Monday, November 19, 2007

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE TERM "FERTILIZED EGGS"
TO DISPARAGE PERSONHOOD

A basic biology refresher:

23 + 23 = 46 chromosomes

As Professor Dianne Irving points out (in the paper, "When Do Human Beings Begin?")

"The use of terms such as 'ovum' and 'egg' - which would include the term 'fertilized egg' - is scientifically incorrect, has no objective correlate in reality, and is therefore very misleading. These terms themselves would qualify as 'scientific myths.' The commonly used term, 'fertilized egg', is especially very misleading, since there is really no longer an egg (or oocyte) once fertilization has begun. A 'fertilized egg' is a human being...

Thank you Professor Irving!

1 comment:

discomike2000 said...

Hi Leslie,

My name is Michael Hichborn, and I'm the media director for American Life League. I noticed that you have posted articles from us before in the past, and I was wondering if we could send out video releases to for posting on your blog. I have recently established a regular webcast for American Life League, and I would be most honored if you would share it with your readers as they come out (every 2 weeks). If you are interested in this, please e-mail me at mhichborn@all.org.
Thanks, and God bless!
--Michael