1. Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor) on November 15, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Based on Jeremiah 1, I would dare say that life begins before conception because God told Jeremiah “Before I formed you in the belly I knew you”.

    • quinersdiner on November 15, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      You’re talking my language. Thanks for writing!

  2. Shawn Pavlik on November 16, 2017 at 9:24 am

    This is why, secularly, we should be able to say that abortion is wrong and end the practice. Keep fighting the good fight, Tom.

    Once this has been established, that human life does indeed begin at conception, how can abortion possible continue to be legal?

  3. Shawn Pavlik on November 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Tom – Even the American College of Pediatricians say that life begins at conception.


    How is abortion still legal? It boggles the mind.

    • quinersdiner on November 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

  4. Z on October 9, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Even if we all agree that “life” begins at conception, you have a LONG philosophical and ethical way to go to make the sound argument that a PERSON with RIGHTS begins at conception.

    We execute living things all the time. Rodents. Crows. Spiders. Fish. Chickens. Even human adult persons who we deem are void of “rights” according to our arbitrary legal codes (that change all the time.)

    So you have to explain HOW a fetus is a PERSON with RIGHTS, but a chimpanzee or a loving dog or a man on death row is not. After all, there is no doubt in the world that a chimpanzee or loving dog or man on death row are all at least as ALIVE as a homo sapien fetus.

    • Tom Quiner on March 3, 2022 at 9:37 pm

      How do you explain that a human fetus is NOT a person with rights? We did throughout most of this country’s recorded history, until Roe v Wade came around. What is the difference between a fetus and a baby and a toddler and a teenager and an old man? They are the same person, just at different points in the arc of their very human life.