Comment: An embryo is not a "potential life"

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An embryo is not a "potential life"

It IS a life.

"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." -Professor Micheline Matthews-Roth, Harvard University Medical School

"After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being. [It] is no longer a matter of taste or is plain experimental evidence. Each individual has a very neat beginning, at conception." -Dr. Jerome LeJeune, Professor of Genetics, University of Descartes

"I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception." -Dr. Alfred M. Bongioanni, Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, University of Pennsylvania

"By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception." -Professor Hymie Gordon, Mayo Clinic

"The beginning of a single human life is from a biological point of view a simple and straightforward matter – the beginning is conception." -Dr. Watson A. Bowes, University of Colorado Medical School

“As an O.B. doctor of thirty years, and having delivered 4,000 babies, I can assure you life begins at conception." -Ron Paul


"Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." -Ronald Reagan

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien