Spontaneous abortion in humans
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However, there's some serious problems with the logic of ensoulation at the point of conception -- unless your God is a real asshole. The CDC as well as the March of Dimes and several fertility experts have conducted studies to see exactly how hard it is to carry a pregnancy to term. In general, less than 50% of all fertilized eggs will even implant into the mother's womb causing pregnancy to continue. From there, there is a 25-50% chance of aborting before you even know you are pregnant. If, however, you make it to your first month, your odds go up to 75% chance of carrying to term. So if you look at it from the point of all those little souls being given a home, only to be miscarried before they even know they are alive, that's a very mean God.
Scientific research has compiled the following information about the rates of naturally aborted pregnancies in human beings.
This chart assumes that 200 eggs are in an environment with sperm nearby.
|Successfully fertilized||168 are successfully fertilised||84% left alive|
|Successfully implanted in womb (1-2 weeks from fertilization)||138||68% left alive|
|Survive 4 weeks from fertilization||84||42% left alive|
|Survive to become a fetus (8-11 weeks from fertilization)||70||35% left alive|
|Survive to term and are born alive (38-42 weeks from fertilization)||62||31% born|
Over several trials, this concludes that around 70% of all zygotes fail to be carried to term. There has been very little action by conservatives to defend against what must be an appalling source of infant death.
Due to all those zygotes that get fertilized but fail to implant, women in Virginia will probably need to go to the sheriff's office to get their tampons examined, as the zygote now has the rights of an adult there.
- ↑ Sometimes, owing to genetic differences or other factors, the egg cell is not fertilised, despite being united with a sperm.
- ↑ http://floridaindependent.com/69499/virginia-personhood