Dr. Mehmet Oz Refuses to Say Whether Human Life Begins at Conception

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 16, 2021   |   12:14PM   |   Washington, DC

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz may be a doctor and may be running as a Republican for Pennsylvania’s Senate seat, but that doesn’t mean he’s fully pro-life or understands when human life begins. Oz refused to say in a recent interview whether human life begins at conception.

Watch the exchange below:

“What is your position as both a doctor and a senatorial candidate on when life begins,” Fox host Will Cain asked. “When should we draw the line on when abortion is legal?”

“As a doctor, I appreciate the sanctity of life. And for that reason I’m strongly pro-life, with the three exceptions I’ve mentioned,” Dr. Oz replied, before listing abortion exceptions he supported such as unnecessary health exemptions that have historically gutted pro-life laws. “That’s how I would vote.”

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“And when does that life begin,” Cain asked.

“You know, I get it. If I’m pro-life, it’s a decision that comes back to the sanctity of when you think life does begin. And I believe it begins when you’re in the mother’s womb.” Oz said.

“When you’re in the mother’s womb? But that carries you all the way up to nine months of pregnancy,” Cain asked

“No, of course not, life’s already started when you’re in your mother’s womb,” Dr. Oz said. “But it’s a rat hole to get trapped in the different ways to talking about it,” he continued.  “We need, as a nation, to make sure the constitution is appropriately followed and people like me, and you may be in the same camp, who are pro-life, have our feelings respected. And this is something that should not be taken away from us by a judiciary legislating from the bench.”

Later in the exchanged, Cain told Oz many pro-life voters have concerns about his views.

With other more solid pro-life candidates in the race, it will be difficult for Oz to secure the nomination.