What’s next, giving sperm the same rights as a human being? BUT WAIT! That would make masturbatory ejaculation a criminal act, wouldn’t it? We don’t want the old white men in Mississippi who are trying to pass this amendment to be deprived of lefty and righty, but we would like to criminalize a miscarriage. No big deal.
In all seriousness, I have no idea why people think the magical moment of human-hood begins when the tiny cell powered by a flagellum injects its genetic material into an even tinier cell. I’m pretty sure VIRUSES do the same thing.
Wake up Mississippi. It’s 2011, not 1950. I’m taking solace in the knowledge that there would be riots if an amendment like this was even attempted in New York.