Saturday, May 31, 2008
Just ask the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
who in 1965 redefined pregnancy to be, "the implantation of
the fertilized ovum" in the womb. According to the great Baylyblog, article on morning after pills and Christian pharmacists, ACOG was simply manipulating facts to suit their ideological agenda - allowing for the IUD.
So, interestingly, although they were guilty of fudging on the definition of pregnancy, even they admit a "fertilized ovum" is the beginning of life. While the Denver Post persists in mocking the Colorado for Equal Rights Personhood Amendment as the "fertilized egg effort," it seems as though the experts recognize the truth. In fact, in a recent survey sent to 112 ACOG members, 70 of 96 (73%) said conception was a synonym for fertilization and only 23 of 96 (24%) said conception was a synonym for implantation in their own clinical practices.
Miracle of mother who gave birth to baby girl after a nine-month ectopic pregnancy
By RICHARD SHEARS and NICOLA BODEN
Last updated at 12:18 AM on 01st June 2008
Doctors are calling her a 'miracle baby' - the little girl who was delivered alive and well after growing in her mother's ovary instead of the womb.
For nine months, Meera Thangarajah and her husband Ravi were completely unaware their baby was anything but normal.
It was only during the birth, at just before full term, that midwives realised they were dealing with a medical phenomenon.
Her parents have called the little girl 'Durga' meaning Goddess, because 'she is our little deity', a beaming Mr Thangarajah said today.
British experts say the chances of a baby being carried for so long in this way and both mother and child surviving unharmed are a million to one.
Million to one: Ravi Thangarajah cuddles her miracle baby daughter Durga who grew inside her ovary for almost nine months
Professor James Walker, spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said Mrs Thangarajah was 'very lucky'.