Life begins when a person is born. That's when life legally begins, when the child can be listed on your tax return. Until then, legally, no person exists. If you have different religious or philosophical beliefs by all means follow them but do not impose those beliefs on others. We are and have always been a secular state, a nation with the rule of civil law not religious rule.I think we should remain so ,with religion being considered a private matter as long as it does not violate civil laws.