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List of Quotes From Medical Textbooks/Scientists Proving Life Begins at Conception

“The life cycle of mammals begins when a sperm enters an egg.” Okada et al., A role for the elongator complex in zygotic paternal genome demethylation, NATURE 463:554 (Jan. 28, 2010) ***** “Fertilization is the process by which male and … Continue reading

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The Fusion of Sperm and Egg Initiates Life

“The fusion of sperm and egg membranes initiates the life of a sexually reproducing organism.” Marsden et al., Model systems for membrane fusion, CHEM. SOC. REV. 40(3):1572 (Mar. 2011) Steven Ertelt ”Undisputed Scientific Fact: Human Life Begins at Conception, or Fertilization” … Continue reading

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In that fraction of a second…life begins

Here is what a medical textbook says about when life begins: “In that fraction of a second when the chromosomes form pairs, the sex of the new child will be determined, hereditary characteristics received from each parent will be set, and a … Continue reading

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Human Embryology: When Life Begins

From a medical textbook, on when life begins. “Although human life is a continuous process, fertilization is a critical landmark because, under ordinary circumstances, a new, genetically distinct human organism is thereby formed. … The combination of 23 chromosomes present … Continue reading

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Embryology textbook: Birth is “Incident” in life of child

An embryology textbook describes how birth is just an event in the development of a baby, not the beginning of his/her life. “It should always be remembered that many organs are still not completely developed by full-term and birth should … Continue reading

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Human Embryology Textbook on when individual life begins

“It is the penetration of the ovum by a sperm and the resulting mingling of nuclear material each brings to the union that constitutes the initiation of the life of a new individual.” Clark Edward and  Corliss Patten’s Human Embryology, … Continue reading

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Embryology Textbook (Keith Moore) on Birth

“Although it is customary to divide human development into prenatal and postnatal periods, it is important to realize that birth is merely a dramatic event during development resulting in a change in environment.” The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology fifth … Continue reading

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US Department Of Health And Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Division on Life

“Your baby starts out as a fertilized egg… For the first six weeks, the baby is called an embryo.” Prenatal Care, US Department Of Health And Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Division, 1990 Share on Facebook

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In Vitro Fertilization Scientist on When Life Begins

“Landrum B. Shettles, M.D., P.h.D. was first scientist to succeed at in vitro fertilization: “The zygote is human life….there is one fact that no one can deny; Human begins begin at conception.” Zygote is a term for a newly conceived … Continue reading

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Embryology Textbook: the Embryo Is a Human Organism

The medical textbook, Before We Are Born – Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects, states: “The zygote and early embryo are living human organisms.” Keith L. Moore & T.V.N. Persaud Before We Are Born – Essentials of Embryology and Birth … Continue reading

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