The Implications of Defining When a Woman Is Pregnant
According to both the scientific community and long-standing federal policy, a woman is considered pregnant only when a fertilized egg has implanted in the wall of her uterus;
Since the 1970s, the Department of Health and Human Services has had an official definition of pregnancy for purposes of establishing certain safeguards when federally funded research involves pregnant women.
Like the proposed Clinton regulation, however, the rules promulgated by the Bush administration, which remain in effect today,
say that pregnancy "encompasses the period of time from implantation until delivery."
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By RUSSELL SHORTO
Published: May 7, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/ma...anted=all&_r=0According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, pregnancy begins not at fertilization but at implantation.
The medical thinking behind this definition has to do with the fact that implantation is the moment when a woman's body begins to nurture the fertilized egg.
The roughly one-half of all fertilized eggs that never attach to a uterine wall are thus not generally considered to be tiny humans — ensouled beings — that died but rather fertilized eggs that did not turn into pregnancies.
Federal regulations enacted during the Bush administration agree with this, stating,
"Pregnancy encompasses the period of time from implantation until delivery."