Life Begins at Conception According to Medical Science

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The Science is in and It is Conclusive

Medical Science has long understood when a new, self-determining, unique human life begins. It begins at fertilization, also called conception; the coming together of the sperm and the ovum.

This is not religious thought or opinion—it is settled science.

This “product of conception,” a euphemism used by the pro-abort side to distract us from reality, is a new organism. Its DNA is unique from its mother and father. It is human. If allowed to mature, it will never become a fish, bird or animal—it is and always will be a human.

Most other arguments are distractions or distortions.

  • Pregnancy does not occur until implantation—Wrong! No matter how one defines pregnancy, the new, unique, distinctive human life begins at fertilization. Implantation is simply a stage on the continuum of life of that human.
  • Okay, it might be a human life, but it is not yet a human being, not yet a person—Wrong! Since when does one person decide when another human organism is a human being? The Nazis tried that regarding Jews. So did the newly-founded United States regarding slaves from Afric. The world’s history is filled with such examples of injustice.
  • Well this question is best left between a woman and her doctor, you should not force your morality on me—Wrong! We force (legislate) morality all the time. Just look at our laws.
  • All you Catholics care about is the unborn “child” and not the mother… and certainly not the “child” after it is born—Wrong! We care about BOTH the unborn child and the mother… equally. And anyone who has eyes to see has to acknowledge the unrivaled charitable and social justice activities of the Catholic Church and its members.

You get the idea. The reality is far different from how it is portrayed by those who favor abortion. It is actually the Catholic Church with the science on its side. It is the pro-abortion crowd that often speaks, not with science, but with emotion and, dare I say, blind faith to the secular deity of self.

What is even more frightening is the trend by many over the past few decades who acknowledge the science yet argue in favor of abortion anyway.  God save us all.

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on “privacy” in Roe v. Wade opened the floodgates on the killing of tens of millions of unborn children in the U.S. alone. We must not become numb to this. We must not despair. Pray, pray and pray some more. And become involved in the pro-life movement.

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two married children and three grandchildren.

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