Life begins at conception

Of a new bill being considered in the Indiana Senate "that would require clinics to inform women seeking abortions that life begins at conception, Aradia Women's Health Center in Seattle's, Amie Newman -- my sister -- writes:


So now Indiana is considering adopting a law that would force doctors and women to accept a fundamentalist Christian perspective that life begins at conception. Funny - because even in the Bible it says life doesn't begin until "quickening" - until the woman can feel the baby inside her.
And, as the Rabbi [in the article] points out, Judaism teaches that life begins at birth. The truly scary part of this is that NOBODY is stopping doctors who believe that life begins at conception to tell that to their patients. Larger than this issue though is the idea that a doctor's religious belief system should be mandated by the state to be infused into their medical opinions. Presumably, fundamentalist Christian physicians already feel free to discuss their religious beliefs as they pertain to a patient's health - nobody is stopping them. So to whom would this law apply? To those who do not share those religious beliefs or to those who do not feel that their religious beliefs play a role in their medical care-giving, right?
Once again we have the fundamentalist, neocons squashing religious freedoms in this country - precisely the OPPOSITE of what they believe they are doing. At some point it will turn against them and they will hopefully realize the danger of their ways. Please tell me what's to stop a Muslim or Jew or a Hindu from crafting a law based on one of their religious tenets and imposing those tenets on the entire population?!
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