In an article published by the New York Times, TCA’s Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie reacts to Elizabeth Dias’ article titled, “When Does Life Start? A Post-Roe Conundrum.” She writes:

In “When Does Life Start? A Post-Roe Conundrum,” the writer takes us on a beautiful tour through the many ways that human beings grapple with an important question. But it’s not the question asked in the headline. 

Questioning when life begins today is like questioning the roundness of the earth. Science long ago settled that a new human life comes into being when egg meets sperm.

As a physician who cares for both fetuses and born humans, I have seen that a society unable – or unwilling – to wholeheartedly embrace the lives of its unborn children puts the value of every life up for debate: the aged, the infirm, the dependent. The question then becomes not “when does life begin?” but “who lives,?” “who dies?” and “who decides?” Such questions are not up for grabs in a just and merciful society.

The writer is a senior fellow for The Catholic Association.

To read the full article, go here.