When Life Begins – a medical view

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We can approach abortion from many perspectives: Biological, embryological, genetic, philosophical, social and economic, at the very least. As for the first three – my approach as a scientist, physician, surgeon, and simply someone who finished medical school, is factual.

There is no more pivotal moment in the subsequent growth and development of a human being than when 23 chromosomes of the father join with 23 chromosomes of the mother to form a unique, 46-chromosomed individual, with a gender, who had previously simply not existed. Period. No debate.

A wonderful article by Dr. Fritz Baumgartner – a thorough look at medical considerations of human life and abortion.

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2 Responses to When Life Begins – a medical view

  1. Hi Laura – good reference – I still have to fill you in on SLED argument – or as I’m referring to it now bioSLED.

  2. Kim says:

    Never, better said. The truth has been spoken.

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