Fertilized Egg as a Person, and Increasing STI Rates
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.
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.