In a recent Round-table Discussion Group the question was asked of the Ministerial Panel, at what point does life begin.
The Baptist Preacher spoke first and said “At conception, of course!”.
The Presbyterian Minister said “No, no, it’s certainly begins at birth”.
The Catholic Priest tried to buffer the obvious argument point and suggested “Perhaps you’re both wrong, and it’s a compromise in that the fetus is not functional with a heartbeat until the third month”.
They had to prod the Jewish Rabbi for his answer, and he finally leaned forward to his mike and spoke softly “All of my friends here are wrong. Life begins when the last child leaves home, and the dog they left behind dies!!!”