Embryo Distortion: Scientific Inaccuracy from the Main Stream Media

In what is either an example of scientific ignorance or intentional distortion, the main stream media seems intent on portraying Colorado's proposed ballot initiative as seeking to give rights to "human eggs" or "fertilized eggs." As the New York Times reports (distorts):

A proposed amendment to the Colorado Constitution that would give legal rights to fertilized human eggs may be headed for the ballot next year, raising the prospect of a heated local debate over abortion...

And from the Associated Press:

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.p>

What the New York Times and other media outlets apparently fail to understand is that when a human egg is fertilized (naturally or in a lab) what results is no longer an egg but an individual human embryo (a zygote to be scientifically specific). This embryo is a separate human life which should benefit from all inalienable human rights, and that is exactly what the proposed Colorado constitutional amendment would do. To call an embryo a "fertilized egg" is like calling a newborn child a "fetus outside the womb."

It seems very ironic that even though religious conservatives are accused of being scientifically ignorant, it is actually the media that gets its science wrong.

For more information on stem cells, human cloning, and the amazing results coming from ethical adult stem cell research check AdvanceUSA.org.




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