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Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

April 28, 2012

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by David Badash on April 24, 2012 The Tennessee House last week voted 80-18 to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Last night, the Tennessee Senate passed by a 28-2 margin a companion version of the bill. The bill specifically includes all embryos “at any state of gestation in […]

Scientists reveal how females store sperm for decades

January 26, 2012

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January 26, 2012 By Tamera Jones Sperm in search of the ovum They found that females do this by lowering the metabolic rate of sperm, so it can survive in their bodies almost indefinitely. In one extreme example, biologists have shown that queen ants fertilise their eggs with sperm they’ve stored for up to 30 […]