The Supreme Court Should Follow The Science That Proves Human Life Begins At Conception

Thomas Glessner

The Supreme Court of the United States opens its next term in October. This fall, the court will consider a serious challenge to Roe v. Wade from Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center. SCOTUS needs to discard the tragic decision of Roe by following the scientific fact that human life begins at conception.

In Roe, the high court punted on the issue of when human life begins by saying: “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.” This dodge of the central issue relating to abortion was not only contrary to clear science at the time, but also flawed reasoning for allowing abortion.

Flawed logic based on outdated science means the resulting decision, Roe, is ripe for revision. Even if the court’s earlier statement in Roe was correct, which it is not, it is illogical to conclude that abortion should be allowed. Such reasoning is void of intellectual credence.

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