Why is ‘life at conception’ so important?
✓ independent DNA
✓ fingerprints, gender, eye color, hair color, facial features, and a host of other factors are determined at this time.
✓ scientifically qualifies as “human life”
From at least 1968 to the present day, medical textbooks and scientists have been explaining that there is a specific, identifiable moment when every human being begins to exist: the moment of conception. The child’s heartbeat soon follows, 22 days later — and possibly as early as 16 days later. Brain waves can be measured at six weeks, and in the first trimester of pregnancy, the human baby learns to yawn, kick, curl her body up, and suck her thumb. She has unique fingerprints, and she is capable of attempting to swim away from abortion instruments when they invade her mother’s womb. If she survives the first trimester, this human baby will have all of her major organ systems in place: they will simply need time and nutrition to develop and grow.
Milestones: early in the first trimester
|1 week||✓ implantation (a change of location)|
|3 weeks||✓ a beating heart|
✓ brainwaves can be measured
This is about the time most women discover they are pregnant. (week 4-7)
Yet her life did not begin when any of these milestones were reached. Her life began when she scientifically came into existence — at the moment of her conception. (also referred to as the moment of fertilization)