Wash U. Catholic Student Center a refuge for helping students appreciate sexuality

LISA JOHNSTON | lisajohnston@archstl.org
Pharmacy student Tracey Nguyen recently recalled being taught in one of her classes that pregnancy begins when the human embryo has successfully implanted in a woman's uterus. As a Catholic, Nguyen took issue with that. And it's certainly an issue that does not come without debate, both in the spheres of science and faith. Some in the medical field, along with the Catholic Church, hold that pregnancy begins at conception, while others state that pregnancy starts at implantation. The issue is one that sits at the heart of the abortion debate.

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