Pregnancy begins when the embryo is implanted on the uterine wall, he said. (cnn.com)
  • Government agencies and American medical organizations agree that the scientific definition of pregnancy and the legal definition of pregnancy are the same: pregnancy begins upon the implantation of a fertilized egg into the lining of a woman's uterus. (inforumblog.com)
  • In other words: Consensus exists (if not unanimously), and the consensus is that uterine implantation is the moment at which pregnancy begins. (inforumblog.com)
  • This makes god the ultimate abortionist and makes god morally culpable for the death of a human in spontaneous and deliberate abortions. (metafilter.com)
  • If it were possible to reduce the number of abortions by 80%, and teen-age pregnancies by 90%, would the enthusiastic promoters of "the right to life" take notice and support these measures? (igc.org)
  • And as we noted at the outset, the liberal "pro-choice" position encourages sex education and contraception which have together proven to be very effective means of reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and hence abortions - surely a life-affirming policy. (igc.org)
  • The baby begins spontaneous and voluntary body movements, and her milk teeth buds are present. (hli.org)
  • We determine a human being by chromosome, so although they (abortion rights supporters) have all sorts of word games. (cnn.com)
  • The life cycle of mammals begins when a sperm enters an egg. (lifesitenews.com)
  • From the instant the male gamete (sperm) fuses with the female gamete (egg), a unique baby human is present, a human being with his or her own DNA, different from those of his or her mother and father. (hli.org)
  • The purpose of the present study was therefore to determine when, in the course of normal development, a human being begins to exist. (fountainmagazine.com)
  • Today, on the basis of these reports and subsequent legislation, embryo research is allowed up to 14 days of development, up until the formation of the so-called primitive streak, or the beginning of the nervous system, after which the splitting and the forming of twins is no longer possible. (fountainmagazine.com)
  • If anybody knows the origin and development of human life, they should. (inforumblog.com)
  • Surely, evolution is about the origin and development of life-forms on earth - what has this got to do with religion? (answersingenesis.org)
  • Advancing biomedical technologies are revolutionising therapeutic and research possibilities at the beginning of life, all the whilst also raising ethical dilemmas and questioning our values and beliefs about life. (eventbrite.co.uk)
  • The first fully developed neurons (nerve cells) appear on the top of her spinal cord, beginning construction of the brain stem. (hli.org)
  • This finally brought the wondrous potential of stem cell research to the field of human treatment. (scribd.com)
  • Opinions have come from the right and the left, from pro-life advocates and those in favor of abortion on demand, from physicians and lawyers, from the pulpit and the courtroom. (answersingenesis.org)
  • Given the appropriate environment and genetic composition, the single cell subsequently gives rise to trillions of specialized and integrated cells that compose the structures and functions of each individual human body. (lifesitenews.com)
  • As death is defined to be nothing else than the separation of body and soul, life, which is the opposite of death, is susceptible of no other definition than the conjunction of body and soul. (metafilter.com)
  • These advances, combined with very thin endoscopes that became available in the mid-1960s, enabled him to make groundbreaking photographs of living human blood vessels and body cavities. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the past, outbreaks have remained geographically confined to the regions where the organism that harbors them lives. (answersingenesis.org)
  • That the term "consensus" is thrown about so loosely and on such fundamental truths as human life, truths for which there is scientific evidence and about which it's either embarrassing or ridiculous or both to hear serious people even introduce the idea of consensus. (inforumblog.com)
  • As if there is a consensus on the sun rising and setting each day, as if there is consensus on the idea of "a day" and its parameters and duration, beginning and end. (inforumblog.com)
  • Anyway, Hemingway then gets into the scientific "consensus" on when human life begins (to continue with this article). (inforumblog.com)
  • A human embryologist speaks out about socio-legal issues involving the human embryo. (lifeissues.net)
  • None of the panels commissioned by President Clinton or President Bush have ever included a human embryologist. (lifeissues.net)
  • The fact is that no human embryologist has ever been invited to testify before any Presidential Council or Commission. (lifeissues.net)
  • In fact, it seemed as though that was the one litmus test for a candidate regardless of his or her position on other life issues, like capital punishment, or actual qualifications for office. (uscatholic.org)
  • There are no known exceptions to this rule in the field of human biology. (lifesitenews.com)
  • As part of his dissertation, Steve Jacobs surveyed biology professors at over 1,000 institutions around the world about when life begins. (str.org)
  • Vigorous activity shows the distinct personality of the baby human. (hli.org)
  • LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments. (lifesitenews.com)