Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Equal Rights for Blastcysts!!!!

Post stole from here:

How many human beings will fit on the head of a pin? It will be up to the citizens of Colorado to decide.

The Colorado Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for an anti-abortion group to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would define a fertilized egg as a person.

The court approved the language of the proposal, rejecting a challenge from abortion-rights supporters who argued it was misleading and dealt with more than one subject in violation of the state constitution.

If approved by voters, the measure would give fertilized eggs the state constitutional protections of inalienable rights, justice and due process.


"It's very clearly a single subject," Burton said. "If it's a human being, it's a person, and hey, they deserve equal rights under our law."

So, give a cheer for the rights of microscopic Americans.

I'm still waiting to hear any sensible argument by which a fertilized egg is a "person." A full set of human genes? Every cell in my thumb has that. A unique genetic signature? In that case, are identical twins one "person?" Are people who have more than one genetic signature (rare, but not that rare) more than one person? Is it Biblical mandate? I sure can't find it in my Bible.

It couldn't be that this is just a completely pulled out of someone's behind definition, designed for the purpose of outlawing both abortion and stem cell research, could it?

Believe what you will, but any time rights are being declared for a fertilized egg the issue is abortion rights. Why? Because the argument makes no sense otherwise. One could argue that these policies are intended to protect the fetuses of pregnant mothers in the event that some harm is done to the prenatal child, but that's not what this is about at all. This is an attempt to legal declare abortion murder, by legally declaring the unborn fetus a human being. It's backwards logic with no actual stance in reality. It is just another way to create hate as I see it. Hate hate hate. I thought Christianity was about love. Apparently I'm wrong.

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