"I found that 5,337 biologists (96%) affirmed that a human’s life begins at fertilization, with 240 (4%) rejecting that view. The majority of the sample identified as liberal (89%)"
I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn't Popular |
From interesting survey of 5,000+ biologists: - 97% think life begins at conception - 85% are pro-choice If nothing else, they think of #abortion differently than many Americans do.
"Many of my fellow academics were angered by the very idea of being asked about the ontogenetic starting point of a human’s life"
However, members of the media were mostly interested in my finding that 96% of the 5,577 biologists who responded to me affirmed the view that a human life begins at fertilization.
This claims that most biologists (96%) think human life begins at fertilisation. However when considering the ethics of abortion, the point where human life begins is usually a red herring
"I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn't Popular"