What is Contend?

Contend Projects is a secular, nonpartisan, science education nonprofit with the mission to spread accurate information and awareness about the biological science of human embryology and when a human being begins to exist. We work to make the essential scientific facts easily accessible and to educate people in a simple and positive way, as a matter of basic education and to empower informed decisions.

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When Does a Human Being Begin to Exist?

Click here to learn exactly when a new, individual and whole human being begins.

They use the accurate science!”

Dianne N. Irving, M.A., Ph.D.

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Contend Projects wants to get SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE information into the hands of EVERYONE, and is excited to offer our short video that covers the basics for EVERYONE.

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Help spread the word on social media, and do your part to educate individuals in a positive way about when a human being really begins. It’s never been easier to be ‘in the know’ and to empower others to make fully informed decisions!

Knowing the accurate scientific ‘facts of life’ will help you MAKE BETTER, SAFER CHOICES about your health.

Contend is elevating BASIC SCIENCE EDUCATION because we should all know when a human being normally begins to exist,
and also because if you do not know, you cannot possibly make fully INFORMED CHOICES about your health.

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” To begin with, scientifically something very radical occurs between the processes of gametogenesis and fertilization – the change from a simple part of one human being (i.e., a sperm) and a simple part of another human being (i.e., an oocyte – usually referred to as an “ovum” or “egg”), which simply possess “human life”, to a new, genetically unique, newly existing, individual, whole living human being (a single-cell embryonic human organism). That is, upon fertilization, parts of human beings have actually been transformed into something very different from what they were before; they have been changed into a single, whole human being. During the process of fertilization, the sperm and the oocyte cease to exist as such, and a new human being is produced.

Dianne N. Irving, M.A., Ph.D.

” Contend Projects is making the basic science about when a human being begins to exist and the continuum of human
life accessible for everyone. Now it’s time for everyone to stand up for this science.

David Prentice, Ph.D.