Does the soul exist immediately at fertilization?


I have had, what my Gyne called, a chemical pregnancy. The pregnancy never progressed beyond a few weeks. I understand that baby has a soul, so would it be proper to pray to him/her?

Thank you and God bless you,

Donum Vitae

Certainly no experimental datum can be in itself sufficient to bring us to the recognition of a spiritual soul; nevertheless, the conclusions of science regarding the human embryo provide a valuable indication for discerning by the use of reason a personal presence at the moment of this first appearance of a human life: how could a human individual not be a human person?

Yes, you most certainly can pray for him/her.

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