When Does Life Begin? Pro-Choice ‘Science’ Ignores the Facts
A Wisconsin law professor attempts to define abortifacients out of existence.
by Robin Pierucci
When a human egg is fertilized, the result is never a newborn platypus. I didn’t need four years of medical school, three years of pediatric residency, three years of neonatal fellowship, and close to two decades of medical practice to tell me that. In fact, high-school biology textbooks explain that all fertilized human eggs (zygotes), after approximately nine months, become newborn human babies — unless something occurs to interrupt normal development.
This progression from fertilized egg to newborn is neither “alternative science” nor a “rejection of long-standing medical knowledge.” Yet in her paper “Alternative Science and Human Reproduction,” published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, R. Alta Charo uses those labels to discredit anyone who acknowledges the biological truth about human development.
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