I think this language is also vague enough that it could have consequences outside of fertility treatment. If a fertilized egg is a person and a person, what happens in a miscarriage? If my body has some sort of medical problem that does not allow the fertilized egg to implant or can't support an egg into development, am I charged with murder of said egg? Even if I did everything right? What about situations where it's an ectopic pregnancy. In those cases, the woman's life could be at risk of that fertilized egg isn't removed from the fallopian tube. But the bill could prevent doctors from performing that life-saving procedure because it could harm that fertilized egg (which because it has implanted into the tube and not the uterus so it wouldn't be able to grow or develop into living-outside-the-body being anyway).
The funny thing is that in response to many of the good questions you ladies have about the potential problems (Like if you have an ectopic, would removing the fetus be murder?) with such wording and legislation, many of the politicians would say "Of COURSE not!" But if these examples are NOT what would happen... then they don't REALLY believe embryos are equal to that of adults/babies. If you throw a baby in a dumpster and it dies obviously that is murder... so why would disposing of extra unwanted embryos after IVF (because you better believe I would never in a million years transfer 18 embryos) not be murder - if you TRULY believe that an embryo is a baby? The answer is that of course they know the two are not the same. Which makes pushing this legislation all the more infuriating.Sorry to probably get more controversial than intended... but let's real.