The point at which religious ensoulment or PERSONHOOD is considered to begin.
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.
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)
The fundamental dispositions and traits of humans. (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
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)
The intrinsic moral worth ascribed to a living being. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
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.
Continuous sequential changes which occur in the physiological and psychological functions during the life-time of an individual.
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)
The interrelationship of medicine and religion.
The normal length of time of an organism's 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.
Standards of conduct that distinguish right from wrong.
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.
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.
Experimentation on, or using the organs or tissues from, a human or other mammalian conceptus during the prenatal stage of development that is characterized by rapid morphological changes and the differentiation of basic structures. In humans, this includes the period from the time of fertilization to the end of the eighth week after fertilization.
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.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.
The fusion of a spermatozoon (SPERMATOZOA) with an OVUM thus resulting in the formation of a ZYGOTE.
A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.
Intentional removal of a fetus from the uterus by any of a number of techniques. (POPLINE, 1978)
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.
The common orally transmitted traditions, myths, festivals, songs, superstitions, and stories of all peoples.
Sensation of enjoyment or gratification.
Termination of pregnancy under conditions allowed under local laws. (POPLINE Thesaurus, 1991)
A branch of applied ethics that studies the value implications of practices and developments in life sciences, medicine, and health care.
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.
Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus.
A synthetic progestational hormone with actions similar to those of PROGESTERONE and about twice as potent as its racemic or (+-)-isomer (NORGESTREL). It is used for contraception, control of menstrual disorders, and treatment of endometriosis.
Endometrial implantation of EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN at the BLASTOCYST stage.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.
A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an industrial solvent and cooling liquid in electrical transformers. It is a potential carcinogen.
Water that is intended to be ingested.
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Contamination of the air by tobacco smoke.
Contraceptive substances to be used after COITUS. These agents include high doses of estrogenic drugs; progesterone-receptor blockers; ANTIMETABOLITES; ALKALOIDS, and PROSTAGLANDINS.
Means of postcoital intervention to avoid pregnancy, such as the administration of POSTCOITAL CONTRACEPTIVES to prevent FERTILIZATION of an egg or implantation of a fertilized egg (OVUM IMPLANTATION).
The theory that human CHARACTER and BEHAVIOR are shaped by the GENES that comprise the individual's GENOTYPE rather than by CULTURE; ENVIRONMENT; and individual choice.
The division of a ZYGOTE into two parts, each of which is capable of further development.
C22-unsaturated fatty acids found predominantly in FISH OILS.
Societies whose membership is limited to scientists.
The scientific disciplines concerned with the embryology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, etc., of the nervous system.
Works about comparative studies to verify the effectiveness of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques determined in phase II studies. During these trials, patients are monitored closely by physicians to identify any adverse reactions from long-term use. These studies are performed on groups of patients large enough to identify clinically significant responses and usually last about three years. This concept includes phase III studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.
A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.
A combined vaccine used to prevent MEASLES; MUMPS; and RUBELLA.

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)

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.
Thank you for this post. I am a Christian, but believe that the abortion debate in our society can and should only be won with secular arguments. I havent been in Bobs position to ask that question because I dont know any pro-life secularists personally, but if I were, I would be asking so that I could personally know how to respond to my secular friends who are pro-abortion. I know that religious beliefs are not enough to convince them & I would want to know the secular reasons that abortion is wrong. How do you respond to someone who says abortion sometimes is the best way to care about another human being? What if the baby is severely disabled and will have a hard life? Also, how do you respond to someone who says it is okay to take another human life if that life is dependent on your body to survive? I have been shocked by some of the recent abortion discussions where people acknowledge that it takes a human life, but are okay with that because that life is dependent on the mother. People ...
Thank you for this post. I am a Christian, but believe that the abortion debate in our society can and should only be won with secular arguments. I havent been in Bobs position to ask that question because I dont know any pro-life secularists personally, but if I were, I would be asking so that I could personally know how to respond to my secular friends who are pro-abortion. I know that religious beliefs are not enough to convince them & I would want to know the secular reasons that abortion is wrong. How do you respond to someone who says abortion sometimes is the best way to care about another human being? What if the baby is severely disabled and will have a hard life? Also, how do you respond to someone who says it is okay to take another human life if that life is dependent on your body to survive? I have been shocked by some of the recent abortion discussions where people acknowledge that it takes a human life, but are okay with that because that life is dependent on the mother. People ...
The abortion debate should come to a screeching halt by answering one question: When does life begin? In the debate over embryonic stem cell research, Dr. Kelly Hollowell, who has a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, made this telling statement:. As the nation sits embroiled over the battle of where to draw the line on ECSR (Embryonic Stem Cell Research), the real issue that truly divides us is whether embryonic stems represent a who or a what. In other words, are we talking about people or property?. In this abortion debate, when are we talking about people and not property?. We should first define life. Noah Websters primary definition of life in his 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language reads: In a general sense, that state of animals and plants, or of an organized being, in which its natural functions and motions are performed, or in which its organs are capable of performing their functions. [End of quote]. John C. Willke, MD, and his wife, Barbara H. Willke, RN, ...
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 ...
Science for Unborn Human Life 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 ...
IN 2001, Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago proposed an explanation for why the crime in the U.S. declined so dramatically since the 1990s. Understandably, the kneejerk reaction of the left overshadowed the merits of the study. Unfortunately, the rights fixation on pro life is preventing potentially good policy. The category of abortions for genetic defects will probably keep rising as the technology to detect in utero defects improves. If technology becomes sufficiently advanced to screen for all phenotypes, will more utilitarians and libertarians and even mainstream conservatives condone abortions or genetic engineering, if it would save money or improve society as whole?. Imagine if in the future we can isolate the genes for low IQ or criminality, would it be moral to abort as early as possibly since they would be a drag on society? Billions are spent on long term incarceration with no slowdown in sight as the US population keeps growing. An IQ of around 85, or about two standard ...
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 ...
During last weeks heated debate in Floridas House of Representatives over a misguided measure to require pregnant woman to pay for an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, Representative Janet Long of Tampa, a progressive and highly-regarded member of the Democratic caucus, made a statement in opposition to the bill that was as rhetorically compelling as it was intellectually concerning. She told opponents: Stand down if you dont have ovaries.. The remark proved memorable enough that it was picked up by New York Times opinion columnist Charles Blow, whose otherwise excellent Op-Ed on the wave of anti-abortion legislation that is sweeping through state legislatures made an explicit endorsement of this sentiment. The underlying premise seems to be that since women are the ones forced to bring unwanted fetuses to term when abortion rights are curtailed, they have a greater stake in the outcome of such debates -- and therefore more right to influence policy on the subject.. I can sympathize ...
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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Attached to the charges of bigotry are calls for the liberalisation of abortion in Ireland. In fact, it is fair to note that more concern has been given to this set of arguments than to the poor Halapanavars.. Par for the course, the liberal media is led by the Guardian newspaper. The Guardian quotes Savitas mother as saying, How many more cases will there be? The rules should be changed as per the requirement of Hindus. We are Hindus, not Christians. Astonishingly, only towards the end of this article is an obstetricians view actually noted. Dr Gerry Whyte, at Trinity College, Dublin, noted that a termination of a miscarrying baby would have been legal within Irish law if deemed absolutely necessary to save the life of a mother. He concluded, Now clearly the case raises issues that I couldnt comment on about medical judgments, about whether or not termination of the pregnancy would have saved her life or not. Elsewhere, another doctor noted, Infection can come out of nowhere and kill ...
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,...
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
Anti-abortion campaigners point to Iceland, where a low number of people are born with Downs syndrome, ahead of Fridays vote.
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.
Initially, it may seem perfectly licit to use aborted fetuses: Is it not right and natural to create some good out of a bad, even evil, situation?
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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. ...
While the technology treads into uncomfortable territory for social conservatives at first glance, its possible that the prospect of taking the abortion debate in a whole new direction could engender support for the artificial womb. Since [the EUSD] gives some justification to end abortion, by transferring fetuses from mother to machine, conservatives will probably rally around it, says Zoltan Istvan, a transhumanist politician and journalist who ran for U.S. president in 2016. To some extent, Deen agrees with Istvan, provided we get to a point when the artificial womb is already a reality.. The world has a way of moving forward despite the fear of its inhabitants, Deen notes. If the technology gets developed, I could not see any Christians, liberal or conservative, arguing that people seeking abortion ought not opt for a transfer versus an abortive procedure.. So then how realistic is a full-blown artificial womb? The researchers at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia have noted ...
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 ...
In the abortion debate a lot of effort goes into addressing the exact point at which a legally relevant distinct human entity begins. Scientifically and Medically theres not much question as to when a new living human organism begins, it starts at conception. Period. But the Roe v. Wade case, and much of the legal…
Then the participants were given an open-ended essay question and asked to answer, from a biological perspective, the question When does a humans life begin?. - Ninety percent of biologists who described themselves as very pro-life said at the moment of fertilization; Almost 75 percent of those who called themselves pro-choice, and approximately 60 percent of those who identified themselves as very pro-choice, answered the same.. When Jacobs began his research about the American abortion debate for a qualitative research class, he surveyed 2,899 American adults and discovered that a large majority of respondents believe that the question When does a humans life begin? is important to the discussion. The poll also revealed that 81 percent of respondents, including a larger share of pro-abortion individuals, selected biologists as the group most qualified to determine when a humans life begins.. Jacobs research also suggests that 83 percent of pro-choice participants surveyed ...
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 ...
Seems like ever since the FDA announced that two more women have died after taking RU-486, one of the drugs used during a medical abortion, the abortion debate has reached a new pitch as pro-lifers have eagerly added this news to their arsenal and pro-choicers have feverishly girded themselves for pitched battle. Naturally, this has been refle ...
While top state officials say theyre largely swearing off divisive social issues this legislative session in favor of focusing on school funding and property tax relief, advocates on both sides of the abortion debate are getting ready for the next round.
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
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A political movement in the United States seeks to define the beginning of human personhood as starting from the moment of fertilization with the result being that abortion, as well as forms of birth control that act to deprive the human embryo of necessary sustenance in implantation, could become illegal.[25][26] Supporters of the movement also state that it would have some effect on the practice of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), but would not lead to the practice being outlawed.[27] Jonathan F. Will says that the personhood framework could produce significant restrictions on IVF to the extent that reproductive clinics find it impossible to provide the services.[28] Currently, the personhood movement is led by the Personhood Alliance, a coalition of state and national personhood organizations headquartered in Washington DC.[29] The Personhood Alliance was founded in 2014 and currently has 22 affiliated organizations.[30] A significant number of the state affiliates of the Personhood Alliance ...
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 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
Consequently, one of the most widely debated topics in the field of bioethics is to determine when human life begins, and particularly to define the biological status of the human embryo, particularly the early embryo, i.e. from impregnation of the egg by the sperm until its implantation in the maternal endometrium.. Irrespective of this, though, this need to define when human life begins (see our article is also due to the fact that during the early stages of human life - approximately during its first 14 days - this young embryo is subject to extensive and diverse threats that, in many cases, lead to its destruction (see HERE).. These threats affect embryos created naturally, mainly through the use of drugs or technical procedures used in the control of human fertility that act via an anti-implantation mechanism, especially intrauterine devices (as DIU); this is also the case of drugs used in emergency contraception, such as levonorgestrel or ulipristal-based drugs (see HERE), because both act ...
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 ...
Well-known advocates include primatologist Jane Goodall, who was appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations to fight the bushmeat trade and end ape extinction; Richard Dawkins, former Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University; Peter Singer, professor of philosophy at Princeton University; and attorney and former Harvard professor Steven Wise, founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), whose aim is to work through U.S. common law on a state-by-state basis to achieve recognition of legal personhood for great apes and other self-aware, autonomous nonhuman animals; all advocate for great ape personhood.[2][16] In December 2013, the NhRP filed three lawsuits on behalf of four chimpanzees being held in captivity in New York State, arguing that they should be recognized as legal persons with the fundamental right to bodily liberty (i.e. not to be held in captivity) and that they are entitled to common law writs of habeas corpus and should be ...
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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.
This month, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum have all signed a pledge to support personhood at conception that was crafted by Personhood USA, a Colorado group that has continued to push the idea in several states.. Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Santorum have also agreed to celebrate the personhood concept in a Presidential Pro-Life Forum in Iowa next Tuesday, Dec. 27, that will be moderated by the conservative radio host Steve Deace and broadcast live on his syndicated program. The 90-minute tele-town hall is being hosted by Personhood USA and co-sponsored by several of the countrys most conservative evangelical Christian groups including The Call, Liberty Counsel and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Coalition. An invitation has been extended to the remaining G.O.P. presidential candidates, Personhood USA said in a news release.. ...
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 ( - 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 ...
Being fully pro-life means seeing the value of every human being, even in the midst of disability and suffering. A mom shares her familys story of personhood.
Sadly, by granting equivalent legal rights to fertilized eggs, the personhood amendment may tip the scales and begin prioritizing the zygote over the pos...
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 abortion debate revolves around a number of questions. Does a woman have a right to her body that the fetus cannot take away? Does this right mean that a woman has a right to unplug from the fetus? Or, does the fetus have a right to life that is binding on the woman and her body and that outweighs any rights held by the woman, requiring her to give birth? Is a fetus only a fetus or is it a person that deserves rights and protections? Does human life begin at conception or at birth? Is destroying a fetus akin to killing a human or murder? What about the biological father? What rights does he have over a fetus? If the woman seeks an abortion, can he prevent it? And, what if she wants to give birth to a child, while he does not want it to happen? What say does he have? Is this, therefore, simply a question of the womans rights, or the mans rights as well? Is a woman responsible for actions and behavior that may lead to an unwanted pregnancy, making her responsible for the fetus even if ...
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 ...
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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…
It appears that you and I agree on at least one thing: we should work to reduce the number of abortions.. Let me see if I can touch on two points where we might disagree. First, I would challenge the assertion that abortion is the willing taking of a human life. Since your only support for this claim hinges on a religious belief in an awesome event going on in the womb, I dont think you make a case for personhood aside from one based on faith. To be sure, something fundamental happens during the human reproductive process. But enshrining such a faith-based - not to mention vague - definition in law has serious implications for liberty since it imposes a belief system on those who do not share it.. I dont think identifying the moment when a fetus becomes a person is possible. It makes sense to think it happens after some months of gestation but before birth, and I also think some kind of self-awareness matters. In the end nailing down that personhood moment just shouldnt be done by one ...
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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 ...
By John-Henry Westen. PRINCETON, September 12, 2006 ( - In a question and answer article published in the UKs Independent today, controversial Princeton University Professor Peter Singer repeats his notorious stand on the killing of disabled newborns. Asked, Would you kill a disabled baby?, Singer responded, Yes, if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole.. People who oppose Singers position have maintained that Singer is the logical extension of the culture of death and that society will eventually embrace his stance if there is no shift to the culture of life. Alex Scadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition commented to about Singer saying, at least hes consistent. In fact, Singer himself uses the abortion debate to justify his murderous stance. Many people find this shocking, continued Singer, yet they support a womans right to have an abortion. Concluding his point, Singer said, One ...
The abortion debate is back in a big way with todays killing in Kansas City of Dr. George Tiller, a doctor who performed abortions. He was killed in -- of all places -- his church.
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. ...
Testimony: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and EducationTestimony of Richard M. Doerflinger on behalf of the Committee for Pro-Life Activiti...
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 ...
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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, ...
... a senior fellow at The Westchester Institute for Ethics the Human Person, spells out the simple, scientific facts of when human ... This human zygote seems to be very busy. Why do so many people believe a human persons life begins at a later stage? ... This brings up a frequently asked question that goes beyond when life begins. And that is: When does the right to life begin? ... human life begins." Vice President Joe Biden, another pro-abortion Catholic, told Brokaw he personally believes life begins at ...
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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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 ...
Although the definition of the beginning of life is rather difficult, Islamic teachings clarify that ensoulment - occurring ... 2009). Human life cycle and the Beginning of Life: An Islamic Perspective. Periodicum biologorum, 111 (3), 365-372. Preuzeto s ... "Human life cycle and the Beginning of Life: An Islamic Perspective." Periodicum biologorum, vol. 111, br. 3, 2009, str. 365-372 ... "Human life cycle and the Beginning of Life: An Islamic Perspective", Periodicum biologorum, vol.111, br. 3, str. 365-372, 2009 ...
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... 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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  • Vice President Joe Biden, another pro-abortion Catholic, told Brokaw he personally believes life begins at conception simply as a "matter of faith. (
  • Though often invoked by the Catholic Church for support, Thomas Aquinas in fact held that human life begins after conception, not at the moment of union. (
  • Some pro-life proponents hold that Aquinas' position is simply due to faulty biological knowledge, and if he knew what we know today about embryology, he would agree that human life begins at conception. (
  • 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. (
  • March 10, 2017 ( LiveActionNews ) -- The scientific community continues to prove that human life begins at conception (fertilization). (
  • Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being - a being that is alive and is a member of the human species. (
  • I accept what is biologically manifest-that human life commences at the time of conception. (
  • Each individual has a very neat beginning, at conception. (
  • By all criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception. (
  • The basic fact is simple: life begins not at birth, but conception. (
  • At the Senate hearings, 'Pro-abortionists, though invited to do so, failed to produce even a single expert witness who would specifically testify that life begins at any point other than conception or implantation. (
  • Although the definition of the beginning of life is rather difficult, Islamic teachings clarify that ensoulment - occurring after 40 or 120 days from conception - is a crucial point. (
  • He adds that while saying personhood begins at conception is a nice ideological statement, it can create some real life problems. (
  • Appearing to speak on behalf of the scientific community was a group of internationally-known geneticists and biologists who had the same story to tell, namely, that human life begins at conception - and they told their story with a complete absence of opposing testimony. (
  • Dr. Micheline M. Mathews-Roth, Harvard medical School, gave confirming testimony, supported by references from over 20 embryology and other medical textbooks that human life began at conception. (
  • It is incorrect to say that biological data cannot be decisive…It is scientifically correct to say that an individual human life begins at conception. (
  • The exact moment of the beginning of personhood and of the human body is at the moment of conception. (
  • I am no more prepared to say that these early stages represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty … is not a human being….I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception. (
  • Conception confers life and makes that life one of a kind. (
  • Seeing that twinning can occur as late as day 14 after conception and that such identical twinning will produce two individuals with different lives, this could be proposed as a pre-embryonic stage, i.e. the stage where the single individual person has not yet been determined. (
  • This was related to the view that the human soul did not enter the embryo until 40 days or so after conception, an understanding that was taken over from Aristotle. (
  • If so that puts it between 20 weeks after conception when we first measure intermittent starts in brain activity and 22 weeks after conception when that brain activity becomes sustained. (
  • If human life doesn't begin at conception, then what do you call it? (
  • What is the average strike rate of a successful conception becoming human life as it is perceived after birth? (
  • A new human life identifiable by his or her unique DNA is created at conception. (
  • The science is settled, it's not even a consensus, it is a unanimity, that human life begins at conception. (
  • So I hope the next time that someone wags their finger about science, they'll ask one of these leaders on the left: 'Do you agree with the consensus of scientists that say that human life begins at conception? (
  • Human life begins at conception and nobody is ever asked about whether they deny that. (
  • The blurb for the piece says, "'Science is settled … that human life beings at conception,' Sen. Rubio said. (
  • But I can see where the disingenuous idea comes from that textbooks define life as beginning at conception - it requires a leap off the page. (
  • They are the products of a technology that enables the conception, development, and birth of human life. (
  • Individuals concerned for the sanctity of life opposed this development on the grounds that human life begins at conception. (
  • Dear Pro-Choicers: Human Life Begins At Conception. (
  • I believe the potential for life begins at conception. (
  • We are supposed to believe, it seems, that the idea that human life begins at conception is merely a policy position, something up for debate, a scientific fact still vigorously debated in universities, labs, and medical conferences across the world. (
  • Human life begins at conception ("When an egg is fertilized," as the phrase goes). (
  • Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death. (
  • Duncan Hunter, California Congressman, is set to introduce a bill that declares "life begins at conception. (
  • Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life begins at conception. (
  • Fred Clark, previously in the blue for his excellent deconstruction of the Left Behind series and much more , has written a short history lesson on the Evangelical movement's surprisingly recent about-face on the subject of conception, abortion and the human soul. (
  • Occasionally a pro-choice person will give me a link to an article attempting to refute the idea that a new human organism begins to exist when the process of conception is successfully completed. (
  • In fact, the entire third paragraph is where he reveals why he doesn't like the idea that a new human life begins at conception. (
  • But after conception, the egg ceases to exist as an egg and becomes a zygote and begins growing and developing. (
  • A central issue is the life cycle, namely the origen of the living human being (pre-conception), the life on earth and the mission of life. (
  • Every human being starts developing well before birth, at the moment of conception. (
  • Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (
  • Fertilisation (by which we mean conception) marks the beginning of the human lifespan. (
  • Webster's dictionary says that "the human organism up to the third month after conception is called an embryo, thereafter a fetus. (
  • Catholic doctrine defines human life as beginning at conception. (
  • In their conception of what life means and how much control humans should be allowed to exert over it, many critics think this kind of genetic screening is a step too far. (
  • Amy shares why it makes sense to believe that a human has a soul at the moment of conception. (
  • Mary Hendrix, Professor of Anatomy at the University of Iowa, testified before Senator Harkins Committee on 18 July, 2001, endorsing the use of "spare" embryos and therapeutic human embryo clones for sources of stem cells for research. (
  • Whereas Grobstein applied his concept to all human embryos, it is simply not true. (
  • 6 However, the generation of human ES cells requires the destruction of early human embryos. (
  • The issue of when the human life begins is a very important subject since it has a significant impact on the decisions that we have to take in relation to human beings in development, particularly human embryos. (
  • The decisions that we take with respect to human beings in development, particularly in relation to intervention against human embryos are today the subject of debate. (
  • The primitive streak forms, classically the first sign of a nervous system and when some nations set the deadline for no longer using human embryos in experiments. (
  • These may include a woman's desire for an abortion, or a researcher's belief that his studies on embryos will benefit science and human health. (
  • Tim supports adult and cord blood stem cell research, but he opposes the use of taxpayer dollars for research on human embryos. (
  • He supports a ban on human cloning and on creation of human embryos solely for experimentation. (
  • Two years ago, when the public debate centered around culturing early human embryos in a petri dish, Senator Orrin Hatch and former Senator Connie Mack both said: "it's not a human life until it is in the uterus" [1]. (
  • He developed the method of reconstruction, that is, putting together descriptive drawings from sectioned human embryos to show a three dimensional structure. (
  • Eggs from the mother, oocytes, were artificially fertilized using sperm from the father.18 Multiple copies of these fertilized embryos were created because IVF often fails on the first few attempts.20 The process of creating an embryonic stem cell line starts with preparations for IVF. (
  • The only human embryos available for study before 1950 were those that had already died. (
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced Monday that he'll allow federal financing of medical research using stem cells from discarded human embryos, the vanguard of a broader effort to end what he calls a Bush-era "war on science. (
  • He said he'd never allow cloning of human embryos for medical research. (
  • In contemporary discussions of abortion, both sides argue well-worn positions, particularly concerning the question, When does human life begin? (
  • Anti-abortion advocates crafted Initiative 26, which defines personhood as 'every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof. (
  • We determine a human being by chromosome, so although they (abortion rights supporters) have all sorts of word games. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • To deny a truth [about when life begins] should not be made a basis for legalizing abortion. (
  • Under the light of these considerations our duty is to search for the exact time of ensoulment, in order to prevent us from terminating the lives of actual "human persons," namely by abortion or embryo research. (
  • This raises the same ethical questions and conflicts that are often heard when the ethics of abortion are discussed: Most people in the pro-life movement regard an embryo to be a full human person with a soul. (
  • See, you will not learn this - or much of anything else about the reality of abortion or unborn human life - from the media, but in fact there is consensus about when human lives begin. (
  • National Right to Life believes human life begins when an egg is fertilized, and several of the bill's other proponents have also been clear that they'd like to ban abortion altogether. (
  • Abortion, partial-birth abortion, in vitro fertilization, fetal tissue research, human embryo research, stem cell research, cloning and genetic engineering are core issues of Human Embryology. (
  • The lead editorial in the Arizona Daily Star of 26 January, 2003 states: A bill affirmed by the State Judiciary Committee requiring the gestational age of the unborn child be given to a woman before an abortion, was an "attempt to answer the emotionally charged question of when life begins. (
  • To begin, consider the language used by opposing sides of the abortion debate. (
  • For example, their self-selected descriptions of their position, "pro-life" and "anti-abortion," convey the immediate suggestion that the opposition is "anti-life" and "pro-abortion. (
  • As a moment's reflection should make clear, a "pro-choice" position by no means entails "anti-life" or "pro-abortion. (
  • How awkward it is for those who want to keep abortion "safe and legal" to confront the problem of when human life begins. (
  • For if the fetus is human life not a diseased appendix nor a tumor then abortion kills that human life and we concede the Hitlerian notion that some lives are not worthy to be lived. (
  • Since it is not human, therefore, abortion in the first trimester cannot possibly be seen as murder. (
  • Our continuing disagreements on fetal research, abortion or the nontreatment of seriously handicapped newborns result not from a lack of facts or want of shared principles, but from diverging visions of what it means to be human and of the nature and purpose of human life. (
  • 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. (
  • Beginning of life & the status of the embryo: ensoulment, abortion and assi. (
  • It's one that dates as far back as Galileo's clashes with the Roman Catholic Church and Darwin's theory of human evolution, and extends through the struggles over abortion during the last several decades. (
  • She is more rigid and ideological than even consistent anti-choice McCain, who is willing to entertain the idea of abortion in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. (
  • Palin said she would support abortion only if the mother's life was in danger. (
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother s life. (
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (
  • He also understands that abortion is a sacrifice that improves the parents life, or so it seems on paper. (
  • From fertilization to natural death, there exists an unbroken continuum of human development during which the person needs only oxygen, water, and nutrients to live and develop physically. (
  • Human development begins at fertilization when a sperm fuses with an oocyte to form a single cell, the zygote. (
  • Here are a few additional quotes from medical experts and textbooks on fetal development that prove that human life begins at the moment of fertilization. (
  • After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being. (
  • Considering basic human rights as decreed in Islam, there is an escalation in gaining these rights from fertilization up to delivery. (
  • Tipton says while a fertilized egg is necessary to make a person, fertilization alone is not enough to create a new human being. (
  • Dr. Joseph DeCook, executive director of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a group of about 2,500 members, said an embryo is a living human being at the moment of fertilization. (
  • She is wrong and in conflict with every textbook of Human Embryology and with the factual evidence known from in-vitro fertilization laboratories. (
  • In 1979 Clifford Grobstein, a frog embryologist, invented the term "preembryo" in his publication in Scientific American entitled: "External Human Fertilization" 7 . (
  • At this time the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Joseph Califano, Jr., had publicly called for an evaluation of the early human embryo because of the proliferation of in-vitro fertilization clinics and laboratories and he was worried about the moral status of what was essentially experimentation on the early human being. (
  • In the same article Grobstein also invented the term "individuation", and declared that because the early human embryo could divide into two (or more) "individuals" (identical twins - or what we call monozygotic twins [MZ]) prior to 14 days post-fertilization that "individuation" had not occurred. (
  • To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion…it is plain experimental evidence. (
  • When fertilization is complete, a unique genetic human entity exists. (
  • According to that report and the Warnock Report, which lay behind the 1990 Human Fertilization and Embryology Act, the pre-embryo stage is considered to last until 14 days after fertilization, 4 and the pre-embryo is to be respected, but not accorded absolute protection. (
  • In this article we discuss some of the more relevant biological evidence supporting the fact that beginning human life begins unquestionably at fertilization and the bioethical consequences. (
  • fertilization, beginning of human life, bioethics. (
  • For example, the biomedical advances related to in vitro fertilization, pre-implantation diagnosis, genetic engineering, human cloning (Santos, 2005), the use of maternal embryonic cells (Ventura-Juncá, 2009) and emergency contraceptives are procedures that make the contemporariness and importance of the issue very evident. (
  • After a 5-point list of life's characteristics from "a scientific textbook," this group's analysis concludes with "According to this elementary definition of life, life begins at fertilization, when a sperm unites with an oocyte. (
  • State Representative Barbara Hagan introduced her bill stating: "life begins at fertilization. (
  • Although the case for fertilization of the human oocyte by the human spermatozoon was made intuitively by observing the process in mammals more than 100 years ago, direct observation of the process in the human was made in about 1968. (
  • In this 2-part illustrated lecture, anatomist Dr. David Menton follows the marvelous embryological development of the human body in a progressive sequence from ovulation, the movement of the egg in the oviduct, fertilization, implantation, development of the placenta and finally the birth process itself. (
  • It found that 23% of infants are surviving at an astonishing 22 weeks gestation (20 weeks after fertilization) with treatment, but that many hospitals deliberately deny them life-saving medical treatment. (
  • The article The unscientific nature of the concept that "human life begins at fertilization, and why it matters (by Richard J. Paulson, M.D. ) was recently sent to me by someone and I'd like to address what is being said in the article. (
  • The fourth paragraph is where he begins discussing the science, and starts off by suggesting that saying a human life begins at fertilization "… is a categorical designation in conflict with the scientific observation that life is a continuum," and goes onto say that both sperm and egg cells are alive. (
  • When we say human life begins at fertilization , we are not denying that life is on a continuum. (
  • The scientific answer is that the embryo is a human being from the time of fertilization because of its human chromosomal constitution. (
  • In-vitro (literally, 'in glass') fertilization is the beginning of a new human being outside the mother's body. (
  • Human beings are not an exception. (
  • There are lots of fertilized eggs that never become human beings,' Tipton says. (
  • NEWSWEEK: Bush at right-to-life rally says all human beings begin life as a feces. (
  • NEWSWEEK reports that President Bush, appearing before a right-to-life rally in Tampa, Florida on June 17, 2004 stated: 'We must always remember that all human beings begin life as a feces. (
  • The lecture will ultimately consider the existential importance of these questions, and how human beings appear to have some inbuilt instinct or intuition that such questions are both important, and answerable - however provisionally. (
  • Indeed, when human beings, of any religious or political persuasion, have sex on the mind, logic, intellect and prudence are effectively swept away in the ensuing flood of emotions, ranging from lust, to envy, resentment and rage. (
  • One of the most bizarre and common arguments of the pro-aborts is that it's OK to murder the unborn up until a certain point in their development because they do not look like human beings. (
  • Human beings seek to reconcile their understanding of an all-powerful, loving God with the seemingly endless suffering around them. (
  • Religion, spirituality, health and medicine have common roots in the conceptual framework of relationship amongst human beings, nature and God. (
  • Does the fact that unborn children don't breathe air mean they aren't yet live human beings? (
  • Pro-choice arguments have shifted from arguing against the humanity of the unborn to arguing why killing these human beings is justified. (
  • In their latest edition of The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology , professors Keith Moore, TVN Persaud, and Mark Torchia shed significant light on the development of the human person - and they don't shy away from the reality of when life begins. (
  • He stated that the "initiation of life" by cloning is "a matter of religion and ethics", not of biology (or Human Embryology). (
  • They listen to scientists who are not human embryologists, create their own websites containing false information with a glossary of inaccurate definitions about human development, without ever consulting the facts of Human Embryology. (
  • The media is complicit with such revisions of the truth of Human Embryology, as there has yet to be an article published in the mainstream media by a human embryologist revealing the truth of Human Embryology and how wrong these non - human embryologists have been. (
  • His justification for these terms was predicated on false Human Embryology. (
  • First of all, those who devalue the early human embryo by Grobstein's logic never comment on what actually takes place in Human Embryology, which is that MZ twinning occurs in only 0.22% of all live births. (
  • Years ago, they became very political and ideological, and thus very flexible with science and human embryology. (
  • To pretend as if this is one hazy opinion among many, rather than an established fact underpinning the foundation of human biological science, is singularly bizarre, insofar as it does not square with what we know about allogamy, embryogenesis, embryology, mitosis, and everything else concerning the generative origin of our species. (
  • Further, it is unfortunate, but true, that much of the lay public has little background in basic reproductive biology, and even less in Human Embryology. (
  • The father of human embryology is generally regarded as Wilhelm His (1831-1904). (
  • Lonx Eloisida, Asst. Parish Priest and Youth Coordinator of National Shrine Mary Help of Christians, presided the Eucharistic Celebration last Feb. 4, 2018, Pro-life Sunday. (
  • The availability of embryonic stem (ES) cells isolated from human blastocysts may open novel avenues for medical treatment of otherwise incurable diseases. (
  • In an earlier paper 8 it was argued that human life begins when the newly formed body systems begin to function as a whole, towards the end of the embryonic stage. (
  • The icm is what all the fuss about human embryonic stem (hES) cells is about - the stem cells aren't the icm cells, but are cultured from them. (
  • This is the storybook future of human embryonic stem cell research. (
  • The major movement started in the early 1980s, when scientists derived the first embryonic stem cell line from mouse tissue. (
  • described the first process used to isolate 5 different human embryonic stem cell lines. (
  • While human embryonic stem cell research is still at a very early stage, the limitations put in place in 2001 will, over time, slow our ability to bring potential new treatments for certain diseases," Mr. Frist says, according to a text of the speech provided by his office Thursday evening. (
  • Obama's order lifted all of President George W. Bush's restrictions on research into stem cells, which can replicate indefinitely and differentiate into many cell types, and it allows "scientifically worthy human stem-cell research including human embryonic stem-cell research. (
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (
  • This new human cell (known as a zygote) has a unique molecular composition that's distinct from either the sperm or the egg. (
  • This human zygote seems to be very busy. (
  • In the human case the facts are as follows: A living sperm cell unites with a living egg cell, and the resultant living fertilized egg (or zygote) then goes on to divide into about 100-million-million cells. (
  • The DNA of a human zygote tells it to become a human being (under favorable conditions). (
  • I have to wonder how he is using the term "human life" here, because the newly created zygote/embryo is a unified whole human organism, with separate DNA, metabolism, and goal-oriented development that is entirely separate from the mother. (
  • The zygote is the beginning of a developing human. (
  • When they "marry" they make one completely new cell - the human embryo, zygote or conceptus - with 46 chromosomes carrying a fresh, unique combination of genes. (
  • Nathanson later stated, 'Modern technologies have convinced us that beyond question the unborn child is simply another human being, another member of the human community, indistinguishable in every way from any of us. (
  • A few years ago, a reporter asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: "Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being? (
  • At FiveThirtyEight, Aschwanden points out that the science underpinning the debate-that unborn humans can feel pain as early as 20 weeks-is disputed. (
  • According to this study journalists and media outlets give off the impression that scientists are "embroiled in a rip-roaring debate on whether or not humans [are] contributing to global warming. (
  • Recently, two different scientists, each of whom indirectly claimed to be a human embryologist, but who are not, testified before the President's Council on Bioethics. (
  • 1 Many philosophers and scientists have argued about the definition of personhood and when the beginning of a human individual's life occurs, however an acceptable explanation has not yet been provided. (
  • The process of generating a new human being has always been the object of particular fascination for philosophers and scientists throughout our history. (
  • London, Oct 30 (ANI): An international poll has come out with varied results on one of the most debatable questions among scientists when human life "begins" biologically? (
  • And surprisingly, the promise of miraculous and almost mythological medical healing is beginning to be professed by even the most skeptical scientists and experts. (
  • Entering this filed scientists have been remiss in failing to translate science into the terms that allow mankind to share their excitement of discovering life before birth. (
  • Before this, scientists had a hard time replicating the HCMV outside the human body. (
  • The finding, announced in the May 16 issue of the journal Nature, raises the tantalizing possibility that ancient life might be found deep underground not only within Earth, but in similar oases that may exist on Mars , the scientists who studied the water said. (
  • Still, scientists say it's far from certain that it will extend human life. (
  • He figures resveratrol will add a few extra years to his life -- and in the meantime, scientists will develop serious life extension technologies. (
  • Only a decade ago, most scientists thought humans had about 100,000 genes. (
  • In addition to reducing the count of human genes, scientists reported that the improved quality of the finished human genome sequence, compared with earlier drafts, provides a much clearer picture of certain phenomena such as duplication of DNA segments and the birth and death of genes. (
  • At the Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution three scientists speaking the city's Hall of Sessions told the international audience of the threat posed by modern microwave based technology to human life amide and environment of political and corporate corruption. (
  • I'm the author of several college-level textbooks, on human genetics, human anatomy and physiology, and intro biology. (
  • enabling researchers to first test new potential therapies in animals before humans," said Dr. Dalla-Favera, who is also the Percy and Joanne Uris Professor of Pathology and Professor of Genetics & Development at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. (
  • A doctor specializing in human genetics, she has degrees in medicine and chemistry and is a professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. (
  • genetics in general, the beginning of life reproductive technologies. (
  • Genetic instructions from each of the two individuals combine to form a unique individual, barely visible to the human eye. (
  • 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. (
  • This new analysis reduces that number even further and provides us with the clearest picture yet of our genome," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. "The availability of the highly accurate human genome sequence in free public databases enables researchers around the world to conduct even more precise studies of our genetic instruction book and how it influences health and disease. (
  • While the book's title suggests an exclusive focus on the healing aspects of genetic modification and human stem cell therapy, the text is much more than that: it is a roadmap for understanding the origins of such techniques, the current state of affairs in cellular and genetic therapies, the administrative landscape investigators must traverse in conducting research, and the areas in which we still need to make progress. (
  • The procedure on which Tina and Andreas Stark are pinning their hopes is called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PID, where an embryo is tested for possible life-threatening genetic defects before it is implanted into a woman's uterus. (
  • Modern humans' love affair with Neanderthals stretches back far longer than we thought, with a genetic analysis showing they interbred around 100,000 years ago. (
  • If the greatest good of the greatest number (i.e., the social good) were served by it, it would be justifiable not only to specialize the capacities of people by cloning or by constructive genetic engineering, but also to bio-engineer or bio-design para-humans or 'modified men' as chimeras (part animal) or cyborg-androids (part prostheses). (
  • Consequently, one of the most widely debated topics in the field of bioethics is to determine when human life begins , and particularly to define the biological status of the human embryo, particularly the early embryo, i.e. from impregnation of the egg by the sperm until its implantation in the maternal endometrium. (
  • One of the most controversial topics in modern bioethics, science, and philosophy is to try to pinpoint the beginning of an individual human life. (
  • Join us for the second masterclass in our Bioethics & Islam series, exploring ethical themes at the beginning of life. (
  • The resulting being is genetically human and alive, and therefore, by standard biological definition, a human being. (
  • The biological status of the early human embryo. (
  • In order to determine the nature of the human embryo, we need to know its biological, anthropological, philosophical, and even its legal reality. (
  • In our opinion, however, the anthropological, philosophical and legal reality of the embryo - the basis of its human rights - must be built upon its biological reality (see also HERE ). (
  • A 4 or 6 week prenatal human is not a fetus - the difference is not arbitrary, it has biological meaning. (
  • Jaclyn Friedman of Reproductive Biology Associates, the IVF clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, which commissioned the poll, said that the poll question asked respondents when human life began in a biological sense of being an original entity. (
  • Theres a clear divide of opinion based on religion and geography when it comes to the question of when biological life begins. (
  • If this strictly biological question is answered in the affirmative, we must further classify this living being as either human or non-human (there is no other possible classification). (
  • If this strictly biological question results in the preborn being classified as human, then we must answer the third and most complex question: Is this living human creature a person ? (
  • Before the 19th Century, before the facts of biological development were made clear, a folkish--but erroneous--view of human development supported the right to early abortions. (
  • He concludes the paragraph with, "[f]rom a biological perspective, no new life has been created," and he's right if we're using life as a category , like he is. (
  • You said the first step to understanding when a human person begins is to understand how a whole living being (an organism) differs from a clump of cells. (
  • So here are my selections of times at which a biologist might argue a human organism is alive. (
  • In the past, outbreaks have remained geographically confined to the regions where the organism that harbors them lives. (
  • We are saying that a new human life, meaning a new human organism , comes into existence. (
  • To begin with, we can agree, as pointed out by Mason and McCall Smith, that what constitutes the state of being a person, or personhood, is a moral decision. (
  • However, most people in the pro-choice movement regard the beginning of human personhood to occur much later in pregnancy. (
  • Every human being alive today and, as far as is known scientifically, every human being that ever existed, began his or her unique existence in this manner, i.e., as one cell. (
  • Scientifically speaking a fetus is a living human being. (
  • To say that the beginning of human life cannot be determined scientifically is utterly ridiculous. (
  • It is a statement of fact, and it can be scientifically shown--the embryo is alive, and it is human. (
  • The heart of the baby human is in the advanced stages of formation. (
  • These powerful quotes show that every human being is a unique, living person from the earliest stages. (
  • Irrespective of this, though, this need to define when human life begins (see our article is also due to the fact that during the early stages of human life - approximately during its first 14 days - this young embryo is subject to extensive and diverse threats that, in many cases, lead to its destruction (see HERE ). (
  • Today, synthesis between scientific data and hypotheses, philosophical thought, and issues in the humanities, has become pressing necessity in order to deal with ethical, juridical and social problems arising from man's interference in many aspects and stages of life. (
  • By extremely sophisticated methods we can identify the DNA of all human stages of development as human DNA. (
  • Therefore, say pro-lifers, we must recognize all developmental stages as human, and forbid killing at any stage. (
  • Here you will find descriptions of the stages of development of the new human being in his/her mother's womb. (
  • There are no known exceptions to this rule in the field of human biology. (
  • The question of when human life begins is for the field of biology. (
  • Life science textbooks from traditional publishers don't explicitly state when life begins, because that is a question not only of biology, but of philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, technology, and emotions. (
  • Nowadays dilemmas consider the respect of human life from the birth to death involving not just biology but other sciences also. (
  • Inventor and artificial intelligence theorist Ray Kurzweil has promoted life extension for years, and revisited the theme in his latest books, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and The Singularity Is Near, When Humans Transcend Biology . (
  • As part of his dissertation, Steve Jacobs surveyed biology professors at over 1,000 institutions around the world about when life begins. (
  • We start the course by learning a bit about the history and context of the development of recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology in the 1970s, the ethics and policy issues raised by that science, and how those issues remain with us today in synthetic biology. (
  • Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), A Brief History of Heaven (2002) and The Future of Christianity (2000). (
  • It has just 700 genes and is the first bacterial strain identified that cannot make its own amino acids - the building blocks for the proteins essential to life - but depends instead on a supply from its host. (
  • The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, led in the United States by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Department of Energy (DOE), today published its scientific description of the finished human genome sequence, reducing the estimated number of human protein-coding genes from 35,000 to only 20,000-25,000, a surprisingly low number for our species. (
  • The Nature publication provides rigorous scientific evidence that the genome sequence produced by the Human Genome Project has both the high coverage and accuracy needed to perform sensitive analyses, such as focusing on the number of genes, the segmental duplications involved in disease and the "birth" and "death" of genes over the course of evolution. (
  • When we analyzed the working draft of the human genome sequence three years ago, we estimated there were about 30,000 to 35,000 genes, which surprised many. (
  • One of the central goals of the effort to analyze the human genome is the identification of all genes, which are generally defined as stretches of DNA that code for particular proteins. (
  • According to the new findings, researchers have confirmed the existence of 19,599 protein-coding genes in the human genome and identified another 2,188 DNA segments that are predicted to be protein-coding genes. (
  • The task of identifying genes remains challenging, but has been greatly assisted by the finished human genome sequence, as well as by the availability of genome sequences from other organisms, better computational models and other improved resources. (
  • Access to uninterrupted stretches of sequenced DNA can greatly assist researchers hunting for genes and the neighboring DNA sequences that may regulate their activity, dramatically cutting the effort and expense required to find regions of the human genome that may contain small and often rare variants involved in disease. (
  • The temporal program of gene expression during a model physiological response of human cells, the response of fibroblasts to serum, was explored with a complementary DNA microarray representing about 8600 different human genes. (
  • We took a fresh look at the response of human fibroblasts to serum, using cDNA microarrays representing about 8600 distinct human genes to observe the temporal program of transcription that underlies this response. (
  • DNA microarray hybridization was used to measure the temporal changes in mRNA levels of 8613 human genes ( 3 ) at 12 times, ranging from 15 min to 24 hours after serum stimulation. (
  • Each microarray contained 9996 elements, including 9804 human cDNAs, representing 8613 different genes. (
  • 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? (
  • 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. (
  • Yearly, millions of women, driven in fear of the state not of man's ancient gods submit themselves to crude abortions at the hands of quacks, or attempt surgery on their own bodies to rid their agonized wombs of endoparasitic growths, which if unchecked, threaten their lives, their sanity, their existing families, their incomes and social futures. (
  • This makes god the ultimate abortionist and makes god morally culpable for the death of a human in spontaneous and deliberate abortions. (
  • Starting in the mid-1850s, humans began living longer due, researchers believe, to improvements in living conditions, nutrition, income levels and medicine. (
  • Grouping them by birth year into what are called birth cohorts the researchers found that as public health efforts led to less exposure to infectious diseases during childhood, people started living longer and better. (
  • 3 Based on their analysis of the Italian birth and death records, the researchers concluded that human death rates rise exponentially up to about age 80, then decelerate slightly, and plateau for ages 105 and beyond. (
  • The second group of researchers then showed that increasing the population of humans aged 105 and beyond to more than 10,000 individuals did little, if anything, to enhance the maximum life span. (
  • This statistic affirms the three researchers ' conclusion that augmenting the population of humans age 105 and beyond does little, if anything, to enhance maximum human life spans. (
  • Two researchers, Caleb Finch and Malcolm Pike, showed that if the degree of mortality rate slowdown achieved in all these experiments is applied to humans, the median human life expectancy would approach, but not attain, 120 years. (
  • New life-enhancing devices are being developed, patented and deployed by HHS researchers in collaboration with the Office of Technology Commercialization. (
  • Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have created the first mouse model that develops a lymphoma the same way that humans do. (
  • In the paper, researchers describe the final product of the Human Genome Project, which was the 13-year effort to read the information encoded in the human chromosomes that reached its culmination in 2003. (
  • Human development is a continuous process that begins when an oocyte from a female is fertilized by a sperm from a male. (
  • The purpose of the present study was therefore to determine when, in the course of normal development, a human being begins to exist. (
  • 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. (
  • If anybody knows the origin and development of human life, they should. (
  • Endocannabinoid receptors are present as early as 14 weeks gestation and appear to serve a variety of roles in human development. (
  • The invention of hand lenses and the microscope facilitated studies of the chick embryo by Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694), but also gave rise to one of the most profound errors in describing human development, that of the homunculus. (
  • What does the embryological development of the human body tell us about our Creator? (
  • Regardless to remarkable scientific development, curiosity, and speculations dating back to Hippocrates, life before birth still remains a big secret. (
  • The development of active compounds that can efficiently fight microbial infections and cancer are of utmost importance for food security and human health, two main challenges for Europe. (
  • Infants will be fed human milk or formulas with or without supplemental LCPUFAs as part of a study to evaluate the effect of EFAs on CNS functional development. (
  • Surely, evolution is about the origin and development of life-forms on earth - what has this got to do with religion? (
  • This advancement has the potential to significantly speed the development of new, improved therapies for diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common type of human B cell lymphoma. (
  • Just the Science: When does human life begin? (
  • As shown here, the close matching between Qur'an, the word of Allah, and science, the deeds of Allah, poses no major conflicts in defining the start of human life. (
  • Unfortunately nature and science are messy and defy attempts to create human categories. (
  • When does a theory of science begin? (
  • In a paper published in the Sept. 17 issue of the journal Science, Caleb Finch and Eileen Crimmins firmly link this gradual yet steady increase in human life span to lower childhood rates of exposure to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. (
  • The lecture will consider the general relation of science and faith, including reflecting on the current status of the "warfare" model, before moving on to consider more reliable accounts, including "multiple maps of reality" (Mary Midgley), "multiple narratives about life" (Christian Smith) and "multiple levels within reality" (Roy Bhaskar). (
  • Born in Belfast, Professor McGrath began his university studies in the field of science, achieving a First Class Honours in Chemistry (specialising in Quantum Theory), followed by a doctorate in molecular biophysics, both at the University of Oxford. (
  • Now, a recent exchange of papers in the journal Science establishes that there is indeed a hard limit to how long we humans can live-a limit that is in perfect accord with what was written in Genesis nearly 3,500 years ago. (
  • While it is always risky to predict the future, it is safe to say this: Knowledge, research, information and occupations relating to health science, human behaviors, and the quality of life will continue to grow in importance for a global society in an age of accelerated change in an uncertain world. (
  • It's the exact same story with human growth hormone: The science came out, wasn't evaluated, and subsequently we discovered problems. (
  • I am pro-life," Mr. Frist says in the speech, arguing that he can reconcile his support for the science with his own Christian faith. (
  • Expedition 10 -- the 10th science research mission on the International Space Station -- is scheduled to begin in October 2004, when the 10th crew arrives at the Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. (
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2016) -A new investigational drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being readied for human clinical trials in search of the world's first treatment to impede the progression of Parkinson's disease , following publication of research findings today in the journal Science Translational Medicine . (
  • There are moments when religions and science have clashed," said David Masci, a senior research fellow at the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life. (
  • Interweaving present-day explorations with a history of past attempts to study what it means to be human Stiff is a deliciously dark investigations for readers of popular science as well as fans of the macabre. (
  • The course will begin with a short history of recombinant DNA technology and how governance of that science developed and evolved, and progress through a series of areas of application of synbio. (
  • The central question in this Mississippi controversy is when does human life begin? (
  • There's no question at all when human life begins," said DeCook, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist. (
  • The question you have to focus on, is when does meaningful, valuable human life begin? (
  • In 1981 (April 23-24) a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee held hearings on the very question before us here: When does human life begin? (
  • We thought that the question of when human life begins requires the essential aid of different forms of knowledge. (
  • Isn't the answer to this question obviously related to its opposite: when does human life end? (
  • It's actually a fascinating and important scientific question worthy of funding and long-term study: given the same precursor lifeforms and similar or identical conditions, will life evolve along the same evolutionary course as it has on Earth? (
  • It does get us nowhere, but asking the real question-- does that human life have no Human worth-- results in folks melting down and calling you a fascist. (
  • 3) In this real debate the question 'when does life begin' is relevant, even if you can dismiss it with scientific semantics. (
  • Now, if you want to change the question to when does a human become a person -- which, phrased in more legal terms, would be at what point does a human gain legal protection -- then you've come back to the exact point she made in this post, that the argument right now is off based and will get us nowhere. (
  • The question of whether every 'human being' is morally relevant and consequently worthy of the respect owing to a human person is for the competence of anthropology and ethics. (
  • Being a biologist, a textbook author, and a mother, I've thought a great deal about the question of when a human life begins. (
  • I know that I might have posted about this topic one too many times however I wanted to follow up on what others are talking about when the question is asked: When does human life begin? (
  • Every one of these issues has been reduced to a question of when human life begins. (
  • Proper answer to the question "How to define human life? (
  • The question lawmakers should ask is, "When does a human life begin? (
  • Emphasis on the adjective "human" changes the inquiry to a question of definition. (
  • 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. (
  • Unfortunately, this argument just moves the transcendental goal posts backwards a few yards, begging the question 'Why is human flourishing a good thing? (
  • Qur'an demonstrating that human life is a continuum. (
  • Every human being begins life as a single cell, formed when father's sperm fertilises mother's egg. (
  • With the exception of a doctor's determination that the mother's life would end if the pregnancy continued. (
  • The mother's life ? (
  • Therefore, a dead preborn human ex utero bears no resemblance whatever to a living embryo. (
  • I see what you're say but to be fair Sam Harris's claim is very different since he's claiming a child in utero is not a life while a young already born baby is a life. (
  • It does no one any good trying to assert that a human embryo or fetus is not a human life. (
  • During the first trimester, the fetus is not human. (
  • The oviduct or Fallopian tube is the anatomical region where every new life begins in mammalian species. (
  • This instant marks our beginning as a unique member of the human species. (
  • McLean's team has now shown that this RNA belongs to a bacterium that lives on another species, Actinomyces odontolyticus . (
  • We might find that these species have an important role in human diseases. (
  • Because the parents are human - belonging to the species Homo sapiens - the new being is also human. (
  • This toxic species lives mostly in oceans and only recently has invaded freshwater environments. (
  • Previously, anthropologists thought the two species first met when modern humans, Homo sapiens , left Africa 65,000 years ago. (
  • The only way modern human DNA could've found its way into the Neanderthal was, well, sex between the species, 100,000 years ago. (
  • Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms. (
  • The preborn baby's heart begins to beat. (
  • In the case of the preborn, many societies today have decided that its members' quality of life is more important than the mere existence of human life. (
  • Closing those gaps will require more research and new technologies, rather than industrial-scale efforts like those employed by the Human Genome Project. (
  • In previous work, the team had identified a type of bacterium that infects some members of the archaea - a different type of single-celled life that is genetically distinct from bacteria, but similar in its lack of a true cell nucleus and other complex cell machinery. (
  • Dr. Dalla-Favera and his research team genetically engineered mice to produce a mutant BCL6 gene, showing the specific role of this gene in its pathogenesis and displaying most of the critical features of the corresponding human tumor. (
  • PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel recently donated $3.5 million to the Methuselah Foundation , the longevity research organization created by Aubrey de Grey, a computer programmer who claims that humans could live for 1,000 years. (
  • The fact that there is life, and it is human, is not 'semantics. (
  • Yet, opposing that bill, Representative Peter Allen, Democrat, declared it is still a matter of semantics as to when life begins. (
  • 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. (
  • or life-endangering maternal condition. (
  • In less than a second, an entirely new human cell comes into existence. (
  • Benedict deals with the topic of eternal life, explaining that it is not a mere prolongation of existence but the blissful completion of life. (
  • As the only available intellectual framework that could provide a comprehensive understanding of the forces governing existence and also guidance for right conduct in life, religion ineluctably conditioned all aspects of ancient Mesopotamian civilization. (
  • Mississippi residents vote Tuesday on a controversial ballot initiative that seeks to define a fertilized human egg as a person with full legal rights. (
  • Ensoulment: When Does Human Life Begin? (
  • If you bracket out the concept of ensoulment, it seems that perhaps a good criteria is the beginning of sentience, which has been argued to be day 14 post-fert with the appearance of the primitive streak. (
  • Dean Alan Mathios and members of the Human Ecology community talk about the mission of the college and its evolution from home economics roots. (
  • The study, published in the journal Evolution , adds to the emerging view that microbes often have active social lives. (
  • The findings also add new weight to theories that all human life began in Africa. (
  • This theory contends that homo sapiens, the modern form of human life, is descended from a population of ancestors who migrated out of Africa about 100,000 years ago. (
  • More than 100,000 years ago, modern humans ventured out of Africa and proceeded to bump uglies with Neanderthals as they went. (
  • Scenario of interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals: Neanderthal DNA in present-day humans outside Africa originates from interbreeding that occurred 47,000 - 65,000 years ago (green arrow). (
  • In late 1997, a disease outbreak began in East Africa. (
  • He boldly admitted that this term was conceived in order to reduce "the status" of the early human embryo. (
  • The loss of early human life in IVF procedures was bad enough, but the idea that these individuals would become laboratory subjects on a par with mice and guinea pigs was positively ghoulish. (
  • Benedict starts by quoting St. Paul's reminder to the early Church community that before converting to Christianity, they were "without hope and without God in the world" (Epistle to the Ephesians 2:12). (
  • Josephine, an African saint who lived her early life as a slave, converted to Catholicism after finding "the great hope" which had "redeemed" her. (
  • Benedict then draws on early Christian sarcophagi representations of Jesus as philosopher and shepherd to illustrate that Christian hope extends beyond this life on earth. (
  • Present evidence suggests that the parent essential fatty acids (EFA), linoleic acid (18:2 w-6) and a-linolenic acids (18:3 w-3) are insufficient to fully satisfy EFA nutrition during early life in the human. (
  • This new study suggests some modern humans made the move early, encountered - and had sex with - Neanderthals, then went extinct. (
  • This 'gene flow' fits with recent evidence that modern humans made their way to southern China as early as 120,000 years ago. (
  • Pregnancy begins when the embryo is implanted on the uterine wall, he said. (
  • 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. (
  • In other words: Consensus exists (if not unanimously), and the consensus is that uterine implantation is the moment at which pregnancy begins. (
  • Pro choice" is, of course, quite consistent with "pro-life," as it calls for protection of the lives of the women endangered by an untimely or medically counter-indicated pregnancy. (
  • That becomes very clear when he asserts that "handling an embryo with the potential to produce a pregnancy is not the same as handling a human life. (
  • Ellis' cervix was already starting to change, as it should when the babies were ready to be delivered, but the boys were much too young to survive. (
  • 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. (
  • The assessment confirms that the finished sequence now covers more than 99 percent of the euchromatic (or gene-containing) portion of the human genome and was sequenced to an accuracy of 99.999 percent, which translates to an error rate of only 1 base per 100,000 base pairs - 10 times more accurate than the original goal. (
  • But a new study shows the affair began 100,000 years ago, much earlier than we thought. (
  • An international team led by Martin Kuhlwilm from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany found traces of human DNA mixed in 100,000-year-old Neanderthal fossils found in Siberian mountains. (
  • Modern human DNA in Neanderthals is likely a consequence of earlier contact between the two groups roughly 100,000 years ago (red arrow). (
  • Maureen Condic, a senior fellow at The Westchester Institute for Ethics the Human Person, spells out the simple, scientific facts of when human life begins. (
  • When does a human person begin? (
  • Therefore, his reasoning was that because the "individual" was not present, ergo, the human being, or as he put it, the "person" was not present. (
  • 4 When the body meets with the soul, what results is a human person, with all the attendant rights, especially the basic right to life. (
  • Thus, killing a recently fertilized embryo is not seen as the murder of a human person. (
  • 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. (
  • Accepting embryo/foetus as the person opened new set of questions about its personality and human rights. (
  • Even as the search for the best person to lead the college went forward, Ladisch initiated a college-wide collaborative process to create the first HHS strategic plan that now serves as its own prescription for success: Informing people's behavioral choices, improving their health and enhancing their quality of life. (
  • They discuss the needs of the human person, outlining what it means to be human, both as an individual and as part of a community. (
  • As a person of faith, I believe we are called to care for each other and work to ease human suffering," he said. (
  • Is a Fetal Human Being a Person? (
  • The very probability that we may be faced with a human person in the full sense constitutes, in my opinion, an absolute veto against any type of [in-vitro] experimentation. (
  • One's quality of life is defined as the degree of well-being felt by a person or a group of persons. (
  • In April 2014, Walker Colt P. was born at 26-weeks and spent his first three months of life in a North Carolina neonatal intensive care unit. (
  • Primary cultured fibroblasts from human neonatal foreskin were induced to enter a quiescent state by serum deprivation for 48 hours and then stimulated by addition of medium containing 10% FBS ( 2 ). (
  • 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. (
  • The life cycle of mammals begins when a sperm enters an egg. (
  • 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. (
  • According to Rasko and Power, Macchiarini failed to test his artificial airways in animals before implanting them in three human patients, and he did not apply for approval from an institutional review board or other ethics committee, despite the fact that Stockholm's board was housed at the Institute. (
  • In fact, the entire plan includes the regulatory apparatus that we've got the ability to use at Health and Human Services that the previous administration used significantly. (
  • While the Amer family lived a fairly peaceful life until 2003, the situation started to change significantly with the construction of the annexation wall in 2003. (
  • So perhaps it's no surprise that in all this chaos, humans significantly outperform machines. (
  • This could compel women to carry to term pregnancies that jeopardize their health and lives, and undermine women's reproductive autonomy and equality. (
  • The U.N. Human Rights Committee is a champion for women's fundamental human rights, and we are confident the committee will do everything in its power to protect the well-being of women worldwide by rejecting efforts to deny access to critical health services. (
  • However, states continue to violate their human rights obligations and put women's lives and health in grave danger in the name of protecting a fetus. (
  • Many citizens of the nations possessing advanced health-care systems believe that human life is all important, not for secular reasons alone, but because life has an inherent, God-given sanctity (Major, 1989). (
  • As the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) celebrates its third anniversary, 2013 is proving to be a pivotal year. (
  • A new health and human sciences building under construction will open in 2014 in the University's emerging Life and Health Sciences Corridor. (
  • After an exhaustive nationwide search, Christine Ladisch was formally named the first dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences in January after serving as the college's inaugural dean since the college launched in July 2010. (
  • We have hired 44 incredibly talented new faculty members, recruited high-ability, motivated students and continue to develop high-impact programs centered on improving human health and well-being,' Ladisch says. (
  • If we do this right, HHS will be the 'go to' source for cutting-edge research and academic programs in the realm of human health and well-being. (
  • Get Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations: A Strategic Approach now with O'Reilly online learning. (
  • Although the salutogenic theory stems from the sociology of health, it has been at the leading edge of a range of academic movements emphasizing human strengths and not just weaknesses, human capacities and not just limits, well-being and not just illness (Mittelmark, 2008). (
  • More specialised solutions for human health problems are in our specialised health topics . (
  • Let's go to the White House right now, where Sean Spicer is introducing the secretary of Health and Human Services and the director of the Office of Management and Budget, getting their reaction to the Congressional Budget Office report. (
  • So with that, let me turn it over to Dr. Tom Price, the secretary of Health and Human Services. (
  • In 2000 The Ramazzini Institute signed an agreement to cooperate with the National Toxicology Program, an inter-agency program which operates under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (
  • Future research into the social side of toxic algae could open up new approaches to control or counteract toxic algal blooms, which can pose serious threats to human health and wipe out local fisheries, for example. (
  • The algae produce toxins that are deadly to fish but so far have not been shown to threaten the health of humans or cattle. (
  • If health officials knew that heavy rains were coming, they would have time to prevent RVF illnesses in animals and humans. (
  • Public health professionals can now work with animal health professionals to vaccinate animals, and as a result, fewer humans will be infected with RVF. (
  • Those who argue that that embryo can be destroyed with impunity will have to prove that this newly created life is not human. (
  • The fact is that no human embryologist has ever been invited to testify before any Presidential Council or Commission. (
  • 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. (
  • Benedict sees "a distinguishing mark of Christians the fact that they have a future: it is not that they know the details of what awaits them, but they know in general terms that their life will not end in emptiness. (
  • Out of the 650 votes polled in, only 22.7pct of voters selected fertilisation as the point when human life begins. (
  • At fertilisation this human embryo is about 0.1mm in diameter. (
  • The colouring of hair, skin and eyes, the sex of the new human being, and factors influencing height and build, are determined at fertilisation by information on the DNA. (
  • Medical views: When does human life begin? (
  • Human life and medical practice / J.K. Mason. (
  • A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates widespread discriminatory denial of life-preserving medical treatment to premature infants based on fear that if assisted to live they might have disabilities - in defiance of protective federal law. (
  • Cells Are The New Cure , written by Robin Smith, MD, and Max Gomez, PhD, is a book about the history of medical research on cells, both human and non-human, and recent developments in these techniques that have made cellular medicine one of the most promising fields for therapeutic exploration. (
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (
  • [8] With advances in medical technology courts have adopted irreversible cessation of all brain function as marking the end of life. (