- "JÚrome Lejeune, M.D., Ph.D., tells us much about the intricacies
of the beginning of human life. Contrary to the popular view that the tiny baby becomes
more and more "developed" as the weeks of pregnancy go on, Dr. Lejeune says that
the very first cell, the fertilized egg, is "the most specialized cell under the
sun." No other cell will ever again have the same instructions in the life of the
individual being created.
In the words of Dr. Lejeune, "Each of us has a very
precise starting moment which is the time at which the whole necessary and sufficient
genetic information is gathered inside one cell, the fertilized egg, and this is the
moment of fertilization. There is not the slightest doubt about that and we know that this
information is written on a kind of ribbon which we call the DNA."
He explains that the fertilized egg contains more information about the new individual
than can be stored in five sets (not volumes) of the Encyclopedia Britannica (if enlarged
to normal print). To further emphasize the minuteness of this language, Dr. Lejeune states
that if all the one-metre-long DNA of the sperms and all the one-metre-long of the ova
which contain the instructions for the 5 billion human beings who will replace us on this
planet were brought together in one place the total amount of matter would be roughly the
size of two aspirin tablets."
- ~Alliance of MN, Inc. from She's a Child,
Not a "Choice"