I need your help on when the Church thinks life begins.
I was looking over the new site, Evangelicals for Mitt. Turns out they tout Mitt Rommey for “believ[ing] life begins at conception even though his church does not.”
I fired off a quick email saying Mitt Romney did too think that his church began at conception. They replied that I had misunderstood their point. Whatever.
So I fired off another email saying that as far as I knew the church didn’t have any official view on when life began. They replied that they would love to see some evidence.
All I found is that official church statements on abortion and embryo stem cells at www.lds.org’s newsroom don’t say anything one way or another about when life begins. That’s thin gruel. Any one know an actual statement by an authority? A “we don’t know when life begins” would be great.
I have another question. Do most LDS who have an opinion think “life” or “ensoulment” or “human life” does not begin at conception? That’s my impression.