Scientific Source #113 – Report

“[A]ll organisms, however large and complex they may be when full grown begin life as but a single cell”; “This is true of the human being, for instance, who begins life as a fertilized ovum”. 113 113 Asimov, I., The Genetic Code 20 (1962) (cited in The Human Life Bill: Report on S. 158 Before…

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Scientific Source #112 – Report

“In this first pairing, the spermatozoon has contributed its 23 chromosomes, and the oocyte has contributed its 23 chromosomes, thus re-establishing the necessary total of 46 chromosomes. The result is the conception of a unique individual, unlike any that has been born before and unlike any that will ever be born again.” 112 112 Krieger,…

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Scientific Source #111 – Report

“Development begins at fertilization, when a sperm unites with an oocyte to form a zygote (from the Greek zygotus, meaning “yoked together”). Each of us started life as a cell called a zygote.” 111 111 Moore, K., The Developing Human 1, 12 (2d. ed. 1977) (cited in The Human Life Bill: Report on S. 158…

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Scientific Source #84 – Report

“I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception; even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity”84 84DECLARATION OF GENEVA, Adopted by the General Assembly of The World Medical Association at Geneva, Switzerland, Sep. 1948, https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Decl-of-Geneva-v1948.pdf.

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Scientific Source #85 – Report

“If we have proved the existence of foetal life begin quickening has taken place or can take place, and by all analogy and a close and conclusive process of induction, its commencement at the very beginning, at conception itself, we are compelled to believe unjustifiable abortion always a crime.”85 85Storer, H.R., On Criminal Abortion in…

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Scientific Source #86 – Report

“[T]he child is really alive from the very moment of its conception, and from that very moment is, and should be considered, a distinct being”86 86Suffolk District Medical Society Report of the Committee on Criminal Abortion. Boston, 1857, p. 8, https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/bookviewer?PID=nlm:nlmuid-10 1218760-bk.

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Scientific Source #87 – Report

“[Abortion is the] unwarrantable destruction of human life”87 87The Transactions of the American Medical Association, 78 (1859).  https://ama.nmtvault.com/jsp/viewer.jsp?doc_id=ama_arch%252FAD200001%252F00000012

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