Law is the New Science

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In the Gonzales v. Carhart opinion, certain Supreme Court justices seemed to be confusing their JD’s with MD’s. That move seems to have set a trend.

From the Colorado Springs (home of Focus on the Family) Gazzette:

A newly formed El Paso County political committee has submitted a ballot initiative that would outlaw abortion in Colorado by changing the state constitution to define life as beginning at conception.

The measure goes Wednesday before a title-setting board of the Secretary of State, which must determine whether its title is a single subject and in proper form. If that board gives its OK, Colorado for Equal Rights has six months to collect roughly 76,000 signatures to get the amendment on the November 2008 ballot.

The group seeks to add a clause to state law that the term “person” shall include “any human being from the moment of fertilization.” Similar efforts are under way in other states, including Mississippi and Georgia, said Mark Meuser, organizer for the Peytonbased committee.

Doctors, on the other hand, don’t even define pregnancy as beginning at fertilization.

That, and the fact that about 1/2 of all eggs fertilized do not go on to implant in the uterus and become pregnancies. So are women murderers simply for failing to actually get pregnant? The mind pretzels just thinking about it.

Justice Kennedy, can you clarify?

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