Not alive. Not human. Not biology?

Stephanie Gray refers to a picture of an embryo at seven weeks during her presentation at Google headquarters.

Stephanie Gray refers to a picture of an embryo at seven weeks during her presentation at Google headquarters.

It's nearly impossible to avoid the question of "when life begins" when talking to people about abortion.  In a presentation at Google headquarters, Stephanie Gray shares questions she uses in her conversations on the subject (11:04 - 13:30).  See the clip below.  After watching, we suggest answering the following questions, preferably in dialogue with someone else:

  • "Biologically speaking, when do you think a living human organism begins to exist?"  
  • "Do you believe it is possible for pro-choice and pro-life advocates to agree on a clear answer to this question?"
  • "How do you integrate the biology of when humans begin with your view on abortion, if at all?" 

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