When along the path from skin cell to human being does life enter the equation? If only the joining of sperm and egg can create life, why is something like the article below possible? It seems as if not only Baby Jesus can create life anymore. https://www.popsci.com/article/science/first-clone-embryos-created-adults-skin-cells Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness require laws to back them. That is where they receive their force. Our nation did not magically attain these rights when it was written in the declaration. We had to make a system of laws and maintain it in order to preserve those rights. Rights which have often been infringed upon by religious forces, necessitating the need for a secular republic, due to religious nutjobs who contributed to what was known as the burned over district. It is cute, though, you being a devotee of Jesus, yet attempting to slander me by calling me a hippie.