An Illinois judge declares that an early embryo is a human being, allowing a couple to sue a clinic for destroying a fertilized egg.
A U.S. senator suggests that couples seeking fertility treatment should not be allowed to produce more embryos than they wish to implant simultaneously.
Anti-abortion activists picket a fertility clinic in Virginia, proclaiming, “IVF kills babies.”
Here's to hoping we'll look back on this moment as the time the anti-abortion movement jumped the shark: while a pretty sizable chunk of Americans have some qualms about destroying something that looks more-or-less like a baby, only the wingnuts seem to care about clusters of a couple cells, especially when those clusters are created to save and create lives.
PS I don't think I'm going to use the term 'anti-abortion' anymore. 'Anti-choice' is good, as is 'anti-autonomy', but at the moment I'm in a crappy mood and 'coathangers' seems most appropriate. As in 'these fucking coathangers are so pro-life they want to see women bleeding to death in alleys'. What do you think? Too obscure?