In the U.S. House of Representatives last week, Congressman Trent Franks and a long list of Republican cosponsors introduced H.R. 447, “A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.”
Discrimination on the basis of race against anybody sounds [...]
Let’s talk about fertilized eggs. Read up on the stages of human embryological development and you’ll see what a tiny, tiny thing a fertilized egg is. Read some more and you’ll figure out that many stages of development, over many days, must occur before an embryonic disc develops so much as a neural groove. You’ll [...]
Republican congressman Steve King waxes eloquent on the cadres of Christian soldiers who, chanting “Onward!”, adopt frozen embryos and bring them to birth volunteering their own uteruses for the purpose: so far in all of human history, there have been 200 such births.
About 25,000 embryos are frozen each year, with about 475,000 frozen embryos [...]
Hang around anti-choice activists long enough (or let them hang out long enough around you), and you’ll hear one say something like this:
Brain waves have been recorded at 40 days on the Electroencephalogram.
The medium-form version of the claim goes something like this (see Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish):
40 days: Brain waves [...]