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What Is Discrimination Against The Unborn On The Basis Of Race?

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 […]

Republican Party Continues War Against Contraception (H.R. 2458)

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 […]

200 Snowflake Babies, 475000 Melting, 25000 Precipitating

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 […]

Embryonic Brain Development and the Myth of 40 Days

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 […]