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Fertilized Egg as a Person, and Increasing STI Rates

November 15, 2007

Two new posts at OBOS, on increasing incidence of sexually transmitted infections, and a Colorado initiative to define a fertilized egg as a person with full Constitutional rights. Snippets from each (click the links for the full piece):

Colorado Moves Toward Defining Fertilized Egg as a Person
The language of this measure does not seem to require implantation or the potential for a successful pregnancy, or address the rights of women with whom the rights of a fertilized egg might conflict, in vitro fertilization, miscarriage, or forms of contraception that might make it unlikely for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus.
Find out about this ballot initiative in Colorado.

Protect Yourselves
The recently released 2006 report reveals a 5.6% increase in reported chlamydia cases over 2005, with 1,030,911 cases reported to the CDC, the first time that number has gone over one million.
Also, online resources for learning more and protecting yourself.

Update: Aunt B at Tiny Cat Pants has a great summary of concerns related to the “fertilized egg as person” business.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Janet Glendening permalink
    November 19, 2007 6:14 pm

    A Fertilized Egg is a Unique New Person – a totally new human being.

  2. November 20, 2007 10:50 am

    Janet, I think an important question is, at what point does this potential new person’s rights trump those of a grown woman?

  3. al tonner permalink
    February 27, 2008 6:13 pm

    what about if a little girl is dying of leukemia or from a fatal automobile accident??? her eggs are still intact inside her. She’s got about 400 eggs right? Don’t those eggs have a right to life just because their host is dying?? Huh Janet? SO are you going to pay to have them harvested out of the dying girl,… Because eggs are people, too. now. wow! Janet, would you submit this dying little girl to have her eggs harvested out??


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