When Does Human Life Begin? What Do Medical Doctors Say?

      • Dr. Alfred Bongioanni (University of Pennsylvania):

        "I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception."
      • Dr. Jerome LeJeune (University of Descartes):

        "after fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being."
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In 1981, a United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee invited experts to testify on the question of when life begins. All of the following quotes come directly from the official government record of their testimony. At this session, those who favor abortion were invited to bring expert witness to testify that life begins at any points other than conception or implantation. However, only one witness said that no one can tell when life begins.

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