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More “Fertilized Egg as Person” Initiatives

November 16, 2007

Earlier this week, I linked to my post at Our Bodies Our Blog describing a Colorado ballot initiative to define any fertilized egg as a person with full Constitutional rights and privileges. Aunt B neatly laid out the implications of such a measure beyond abortion rights.

Today I’ve learned that a Montana legislator, Rick Jore, is proposing a similar ballot initiative, which would “define person as ‘a human being at all stages of human development or life, including the state of fertilization,'” according to the Helena Independent Record.

Again, no mention of how the legal system would deal with numerous issues, such as contraceptives, fertility clinics, miscarriage, or the inherent conflict between two legally recognized persons (woman and fertilized egg).

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