Is there any scientific evidence that proves that life does begin at conception?
- PaulLv 66 months ago
Obviously. Science 101 tells us "The life of an individual organism of any sexually reproducing species begins at the moment of fertilization of the ovum by a spermatozoan. At that moment a new individual, genetically distinct from either parent, comes into existence".
- MattLv 46 months ago
Egg cells are alive before they reach the uterus and sperm cells are alive before they get 'injected'
So what do you mean by life begining?
- CowboyLv 66 months ago
You're asking for a scientific definition of life to solve your political abortion dilemma?
Too bad for you - a zygote is not a human, a fetus is not a human, a pulsating cardiac cell is not a heart, until birth, there is no politics, no people. But long after birth - when these now adult people need medical attention, will you support their access to medical care, even if they have no money? If you can't support adults, it's pointless to support unborn children.
- Bulldog reduxLv 76 months ago
This isn't a matter of science, it's a matter of lexical semantics. It's not an argument about science, it's an argument about the definitions of words. If you want to get scientific, life began only once about 3.8 billion years ago, and it's been handed down in an endless chain ever since.Source(s): Biologist
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- Anonymous6 months ago
Tell me; how much would you sell me one of your eyeballs for? A million? Two?
I believe your answer is that you would not consider any price for your eyeball.
Then how much more valuable is one human life?
And if what is forming in the womb, is not a human, then what is it?
If not at conception, when then does life enter the womb? Tell us if you know, so that we too may have the knowledge.
Your baby's heart starts beating only 22 days after she is conceived. She is a living soul from the get-go, and her body forms around it.
- 6 months ago
Yes, life does begin at conception, but it’s only cellular life (a zygote in this case) and has no “conscious life” per say.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 76 months ago
No there isn't. For many years Pro Lifers were not sure exactly where they should determine that life begins. The decision that once the egg is fertilized, life is begun, served as a stake in the ground that Pro Lifers could rally around. But it's not in the Bible, it's not a technical fact. In fact it was a POLITICAL decision, not one based on faith. It allowed the GOP to co-opt the US fundamentalist/evangelical Christian movement and warp it to their own political purposes.
Just for a moment, consider an alternative. Suppose they had decided that life begins when brain waves begin. Before that, you have no consciousness, no fear or pain, no personality. When someone's brain waves cease, we call that -death-. Nobody has ever come back from brain death! So why not consider the other end of brain activity as the beginning of life?
This happens around 10 weeks, so setting this as the standard would allow a woman 6-8 weeks to learn she's pregnant (because it takes that long), then another week or two to talk to her husband, her pastor, her doctor, and make a decision. First trimester abortion, cheap, quick, safe. After that you'd need a good decision.
How reasonable! But the whole point of the Republican Pro Life thing is NOT to be reasonable. No temporary compromises that might greatly reduce abortion (and its danger) while we try to change peoples' minds. They deliberately DESIGNED this issue to be insoluble, so they could get the maximum political mileage out of it. 40 years now.
- Anonymous6 months ago
As the brain is the seat of consciousness, there is actually evidence to the contrary.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Yes. There is human DNA present from conception. In spite of the liberal pro-abortion media, science is actually favoring the pro-life side. Furthermore, only about 7 percent of gynecologists in the US will even perform an abortion!
The good news for those who have had an abortion is that they haven't committed an unforgivable sin. Jesus Christ paid for ALL our sins on the cross (John 1:29).
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute. Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave (1 Cor. 15:3-4). The Bible is clear that salvation is not by our good works. The only condition for receiving everlasting life is to believe in Jesus for that free gift! It really is that simple.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).
- Ernest SLv 76 months ago
So you are saying that which is conceived is dead?