It is my understanding that all religious groups do NOT define life as beginning at conception. Some believe life begins at birth, some at a specific time after birth. I am a serious Christian who belongs to a church that has opposed abortion since the 1st century. Personally, I have never had an abortion (although as a young, poor woman I got most of my healthcare from Planned Parenthood) nor would I advise anyone to have an abortion. Nevertheless, I am happy NOT to be living in a theocracy. I value the founding principles of separation of church & state and of freedom of religion. It appalls & offends me that many of my co-religionists think they have the right to impose their views on other citizens who do not share those views. We have a growing population of people who see themselves as secular, not Christian. To Christians who feel victimized by this reality, I would note that it has been your negative witness to your faith that has chased generations away from the beliefs you would so gleefully impose on them! SHAME ON YOU!!!