(pardon if there is a thread already on this, I looked around and used the search and found nothing) well, we have Mississippi all set to declare fertilized eggs as 'people'. Of course, once they really are people, the idiots who will voate for this won't give a damn about them, since good ol' Miss is consistently dead last in education, health care, etc.
There are various good blog posts about this bit of stupidity but some of the posed problems with this proposed law strike me as rather amusing:
can fertilized eggs be claimed for tax purposes?
How does this work with the claim that declaring this "personhood" won't need to use revenue to be enforced? Seems like we'll need hordes of people making sure women aren't willfully having miscarriages. We'll need more coroners, more pathologists, more gynecologists to watch each and every uterus, more guards to watch every woman everywhere to make sure that they dasn't do anything "harmful". Indeed, everytime a woman menstruates, there will have to be an investigation! Every woman's health records must be reviewed to make sure that they don't have an IUD etc.
We'll need to chain down every "unfit" mother so the zygote can be raised to the state's speficications.
what if the zygote is gay? Then can we declare it not a person anymore?
can zygotes sue?
please feel free to add your own....