When Does Human Life Begin?

When Does Human Life Begin? Scientific, Scriptural, and Historical
Evidence Supports Implantation

About The Authors


 John L Merritt, MD is a practicing medical doctor, teacher and researcher. He practices Spinal Cord Medicine in Tampa, FL and serves as Professor of Medicine and Neurology at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, he trained in Internal Medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA and in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Merritt is board certified in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and in Spinal Cord Medicine.

In the past, he has served as a Professor at the Mayo Clinic, the University of California Irvine, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Marquette University. Dr. Merritt is a frequent speaker at local, national, and international conferences on medicine, religion, ethics, and the environment. He and wife his Marcie have five grown children, three who are also physicians, the oldest being co-author of this book.


 John Lawrence Merritt, II, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington where he does clinical practice, teaching, and research in Medical and Biochemical Genetics.

 A graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine he completed his Pediatric residency, Medical Genetics residency, and Biochemical Genetics fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, and Clinical Biochemical Genetics. His current practice focus is in advances in genetic research, inborn errors in metabolism, and newborn screening. He and his wife, Tammy, have two children including John Lawrence Merritt, III.