The Discovery Channel is running a documentary next week asking "When Does Life Begin?"
The fear of showing babies in the womb has caused some fear in the pro-abort community. One commenter at a website said:
With all the anti-choice legislation this year already we really don't need Discovery channel parading fetuses around and showing how cool and realistic they are in utero.We can't stand a parade of fetuses, can we?
But here's the thing. The Discovery Channel website shows why pro-aborts have something to fear from any kind of actual scientific talk concerning human life and its beginnings. Check out this quiz they have online. First, they hedge their bets trying not to tick the pro-aborts off but once it gets down to science things kinda' change.:
When does life begin? Take the quiz!
It's a question that science can address easily, but one that also touches on religious, metaphysical and philosophical beliefs. And that means there is no easy answer, and defining human life is one of the most controversial political topics in America today. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the controversy over when life begins and ends.
So I clicked on the first question. First, the question and the answers are under it.
The genetic point of view states that life begins:
before fertilization -- because living cells eventually form a human
at the point of fertilization or a novel genome
within 24 to 48 hours of fertilization
I, of course, clicked on at the point of fertilization because I'm all clever like that and here's what they said.
Correct!Hooray for science!
The genetic point of view says that life begins exactly when fertilization occurs, or when cells form the human zygote -- the fused sperm and egg cells that develop into a human. Any sooner means these cells still are part of the parents. According to this point of view, after fertilization, the cells already have coordinated their behavior as a unique new organism.
No wonder the pro-aborts have to explain away science and your own lying eyes.
I'm sure that Discovery will hem and haw and vacillate so as not to tick off their lib buddies but the science is the science. And seeing babies in utero can't be unseen. I'm glad they're doing it. I may even skip the "Walker Texas Ranger" marathon that night and tune in.