Every sperm is sacred

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    Feb 09, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Finally somebody took the obviously absurd to its logical conclusion:

    http://jezebel.com/5883026/brilliant-democratic-state-senator-tacks-every-sperm-is-sacred-clause-to-oklahomas-personhood-billState Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma City has served Oklahoma's 48th Senate District since 2005, but it was yesterday's introduction of Senate Bill 1433 that really pushed her over the edge. The bill sought to define human life as beginning at the moment of conception, before it's even implanted in the womb, and offers full legal protection to those tiny multicelled lumps. In the words of the bill, "the unborn child at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state."

    Johnson submitted an amendment of her own to the bill, which would have added the language,

    However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman's vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidFinally somebody took the obviously absurd to its logical conclusion:

    http://jezebel.com/5883026/brilliant-democratic-state-senator-tacks-every-sperm-is-sacred-clause-to-oklahomas-personhood-billState Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma City has served Oklahoma's 48th Senate District since 2005, but it was yesterday's introduction of Senate Bill 1433 that really pushed her over the edge. The bill sought to define human life as beginning at the moment of conception, before it's even implanted in the womb, and offers full legal protection to those tiny multicelled lumps. In the words of the bill, "the unborn child at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state."

    Johnson submitted an amendment of her own to the bill, which would have added the language,

    However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman's vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child GENOCIDE.


    Fixed.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    Well, since only one out of millions of sperm fertilizes only one out of millions of eggs, does this mean that every time a male/female couple engages in intercourse that they'll both be charged with millions of counts of involuntary manslaughter?
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    Oops, I just splooged on the bible.. OMG Im going to hell! I've killed the children!
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    Feb 09, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    "And for that matter, all masturbatory emissions where a sperm was clearly not seeking an egg could be termed reckless abandonment." - Elle Woods
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    Feb 09, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Have to laugh out loud at some of the comments, and also head over to that link Jezebel puts in there [the last ogle] for more hilarious snarkiness and comments!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Feb 10, 2012 9:06 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWell, since only one out of millions of sperm fertilizes only one out of millions of eggs, does this mean that every time a male/female couple engages in intercourse that they'll both be charged with millions of counts of involuntary manslaughter?


    HAHA Agreed icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 10, 2012 9:14 AM GMT
    Top 10 Anti-Abortion Myths

    If you've been keeping up with the abortion debate in this country, you have no doubt heard some very interesting claims made by anti-abortion activists. Some of these claims need to be taken seriously, but others...well, not so much. In the spirit of raising the level of discourse, here are ten provably false claims that anti-abortion activists really need to stop repeating.

    1. "You can't be pro-choice and be anti-death penalty/anti-war at the same time."

    False. The pro-choice position is predicated on the idea that women have the right to decide whether to carry their pregnancies to term. The victims of the death penalty and war are fully conscious persons rather than presentient entities in a woman's womb, so the moral questions involved are entirely different.

    2. "Abortion causes breast cancer."

    Mostly false. In 1997, the New England Journal of Medicine published the largest-scale study ever on this subject--with 1.5 million participants--which concluded that there is no independent link between abortion and breast cancer. Clearly if abortion does increase the risk of breast cancer, it does so by an undetectably small margin. Becoming pregnant and carrying a pregnancy to term may, however, reduce the risk of breast cancer.

    3. "This is what an abortion looks like."

    Almost always false. Many abortion protest photographs are artist's renderings or the result of image manipulation, and the bulk of the rest are of very late-term fetuses aborted for emergency medical reasons. The most well-known graphic abortion poster is of a 30-week-old fetus, aborted six full weeks into the third trimester. The vast majority of abortions are performed during the first trimester, and Roe v. Wade only protects first and second trimester abortions.

    4. "Even first-trimester fetuses can feel pain."

    False. Fetal nerve cells can react to trauma, but pain reception requires a neocortex--which is not formed until early in the third trimester.

    5. "Fetuses become conscious at 8 weeks."

    False. Fetuses begin to develop a minimal brain stem at 7 weeks, but are not capable of consciousness until the third trimester and most likely remain unconscious until birth. As one brain scientist puts it: "the fetus and neonate appears incapable of ... experiencing or generating 'true' emotion or any semblance of higher order, forebrain mediated cognitive activity."

    6. "Emergency contraception causes abortions."

    False. Emergency contraception prevents pregnancy from occurring in the first place by blocking fertilization of the egg and subsequent implantation in the uterus; it does not, and cannot, induce abortions. If your objective is to reduce the number of abortions, then the single most effective thing you can do to achieve that goal is to help make emergency contraception universally available over the counter.

    7. "Banning abortion will get rid of it, once and for all."

    False. In El Salvador, abortion is illegal with a possible 30-year prison sentence attached--and women can still easily obtain cheap black market abortificients to induce abortion. The only drawback? No medical supervision. Banning abortion won't put an end to abortion, but it will put women's lives at risk.

    8. "Pro-choice activists want to increase the number of abortions."

    False. Pro-choice activists lead the charge in advocating comprehensive sex education, increased access to birth control, condom use, and emergency contraception, all of which reduce the incidence of abortion. Strangely, anti-abortion activists work equally hard to make these options more difficult to access--creating the impression that the anti-abortion movement is more concerned with sexual purity than abortion.

    9. "Pro-choice activists want abortion on demand until the moment of birth."

    False. Pro-choice activists work to protect the Roe v. Wade standard, which allows states to ban elective third-trimester abortions. The debate over late-term and partial-birth abortions has to do with abortions performed for emergency medical reasons, not elective abortions.

    10. "Human life begins at conception."

    False. Human life actually begins prior to conception, because each sperm and egg cell is a living thing. It is more relevant to discuss when sentience, or self-awareness, begins. In 2000, the British House of Lords established a Commission of Inquiry into Fetal Sentience, which estimated that higher-level brain development begins to commence at about 23 weeks.
  • Menergy_1

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    Feb 10, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    Thank you,Stan 904 --- now THAT'S what needs to be kept as notes on the desk in front of television "interviewers" so they have ready facts to rebut the false propaganda of the anti-choice people they let on their news coverage or talk shows.

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    Feb 10, 2012 4:41 PM GMT
    +1 to stan

    But I agree with the title. Every sperm is sacred and should be savoured.
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    Mar 06, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    OK, so now the title of the OP has a resolution attached to it! (I'm still waiting for the one that says every somatic cell is sacred)

    [url]http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120302/NEWS02/203020350/Wilmington-council-puts-satirical-spin-reproductive-legislation?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1[/url]Wilmington City Council sent a message to lawmakers everywhere Thursday night: It's time to hold men accountable for the well-being of their sperm.

    The council passed a resolution that asks state legislatures and U.S. Congress to enact laws that forbid men from destroying their semen.

    For Loretta Walsh, the councilwoman who introduced the resolution, it's a way -- an admittedly "tongue-in-cheek" way -- to call attention to "the absurdity of men making health decisions for women."
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    The resolution, designed to address "equality" issues, said that lawmakers have not introduced similar legislation regarding men in the United States. If some lawmakers believe the female egg is "bestowed with all the rights of personhood," government should think the same of sperm, the resolution notes.

    "[E]ach 'egg person' and each 'sperm person' should be deemed equal in the eyes of the government and be subject to the same laws and regulations as any other dependent minor and be protected against abuse, neglect or abandonment by the parent or guardian," according to the resolution.
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    Mar 06, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    lol, priceless!

    "For Loretta Walsh, the councilwoman who introduced the resolution, it's a way -- an admittedly "tongue-in-cheek" way -- to call attention to "the absurdity of men making health decisions for women."