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#38 Interview: Steve Jacobs

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Clinton and Nathan interview Steve Jacobs, who published a paper that showed 96% of biologists agree human life begins at fertilization, and that most pro-choice people believe they should take biologists' word on this question.

Resources mentioned:

"Balancing Abortion Rights and Fetal Rights: A Mixed Methods Mediation of the U.S. Abortion Debate" by Steve Jacobs, https://knowledge.uchicago.edu/record/1883

"Biologists' Consensus on When Life Begins" by Steve Jacobs, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3211703

"I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn't Popular", Quilette, by Steve Jacobs: https://quillette.com/2019/10/16/i-asked-thousands-of-biologists-when-life-begins-the-answer-wasnt-popular/

"BLOG: 'When Does Life Begin?' and 'Are Fetuses Human?': Two Bad Questions to Ask About Abortion" by Nathan Nobis, https://www.abortionarguments.com/p/blog.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR3qdxmd9p8Nlfr2N-ZLZTHkRHqnqwiRx1sOIc0wL_8Uc3GmrELVlXDUJXM