Carnegie, ‘Roe,’ and Personhood
By Judie Brown
Professor Dianne Irving explains:
If Roe falls, it won’t be because of Kavanaugh (who is a judicial “conservative”), but because Roe refused to acknowledge the accurate, objective, scientific facts of human embryology known for over 76 years. The Carnegie Stages of Human Embryonic Development were internationally instituted in 1942 and have been updated every year since then by the international nomenclature committee (FIPAT). All anyone needs to do is go to a library or search the Internet. Instead, while refusing testimonies from certified human embryologists, the court pretended that we “just don’t know”: “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”
Thus, if Roe were to come before the Supreme Court now, the Court would be required to acknowledge the accurate scientific facts of human embryology and overturn the Roe decision.
That is unless the facts stated above are either ignored or denied by the very pro-life people who bring a case before the court. You see, INACCURATE science would not challenge the court on its flawed thinking regarding when a human being begins.
Take, for example, the recent Alabama state Supreme Court ruling that upheld a 2006 law: “Alabama passed the Brody Act in 2006 after a pregnant woman named Brandy Parker was found shot to death in her vehicle. The law declares that ‘an unborn child in utero at any stage of development, regardless of viability’ is indeed a person for the purposes of murder prosecutions.”
The use of the term “in utero” is false and misleading, as it represents a scientific error in that it ONLY protects preborn babies after they have implanted, thus leaving behind many babies from their biological beginning until they implant.
Alabama justice Tom Parker, in concurring with the opinion, stated that, just as every person should be, the preborn child was a person “regardless of age, physical development, or location.” Yet, Parker unwittingly overlooked the scientific error in the Brody Act and then proceeded in his opinion to further muddy the waters. We see this in footnote 17 of his opinion when he claimed that life begins at conception. This is false. Conception is an erroneous word, defined in some circles to be the same as implantation, which is eight days AFTER the preborn child’s life actually begins. Furthermore, according to most major medical organizations, the expectant mother is not even deemed to be pregnant until after implantation when her preborn child is already more than a week old.
But if we ignore the Carnegie Stages of Human Development, which represent the exact science of when a human being begins, these badly worded laws, regulations, and policies play right into the hands of the abortion cartel.
Avoiding or misrepresenting accurate science makes it possible to avoid the tough questions about the pill or in vitro fertilization! The use of fake science helps such folks deny that the birth control pill kills babies or that destructive human embryo research and other progeny of in vitro fertilization kill people.
Human embryos are people! By facilitating their deaths because of cowardice and fake science, millions are dying.
We must call out fake science wherever and whenever we see it.
Let’s make sure that the Carnegie Stages set the stage for the end of abortion in America whether that happens because either draconian Supreme Court decisions are overturned or because Congress passes—and 37 states ratify—a human personhood amendment to the Constitution.
A person is a person, no matter how small!