Scientific Source #114 – Report

“It is the penetration of the ovum -by a spermatozoon and the resultant mingling of the nuclear material each brings to the union that constitutes the culmination of the process of fertilization and marks the initiation of the life of a new individual.” 114

114 Patten, B., Human Embryology 43 (3d ed 1968) (cited in The Human Life Bill: Report on S. 158 Before the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 97th Cong., 1st Sess. (1981), p. 8).

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