They're thinking about a bill that would gauge the life of a child from the time of the pregnant woman's last menstruation, not from, you know, the date of conception. Which, as the topic title says, essentially means that life begins before conception.
Doing something like that misses the point I think; over-zealous. sweatdrop
I'm poor, and in another country, so I can't do a thing about this. Now I'm not inciting murder or terrorism or anything, but if someone killed the person who put the bill forward, I'd certainly help fundraise for their legal defense...
Oh, this is just hilarious. It's even more funny when there was a discussion about rounding up (or was it down?) the number of Pi in some state in the US.
I swear, you guys are have too many people that are willing to let your political institutions TELL everyone what is right and wrong when it comes to morals, ethics and even science. It's like the sheep begging the shepherd to force all the other sheep's what to think.
You ******** morons. You can't legislate new facts into existence.
They aren't. Gestational age is a common method used by obstetricians. The bill is simply quoting the medical definition for context and clarity, they are not redefining the period in which life pegins sweatdrop
I don't believe that that's the medical definition, though, that's the thing.
There are multiple medical definitions for it depending on what it is being used for, this is a very common one.
How the hell is that even scientific?
Its one of the closest estimations that can be had without knowing the actual date of conception. It is basically taking the bell curve for potential conception dates and starts from the beginning of the curve rather than the middle. This allows enough room for error to account for exceptionally early conception. Selecting an arbitrary time frame would be unscientific. This method is using known circumstances of pregnancy to account for potential date of conception.
Finally, a law that gets it right!
Life does indeed begin before conception, because an egg is alive, and so are sperm. Life does not come from non-live. For too long, Americans have falsely justified the murder of innocent babies by claiming that they are not alive. This is false. A fetus is a living thing, as is a xygote, or whatever else you wish to call it. It's about time someone passed a law that emphasizes that fact.