quote: We can accept that the embryo is a living thing in the fact that it has a beating heart, that it has its own genetic system within it. It’s clearly human in the sense that it’s not a gerbil, and we can recognize that it is human life… the point is not when does human life begin, but when does it really begin to matter?
quote: "The beginning of a single human life is from a biological point of view a simple and straightforward matter – the beginning is conception."
quote: "By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception."
quote: "I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception."
quote: "After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being. [It] is no longer a matter of taste or opinion...it is plain experimental evidence. Each individual has a very neat beginning, at conception."
quote: "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."
quote: religious idiots