"We now record fetal heartbeats at 14 days post-conception. Re record fetal brainwaves at 39 days post-conception. And I don't expect you to answer this, but I do expect you to pay attention to it as you contemplate these big issues. We have this schizophrenic rule of law where we have defined death as the absence of those, but we refuse to define life as the presence of those."
Coburn makes an excellent point here, but as others have put it, since we do not know when life begins, we should deal with such matters with caution. Conception results in a unique human being—genetically and spiritually. Disimissing that fact is what leads to such schizophrenic rules of law.
HT to Julie D.