PA GOP Wants Death Certificate, Burial For Fertilized Eggs That Don’t Implant

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Fertilized eggs that fail to implant are undetectable by a woman—or even her doctor—and pass during her menstrual cycle.

An anti-abortion bill in Pennsylvania would require burials or cremations — and therefore death certificates — for all “fetal remains,” which under the bill’s definition would include fertilized eggs that fail to implant in the uterus.

Business Insider noted that requiring burial automatically means the fertilized eggs would also need a death certificate because “in order to obtain a burial permit, you first have to obtain a death certificate.”

The bill, called the Pennsylvania Final Disposition of Fetal Remains Act, would impose a $50 to $300 fine or up to 30 days in prison for health care providers who fail to provide the service.

But as Business Insider reported, “women, and even their doctors, can't track when or how many fertilized eggs don't implant in the uterus because those eggs typically dissolve in utero and are shed through a woman's menstrual lining every month, making them undetectable.”

Only about half of a woman’s fertilized eggs will naturally implant in her uterus, according to University of California San Francisco Health, and those that fail to implant are dissolved in the body and expelled during a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle.

The only exception is when an ectopic pregnancy occurs, which happens when the fertilized egg implants somewhere outside of the uterus — most commonly in the fallopian tubes. In this case, the fertilized egg must be surgically removed, because it can cause serious harm to the woman, such as ruptured fallopian tubes.

Further, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a fertilized egg that fails to implant in the uterus is not even considered a pregnancy; rather, such an egg is merely a single-cell zygote that must divide to become a blastocyst, which eventually implants into the uterine lining.

“It's not until a fertilized egg has been successfully implanted in the uterus that ACOG considers it a pregnancy,” Business Insider noted. “Once the implanted and fertilized egg reaches nine weeks in the uterus, it is referred to as a fetus, according to ACOG.”

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Comments (8)
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Morganlefay
Morganlefay

This is a right wing tactic to tie up resources of money and time. Trivial laws to block while women’s lives are under attack.

Diahni
Diahni

Many unimplanted zygotes are expelled with the monthly period. It looks like we'll be having funerals for used tampons, then.

Lhd1959
Lhd1959

It's all about the monetization of DNA and who controls it. Basically it's the enslavement of mankind. It is blasphemous.

illaw
illaw

Guess who needs to start sending their used tampons to the morons who support this sort of thinking.

zebsmom
zebsmom

Methinks someone missed 6th grade science class. And every subsequent biology class in their educational career.

zebsmom
zebsmom

Interesting way to get Plan B and IUD's outlawed.

BreeZee84
BreeZee84

If you are a female and vote GOP you are the enemy. I don't care how conservative you are - voting for the GOP is defeating 200 years of work for equality, and we're not even equals yet.


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