Additional Source #12 – Article

“[S]cience is clear. That when there is conception that that is a human life in the early stages of its total development”12 12Scott, E., Marco Rubio defends abortion stance: Human life begins at conception, CNN, Aug. 7, 2015, https://www.cnn.com/2015/08/07/politics/marco-rubio-abortion-republican-debate-gop/index.html.

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Additional Source #13 – Article

“The majority of our group could find no point in time between the union of sperm and egg, or at least the blastocyst stage, and the birth of the infant at which point we could say that this was not a human life.”13 13The Conclusion from The First International Conference on Abortion (Oct. 1967), cited…

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Additional Source #14 – Article

“Life begins at conception. Because of that, every life must be valued.”14 14Daines forms first ‘pro-life caucus’ in U.S. Senate, KRTV, Jan. 19, 2019, https://www.krtv.com/news/montana-politics/2019/01/19/daines-forms-first-pro-life-caucus-in-u-s-senate.

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Additional Source #15 – Peer-Reviewed Article

“[Pre-Roe] laws reflected an ethical consensus, not based solely on religious tradition, but also on scientific evidence that human life begins at conception”15 15Meehan, M., Abortion and the “Consistency Thing”, The Human Life Review, Winter 1981, p. 60.

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Additional Source #2 – Peer-Reviewed Article

“[T]he life of a new human being commences at a scientifically well-defined event; the fusion of the plasma membranes of sperm and egg… it is a matter of objective, scientific observation”2 2Condic, M.L., When Does Human Life Begin? The Scientific Evidence and Terminology Revisited, 8 U. St. Thomas J.L. & Pub. Pol’y, 2013, p. 44-81,…

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Additional Source #3 – Article

“The results of Jacobs’ global survey of academic biologists was astonishing in its consensus: ‘Overall, 95% of all biologists affirmed the biological view that a human’s life begins at fertilization (5212 out of 5502)’”3 3Hammer, J., HAMMER: A World-Renowned University Suppressed Important Abortion Research. Here’s The Full Story, Daily Wire, 2019, https://www.dailywire.com/news/hammer-world-renowned-university-suppressed-josh-hammer.

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Additional Source #4 – Article

“[T]he immediate product of sexual human reproduction is a new living genetically unique single-cell human organism, human being, human embryo, human zygote, human individual”4 4Irving, D.N., What Human Embryo?: Funniest Mental Gymnastics from Medicine and Research, Catholic Culture, https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=6373.

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Additional Source #5 – Article

“I found that 5,337 biologists (96%) affirmed that a human’s life begins at fertilization”5 5Jacobs, S., I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn’t Popular, Quillette, 2019, https://quillette.com/2019/10/16/i-asked-thousands-of-biologists-when-life-begins-the-answer-wasnt-popular.

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Additional Source #6 – Article

“[A] new human embryo, the starting point for a human life, comes into existence with the formation of the one-celled zygote”6 6Life Begins at Fertilization, Princeton University, https://www.princeton.edu/~prolife/articles/embryoquotes2.html.

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Additional Source #7 – Article

“A new human organism begins to exist when the process of fertilization is successfully completed”7 7Life Begins at Fertilization – Peer Reviewed Scientific Sources, The Fetal Position, 2019, https://thefetalposition.com/conception.

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