Huckabee endorses "Egg as Person"

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Huckabee endorses "Egg as Person"
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Wed, 02-27-2008 - 12:28pm

Just borrowing this from the Politics Today board:


http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-elpoliticsto&msg=14449.1&ctx=0


Huckabee endorses "Egg a Person" Amendment


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/25/huckabee-endorses-egg-as_n_88444.html


Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Monday endorsed a proposed Colorado Human Life Amendment that would define personhood as a fertilized egg.


The former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister also supports a human-life amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Huckabee spoke favorably about the Colorado ballot initiative, sponsored by 20-year-old Kristi Burton and her Colorado for Equal Rights group, during his Friday visit to Colorado Springs.


On Monday, Huckabee lent official support to the measure.


"This proposed constitutional amendment will define a person as a human being from the moment life begins at conception," Huckabee said in a statement. ...


Burton's initiative, if approved by voters in November, would extend state constitutional protections to every fertilized egg, guaranteeing the right to life, liberty, equality of justice and due process of law.


Approval would lay the foundation for making abortion illegal in the state.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/25/huckabee-endorses-egg-as_n_88444.html




 

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 12:34pm
"Approval would lay the foundation for making abortion illegal in the state. "

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/25/huckabee-endorses-egg-as_n_88444.html


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Gah!



Do they not realize that it will also make make most forms of birth control illegal, too!



"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 03-07-2007
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 12:43pm

This is what comes from 8 years of the country being run by the Morons-R-Us contingent.

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 12:58pm

oh, for goodness sakes...

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 1:03pm

Just when I think things can't possibly get any more ridiculous...


"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Wed, 02-27-2008 - 1:20pm

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Wed, 02-27-2008 - 1:33pm
Exactly- and I up you with projectile vomiting.

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Wed, 02-27-2008 - 2:13pm




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Registered: 02-04-2008
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 3:46pm
Now, I would vote against this measure - unless it was changed from fertilized egg to implanted in womb egg - or a readable pregnancy.

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 4:37pm

This isn't the best source, of course, but:


The term conception commonly refers to fertilization, but is sometimes defined as implantation or even "the point at which human life begins", and is thus a subject of semantic arguments about the beginning of pregnancy, within the abortion debate. Gastrulation is the point in development when the implanted blastocyst develops three germ layers, the endoderm, the exoderm and the mesoderm. It is at this point that the genetic code of the father becomes fully involved in the development of the embryo. Until this point in development, twinning is possible. Additionally, interspecies hybrids survive only until gastrulation, and have no chance of development afterward. However this stance is not entirely warranted since human developmental biology literature refers to the "conceptus" and the medical literature refers to the "products of conception" as the post-implantation embryo and its surrounding membranes. The term "conception" is not usually used in scientific literature because of its variable definition and connotation.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conception#_note-2

 

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Wed, 02-27-2008 - 5:08pm

Yup.


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