When Does Life Begin?

The life of a baby begins long before he or she is born. A new individual human being begins growing in the mother's uterus at fertilization, and if the baby's life is not interrupted, he or she will someday become an adult man or woman. Worldwide, millions of unborn babies are killed each year. In the United States over 40 million unborn babies have been killed in the 28 years since abortion was legalized and more than 1.4 million are killed each year.

Before discussing abortion, however, it is important to review the scientific facts about human development. Starting at birth and traveling back in time. the life of each human being can be traced to the beginning of his or her own individual life: fertilization.

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