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March 26, 1998


To the editor:

In his Sunday letter to the editor, Don Marquis takes issue with Rep. Janice Pauls' contention that ``any unborn baby is a person and can be proven to be a person under medical science.'' Marquis goes on to claim that ``we KNOW that life does not BEGIN at conception.''

According to Keith Moore's ``The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology'' (Philadelphia, Pa: W.B. Saunders Co., 1988), ``A zygote is the beginning of a new human being.'' ``Embryology,'' by the way, is defined as ``the science dealing with formation, early growth, and development of living organisms.''

Marquis should immediately get in touch with Moore and the American Heritage Dictionary and disabuse them of this silly notion that the embryo is a living being.

Kevin L. Groenhagen,

2612 Cranley.

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