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  • v. Simple past and past participle of to fertilize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. united with a male gamete to begin the development of an individual embryo; -- of female gametes.
  • adj. made more suitable for growth of crops by addition of fertilizer{2}; -- of soil.


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  • "I think it's important to note with the term fertilized egg, that's the same thing as using the N word for an African American," said Mason.

  • Well, the Pill prevents implantation of the fertilized egg (which, being fertilized, is now a baby!), so effectively, it's aborting the baby!

    It was Protest The Pill Day!

  • As far as sentience goes the counter argument to yours is simply that it is as true that carried to term the fertilized cell will turn into a sentient being as that the earth circles the sun, but cows, chickens and shrimp not only are not, but never will be sentient.

    Men shouldn't have opinions about women's issues?

  • It works first to prevent ovulation and thus not allowing the egg to be fertilized, which is not abortion, but it ALSO works to prevent an already fertilized egg from implanting in the womb.

    Think Progress » Popular Teen TV Show To Claim Morning-After Pill Can Cause A Miscarriage

  • If land is to yield good crops year after year, it must be fertilized, that is, there must be added chemicals containing the above-mentioned plant foods.

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  • But will calling fertilized eggs "little children" help them chip away at abortion rights?

  • No one but a ideologist would call fertilized eggs "unborn children," but once they are born to, say, a poor mother, they quickly become "welfare brats."

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  • But that's only the beginning, Last week, Clinton compounded the issue in a second CNN interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, in which he refers to conducting embryonic stem cell research using only "embryos" that will never become "fertilized" - six times.


  • These two cells joined together inside your mother's body and formed a new cell called a fertilized egg.


  • "My understanding is that there are things about calling a fertilized egg a person that do not square with church doctrine."


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