Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Humans in a tube

This year, Colorado's ballot features a constitutional amendment (48) that would define conception as the point of personhood thereby outlawing abortions and possibly some forms of birth control (and inviting other questions, too: e.g. would miscarriages be manslaughter?). The idea isn't so much to outlaw abortions in Colorado (though there is that), but to turn out the base on the radical Christian right, and to create a test case to send to the Supreme Court in the hope that Roberts et al. overturn Roe v. Wade. In any event, they have a few odd commercials about what it means to be a human. The first is especially interesting as it asserts in no uncertain terms that an embryo in a tube is a human.