Obama, Pelosi (Catholic Church?) not sure when life begins. McCain sure it begins at conception. Abortion debate heats up on blogs.

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

“When does life begin?” In a recent debate, Barack Obama thought the answer was “above his pay-grade,” while John McCain said at conception. Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi chimed in on Meet the Press that no one is sure, not even the Catholic church doctors. Her response launched a flurry of blog retorts, such as here, here and here.

Your personal opinion is key to your stance on abortion-on-demand and embryonic stem cell research and its moral implications. You can ignore it, but you will be affected by the decisions our politicians make. At James Hubbard’s My Family Doctor we inform you of the most unbiased facts on this important decision while acknowledging that your opinion is swayed by more than the latest medical studies. Read two experts’ debate on the scientific side of this important matter.

The political season has officially begun and we at JHMFD will provide articles on controversial health subjects such as abortion and contraception, and universal health care. You can type “debate” in our home page search area for all of them.

I know you have thought on this issue. What is your opinion?

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the Pelosi video.

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5 Responses to “Obama, Pelosi (Catholic Church?) not sure when life begins. McCain sure it begins at conception. Abortion debate heats up on blogs.”

  1. kate Says:

    This is a sensitive issue and medical science will always believe its proof. I think life begins when God wants it to begin, be it at conception or any other factor.
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  2. casual friday everyday Says:

    Life begins at conception. When the egg and sperm meet. It’s the single most important issue that keeps me from being able to vote democrat. There are a few others but that is the biggest for me.

  3. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Says:

    Thanks for the comments. You are certainly correct that it is a sensitive issue. At JHMFD we try to give contrasting opinions on facts known, at present,but realize personal opinions are decided from more than just impersonal science, such as religious views and experience.

  4. Gina Says:

    What disrespect for the church. Pelosi and Madonna are sad examples of what happens when society is dumbed down, resulting in incompetent spokespeople pandering to its lowest common denominator. At low points in history, inferior elements often gain the ear of malcontents, enabling those like the far left, and it’s shallow clique of celebrities to gain the attention of mindless lemmings who will blindly follow their counterparts like a stampeding herd, thugs in a lynch mob, or lost souls who worship a golden calf. Since these types have no real substance, luckily their existence is usually short lived. [Sentence deleted by editor; please see new comment policy.]

  5. GaryFPatton Says:

    My understanding is that not many knowledgeable health-care practitioners will deny that scientifically life begins with conception.

    For Mr. Obama and his party to take the position they do is really anti-scientific.

    As JHMFD says, this issue is crucial. A life-affirming position at all stages of pre-birth life is essential to a society with a heart.

    The Nazis got started on the road to the holocaust and other horrors by saying the same things as Mr. Obama and the Democrats. Hopefully, the majority of Presidential electors will come to understand this. That is my prayer.


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