November 16, 2007

For all those pro-lifers who get upset when people use the words "fetus" and "parasite" in the same sentence

STFU already:

The placenta acts like a parasite to avoid attack by a mother's immune system, researchers have discovered.

A University of Reading team found it employs a cloaking device very similar to that used by parasitic worms.


Posted by binky at November 16, 2007 09:03 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Reproductive Autonomy | Science


A "cloaking device"! Gene Roddenberry may be dead, but his linguistic legacy lives.

Posted by: jacflash at November 16, 2007 10:51 AM | PERMALINK
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