Tuesday, August 19, 2008

One more time...

I promise to make this the last post in my Obama trilogy. No crappy prequels or cartoon spin-offs will follow.

From Keith Pavlischek of First Things:
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.”

Rick Warren: At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?
Sen. Barack Obama: 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.

That's it. Promise.

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