Abortion Myth #3
No one really knows when life begins.

Abortion Facts
Before abortion was legalized in Canada, the abortion debate often centred on when life begins. Science clearly demonstrates that life begins at the moment of conception. It is at conception (fertilization) that the male sperm and female ovum fuse to form a zygote with a new and unique set of DNA, different from both parents and different from any other human being that ever has, or ever will, live (except in the case of identical twins, who have the same genetic blueprint).

“Conception begins when a sperm fertilizes an egg and a zygote is formed.”
-Dr. Stuart Campbell, M.D., “Watch Me Grow”, 2004

“As any high school biology textbook will tell us, life begins at conception and ends at death.” -Sir Albert William Liley, Professor of Perinatal Physiology in the Postgraduate School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, The Tiniest Humans, 1977

"As has been known and documented for over a hundred years, and as acknowledged by the International Nomina Embryologica Committee for decades, the immediate product of fertilization (natural or artificial IVF) is a new living human being, an individual, an organism. Each of us human beings began as a single cell zygote! This is a basic objective scientific fact.” –Dr. Dianne N. Irving, M.A. and Ph.D. scientist, philosopher, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., Life Issues Institute: Clear Thinking about Crucial Issues, Jan 16, 2004

If there is any doubt about when human life begins, priority should be given to protecting life.