TRANSCRIPT - LIFE
ISSUES NO. 2578
EGGS DON’T IMPLANT
Every time I see the phrase, “the fertilized egg then implants
in the uterus,” I’m tempted to tear my hair out. I fully
understand why pro-abortion people use this phraseology, But
it’s beyond my comprehension to understand why so many pro-life
people also use these words. I’m sure that pro-life people
who do this mean well, but they should understand that they’re
helping the pro-abortion movement when they continue to repeat
this kind of biologic nonsense.
First, let’s review our physiology. Conception (fertilization)
consists of the union of sperm and ovum. The penetration
of the ovum by the sperm, the integration and, finally, the
beginning of the first cell division encompasses about twenty-four
hours. The medical name for this single cell is fertilized
egg, or zygote.
then cell division occurs, and by the end of the first week
this tiny little human consists of several hundred cells.
During that first week of life, this new human floats freely
down the mother’s tube and, when one week old, give or take
a day or two, this new living human implants within the nutrient
lining of her womb.
what implants – it is not the single-cell fertilized
egg (or zygote); it is a blastocyst, a developing human that,
at that stage, is made up of several hundred cells. The
fertilized egg does not implant. When it reaches the womb,
it is not a single cell, and if it still was, it could not
implant. Only a one-week-old living human embryo can implant.
Why does the pro-abortion industry continually speak of fertilized
eggs planting? Well, if you look, they say it with something
of a sneer. Whoever heard of a fertilized egg being a “full
human.”? The very words “fertilized egg” do not conjure up
in anyone’s mind the full human being that this new biologic
entity actually is. Rest assured, semantically speaking,
they know exactly what they are doing when they continue
to speak of fertilized eggs implanting. It’s much easier
to kill, to obliterate, to destroy a fertilized egg than the
living human embryo. They will continue to use “fertilized
egg.” We have to stop using it.
What, then, is the proper terminology for a pro-life
person to use? The proper terminology should demonstrate
and speak to what this new biologic entity is. The proper
words are “living human embryo.”
then, some speak of “pre-embryos”. This is just a politically
correct bit of jargon whose sole purpose is to dehumanize
this living human in his or her first week of life. A pre-embryo
actually consists of several million eager sperm swimming
after one ovum. But when one of them connects and fertilizes
the ovum, this is no longer a pre-embryo—this now is
an embryo. And after the first cell stage, the proper term
to use is “embryo.”
So let’s maybe make a resolution. Let’s, please God, have
every pro-life person immediately quit talking about fertilized
eggs implanting. This is a biologic impossibility and, in
fact, is rather subtle, pro-abortion propaganda.