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Re: “Abortion ruling: Worst part blocked, but religious right still wins

So let me ask you this. On the issue of when a human being begins his own biological life you would rather know what I think than those who are experts trained in the field of biology and medicine? The previous blogger was saying the issue of the fetus status as a human being was a religious opinion. I thought he would like to see that such is not the case by quoting those far more knowledgeable than I am. I would rather you address the facts presented from those who know more than I on the question at hand. My opinion is seeking to be informed from a scientific perspective rather than my feelings which are irrelevant on this particular issue. Either a fetus is a human being or not. Biologists and scientists answer in the affirmative. Providing that information in an logical manner is "harmful" to no one The issue of VALUE of a fetus is more of a religious issue. The issue of human staus of a fetus has long been resolved.

Posted by Smitty on 11/01/2011 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Abortion ruling: Worst part blocked, but religious right still wins

It is Scientists, not religion, that has clearly and repeatedly affirmed that human life begins at conception. It is the 1973 Supreme Court, NOT SCIENTISTs, who disregarded their affirmation. In 1981, the United States Congress conducted hearings to answer the question, "When does human life begin?" A group of internationally known scientists appeared before a Senate judiciary subcommittee.13 The U.S. Congress was told by Harvard University Medical School’s Professor Micheline Matthews-Roth, "In biology and in medicine, it is an accepted fact that the life of any individual organism reproducing by sexual reproduction begins at conception...."14

Dr. Watson A. Bowes, Jr., of the University of Colorado Medical School, testified that "the beginning of a single human life is from a biological point of view a simple and straightforward matter—the beginning is conception. This straightforward biological fact should not be distorted to serve sociological, political or economic goals."15

Dr. Alfred Bongiovanni of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School noted: "The standard medical texts have long taught that human life begins at conception
See Landrum Shettles, Rites of Life:The Scientific Evidence for Life Before Birth,1983, p. 114 and The Subcommittee on Separation of Powers,Report to senate Judiciary Committee S-158,97th Congress, 1rst session,1981.
One may choose to willfully ignore this fact, but to deny it is a matter of clear rationalization.

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Posted by Smitty on 10/27/2011 at 6:21 PM

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