By Dave Andrusko
Once upon a time pro-abortionists would reflexively insist we don’t know– really can’t know–“when life begins.” In his Roe v. Wade opinion, Justice Harry Blackmun mused about how many experts could dance on the head of that debate before ponderously (and insincerely) concluding there was no “consensus.”
In the face of the waves of research that tell us that life begins at conception, the pro-abortion debater more often nowadays shifts the question to when “personhood” begins. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still hear some pro-abortionists insist that when life begins is a “religious” question.
Although it’s a little technical, especially when they take on and rebut one of those bizarre hypothetical objections we used to hear all the time, a piece at NationalReview.com by Patrick Lee and Robert P. George is very helpful. Headlined “Debating Where Life Begins: Yes, at fertilization, gametes cease to be and a new organism takes their place,” you can find it here.
Take a few minutes to read it.