23% of pro-choicers believe life begins at conception

By Sarah Terzo

According to one study:

“14% of pro-choice advocates say life begins when the fetus has measurable brain activity or motion.

Even among pro-choice advocates, 23% believe life begins at fertilization.

38% of pro-choice advocates believe life begins when the fetus would be able to survive outside the womb.

15% believe life begins at birth.”

“When Does Life Begin?” The Harris Poll, Harris Interactive, February 18, 2007.

Cited in Johannah Haney, The Abortion Debate: Understanding the Issues (Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2009). P. 19

Brain waves have been measured in an embryo at 42 days after conception.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.