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!