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    Does life biologically begin at conception?

    From the "Compromise on abortion" thread;

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    The human fetus is the same animal, the same creature, the same organism from conception to death. No one argues that.
    Does everyone agree with myself and Rivrrat that a new person's life "biologically" begins at the moment of their conception?

    Yes or no?
    Last edited by Chuz Life; 12-19-09 at 11:50 PM.

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    Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    From the "Compromise on abortion" thread;



    Does everyone agree with myself and Rivrrat that a new person's life "biologically" begins at the moment of their conception?

    Yes or no?
    Are sperm not alive?

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    Question Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    Are sperm not alive?
    Some are some are not.

    Your point?

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    Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    Some are some are not.

    Your point?
    It's a factor in deciding when life begins.

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    Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    When I was 15 I met an Anishnabeg shaman in Toronto at an open house event. He offered a free seminar on what shamanism is and what it means to a lot of indigenious societies around the world. They believe that everything is alive: rocks, rivers, and objects that we have been taught are lifeless.

    Sometimes you read novels where people enter a landscape and say that "Everything feels alive".

    I guess my point is that what is alive is subjective... really what we are asking is if that life has value to the person being asked. I personally think a sperm is alive, so is an egg. They are cells even if they are haploid. Everything in your body is a living thing.

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    shocked2 Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    It's a factor in deciding when life begins.
    If you think so, do your factoring and vote.

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    rolleyes Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I guess my point is that what is alive is subjective... really what we are asking is if that life has value to the person being asked. I personally think a sperm is alive, so is an egg. They are cells even if they are haploid. Everything in your body is a living thing.
    No,.. what I am asking in the poll is whether or not a single human being's
    life "biologically" begins at conception.

    Asked another way,.. when do they start biologically aging?

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    Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    Are sperm not alive?
    Yes, but sperm, taken alone, cannot become an individual human entity.

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    Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    If you think so, do your factoring and vote.
    I haven't voted because I still cannot come up with an answer. I've spent quite some time contemplating this question, which really boils down to, "What life is sacred?" The answers to these questions have significant and, at times, life-changing implications. They deserve more thought than I've had time to give...

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    Re: Does life biologically begin at conception?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes, but sperm, taken alone, cannot become an individual human entity.
    That is true, but each individual sperm contains the potential for human life. And, for most people, that is why unproven human life is so important- an embryo or unborn child has the potential to be something great (even though it has equal potential to create something disastrous). If human life itself was so sacred as to warrant immunity from termination, society would not accept capital punishment.

    We value the potential, not the life itself.

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