Why the human zygote is an organism (and why it matters)

  By Paul Stark In the public debate over embryo-destructive biomedical research, many people dismiss the claim that the human zygote and blastocyst/young embryo (early stages of human prenatal development just following conception) are human beings on the grounds that other cells and tissues—such as a patch of skin cells, or the sperm and egg—are …

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Life in the Womb, Part 4

By Carol Tobias, President National Right to Life Editor’s note. This can be heard at www.prolifeperspective.com. From the moment of conception, a unique human person is formed.  This new human being begins to develop in ways that are unique to all human beings, exhibiting all the characteristics of human life.  The baby is called a …

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Human Biology 101 – a human zygote is not a “fertilized egg”

By Rai Rojas It is a truth universally acknowledged that when a single sperm enters the mother’s egg cell, the resulting cell is called a zygote. The zygote is full of life and bearing the unique genetic imprint of a human being who has heretofore never existed. The DNA in the 46 HUMAN chromosomes of …

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Why the human zygote is an organism (and why it matters)

By Paul Stark In the public debate over embryo-destructive biomedical research, many people dismiss the claim that the human zygote and blastocyst/young embryo (early stages of human prenatal development just following conception) are human beings on the grounds that other cells and tissues—such as a patch of skin cells, or the sperm and egg—are also …

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