Posts tagged "fetus"

Will chimpanzees' personhood be recognized before fetuses?

Will chimpanzees be recognized as persons before unborn humans in the womb? The Nonhuman Rights Project has sued in New York arguing that chimpanzees have the right to bodily liberty and therefore should be freed to “live out their days with others of their own kind….” In effect, arguing that chimps are persons having rights that... Read more »

I have seen the future, and it's spooky

The New York Times reports: For the first time, researchers have determined virtually the entire genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from the pregnant woman and a saliva specimen from the father. The accomplishment heralds an era in which parents might find it easier to know the complete DNA blueprint of a... Read more »

"The mystery, magic and divinity" of human development

Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, whether you believe that personhood begins at conception or at birth, this is a spectacular visualization the stupefies the human mind, that resists any known scientific method that can explain how this is done. Please watch it. You will be inspired, awestruck and pulled in by its beauty. This is... Read more »

Is a fetus a parasite?

Some folks got their noses out of joint when I wrote about the debate in my Chicago Tribune op-ed column. (View it here. And be sure to read the comments posted below the column to get the flavor of the wrath that I incurred.) What do you think? poll by

The calamity of Roe v. Wade

Watching the TV show Private Practice last night, I saw a physician who performs abortions state that life doesn’t begin (i.e. a fetus is not a person) until is can survive independently outside the mother’s womb. At birth. Before then, it is not a life nor a person and therefore shall have no legal protection... Read more »
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