‘“DEFINE LIFE”, one particularly obtuse abortion apologist asked on my page.
The 1973 SCOTUS, which set in play nearly 50 years of industrialised abortion taking the lives of over 63 million preborn babies, deliberated on the same question.
They deliberately ignored that Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), the “Father of Medicine”, knew the answer way back then, and the ethical oath all doctors took for millennia which said, “𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.”
They also ignored the fact that, decades before Roe v. Wade, the General Assembly of the World Medical Association at Geneva in 1948 updated the Physician’s Oath to say, “𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵, 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺.”
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights occurred 3 months later, making that document contextualised by the prior definition of human life.
Instead, the 1973 Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision listed experts who might be considered most qualified to determine when life begins.
In 2019, 3,883 Americans were given the same choices of biologists, religious leaders, voters, philosophers, or Supreme Court justices as the group of experts most qualified to determine when life begins. 62% of the sample identified as “pro-choice”.
80% of Americans selected biologists as the group to answer the question of when life begins. 92% of those said they selected biologists because they are experts in science and they are objective scientists.
The researcher then took survey questions to 5,577 biologists from over a thousand academic institutions in 86 countries. According to the study, the sample of biologists was predominantly:
• non-religious (63%),
• liberal (89%),
• Democrats (92%), and
• pro-choice supporters (85%).
The study found 96% of biologists affirmed the view that a human’s life begins at fertilisation.
Expanding the “qualified experts” to all voters, a 2018 Marist poll found that, regardless of political affiliation, more Americans view life as beginning at conception than at any other point during pregnancy. Of those surveyed:
• 47% said life begins at conception, while
• 15% said during the first trimester,
• 10% said during the second trimester
• 14% said at viability outside the womb, and
• 10% said life begins at birth.
Defining life is hardest for willfully ignorant people who prefer a less scientific answer to better suit their subjective, political agenda – just like the intellectually dishonest, 1973 SCOTUS.’ An Email from https://goodsauce.news/author/dave-pellowe/