Fertilized Eggs are Not People


Law student, Kristi Burton, is trying to get the state of Colorado’s Constitution to recognize fertilized eggs as people. Similar efforts are being attempted in Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi and Oregon.

Not only is this yet another incremental attack on abortion rights, but it would have a major impact on other reproductive issues as well — including in-vitro fertilization and the use of birth control pills, IUDs and emergency contraception.

I do not know who they think they are fooling by calling a zygote a person. Here is a photo of a 1 day old fertilized egg.


Now imagine that there is a fire, and you can only save one thing. Would you save a petri dish that contains 10 fertilized eggs, or the person in the room? I think the answer is clear.