Can a newly fertilized egg survive outside a Petri dish? No. This is not "life" as we think of it. How can it be justified to give protections to a fertilized egg, while allowing the resulting child to go hungry, or without healthcare, or a decent school, or environmental protections, or a host of other things that these same politicians want to cut from the budget? Stop worrying so much about what a woman wants to do with her body, and start taking care of actual lives.