The Placenta and the Abortion Question

A recent article in the New York Times underscores the very small amount of information doctors and researchers have about the mysterious placenta—the organ that grows out of a new embryo and immediately starts siphoning nutrients out of a new mother’s blood. The article is quite fascinating, but it brings up some very important questions concerning abortion. The human placenta is apparently very aggressive—one researcher likened it to cancer. “Parasite” was also thrown out to describe Read more […]