Ketanji Brown Jackson Has Absolutely No Idea When Human Life Begins. “Um, I Don’t Know”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 22, 2022   |   10:05PM   |   Washington, DC

For decades, science has confirmed that human life begins at conception. But that’s apparently shocking news to Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Joe Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court had absolutely no idea when human life begins when Senator John Kennedy asked the easy and obvious question of her during his questioning in today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

SENATOR: “When does life begin, in your opinion?”

JACKSON: “Senator, um… I don’t know.”

Medical experts and medical textbooks have confirmed for decades that human life begins at conception/fertilization.

“The life cycle of mammals begins when a sperm enters an egg.”

Okada et al., A role for the elongator complex in zygotic paternal genome demethylation, NATURE 463:554 (Jan. 28, 2010)

“Fertilization is the process by which male and female haploid gametes (sperm and egg) unite to produce a genetically distinct individual.”

Signorelli et al., Kinases, phosphatases and proteases during sperm capacitation, CELL TISSUE RES. 349(3):765 (Mar. 20, 2012)

“The oviduct or Fallopian tube is the anatomical region where every new life begins in mammalian species. After a long journey, the spermatozoa meet the oocyte in the specific site of the oviduct named ampulla, and fertilization takes place.”

Coy et al., Roles of the oviduct in mammalian fertilization, REPRODUCTION 144(6):649 (Oct. 1, 2012) (emphasis added).

A survey asked over 5,500 biologists when human life begins and 96% of them agree that human life begins at the point of conception or fertilization.