Misconceptions About Conception

In this episode, Darrell Bock and Milyce Pipkin discuss with Ingrid Skop, William Lile, and Tara Sander Lee about when life begins scientifically and how that informs our understanding of conception and abortion.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) from 2000–2001, served as a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Ingrid Skop

Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., FACOG, is a board-certified OB/GYN who has practiced in Texas for nearly 30 years, delivering more than 5,000 babies.  Unfortunately, she also has firsthand experience treating women for complications of the abortion pill, including performing emergency surgery on a woman who showed up at her emergency room earlier this year after bleeding for more than a month.  Dr. Skop’s extensive research on the harms caused by the abortion pill, as well as the real-world data ignored by the FDA, formed the basis of the primary scientific amicus brief filed in the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA chemical abortion lawsuit.  Dr. Skop is the Lozier Institute’s Senior Fellow and Director of Medical Affairs, while continuing to work as an obstetric hospitalist at a local hospital in San Antonio.

Milyce Pipkin

Milyce Kenny Pipkin (A.K.A., Dee Dee Sharp) is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a student at DTS, earning a master’s degree in Christian Education/Ministry to Women (2023) and an intern at the Hendricks Center under the Cultural Engagement Department. She holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Faulkner Christian University in Montgomery, Alabama. Pipkin/Sharp is a 30-year veteran news anchor, reporter, and Public Broadcast System talk-show host (The Aware Show with Dee Dee Sharp). Her accomplishments include working in various markets along the east coast including Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina as well as Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida. She also worked as a public representative for the former Alabama Governor, (Don Siegelman), House Ways and Means Chairman, (Representative John Knight) and the Mobile County Personnel Board. Pipkin/Sharp has received several broadcasting news awards throughout her career in the secular world but is now fully committed to the rewards of sharing the Gospel.  


She is happily married to the love of her life (Roy Pipkin, Retired Army). Together they have five children and ten grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and seeing God’s glory in her story along the way in the things she does, the people she meets and the places she goes.  

Tara Sander Lee

Dr. Tara Sander Lee studied heart development at Harvard Medical School and for many years directed a medical college research laboratory investigating congenital heart disease in children.  When Dr. Sander Lee began speaking out on pro-life legislation and sharing science for life, she faced pressure from her university, which eventually led her to join Charlotte Lozier Institute.  She is lead editor of VoyageOfLife.com, which makes the science of human prenatal development understandable and accessible 

William Lile

Dr. William Lile, D.O., FACOG, the “ProLifeDoc”, is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is licensed to practice medicine in both Florida and Alabama. Dr. Lile founded ProLifeDoc, Inc. and dedicated his life to stopping abortion. He also, serves as a member of the Focus on the Family Physician’s Resource Council, a Medical Advisor for Priests for Life, and member of the Heartbeat international medical Advisory Council.