Justice Harry Blackmun On When Life Begins

C7E4EECD-5FB5-4DF7-B3D2-7387DEBE44C5Justice Harry Blackmun (November 12, 1908 – March 4, 1999)

We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.