At Conception, It Is Only a Single Cell

      • Claim:
        • Fertilized eggs are single cells, like blood cells or other parts of the body
      • Rebuttal:
        • This single cell is unique from both the fatherís and motherís cells and is the beginning of every new human being
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Embryonic stem cell proponents claim that a fertilized egg is just a single cell - like any other cell of the human body and is only "potential life". However, this single cell is alive by any biological definition of life and defines the beginning of each new human being. This single cell is unique from both the father's and mother's cells, so it cannot be defined as just an ordinary cell.
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