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When Does Human Life Begin?


3rd Edition E-Book

Written by John L. Merritt, MD and J. Lawrence Merritt II, MD

Published by Crystal Clear Books

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When does human life begin? The elusive answer to this question has never fully been resolved. The authors, both practicing physicians and renowned professors, present a remarkable discussion for all those who would like a fresh approach to this age-old conundrum.

For centuries this debate has been clouded with assumption, dogma, tradition, and emotion, creating a gridlock of thought among our scientific, legal, and spiritual institutions. This has created a tension within debates over contraception, abortion, rape, stem cell research, and human rights. But until now, no one has thoroughly addressed the simple fundamental question: Why is fertilization thought to be the beginning of life?

This book reviews the status of current medical thinking as well as the history and traditions of the beginning of human life. Startling scientific evidence shows that fertilization is not the final step in creating a new life and scripture never refers to fertilization. The scriptural evidence clearly states that life is in the blood. Ultimately, an inclusive analysis reveals how the implantation of the blastocyst into the wall of the uterus—eight days after fertilization—completes the requirements for a new individual life.

“This book changed my viewpoint! I believe that any thinking individual who is not afraid to be challenged will find this book well worth the time spent in studying its message.” – Jeremiah Greenberg (from publisher’s website)

“Thought provoking and controversial! You will definitely find it to be one that will get you thinking. And keep you thinking, long after you put down the book.” – B. Krueger, Seattle, WA (from publisher’s website)