"Barack Obama" oil on canvas by FaithMouse.
Senator Barack Obama was asked, at the Saddleback Forum: "At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?
Barack's answer: "Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."
Barack...this isn't a difficult question!
Perhaps you should audition for "So You Think You Can Dance". I have never witnessed such an incredible dance!
Here is your answer:
Dr. Hymie Gordon (Mayo Clinic): “By all criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception.”
Dr. Micheline Matthews-Roth (Harvard University Medical School): “It is scientifically correct to say that an individual human life begins at conception.”
Dr. Alfred Bongioanni (University of Pennsylvania): “I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception.”
Dr. Jerome LeJeune, “the Father of Modern Genetics” (University of Descartes, Paris): “To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion . . . it is plain experimental evidence.”
Quotes from "First Things"