Melissa Harris-Perry Calls Fertilized Eggs 'This Thing' "I seemed to have popped open the fertilized egg. We'll put that back together. But the very idea that this would constitute a person, right? And that some set of constitutional rights should come to this. Look, I get that that is a particular kind of faith claim. It's not associated with science ... When you're talking about what it actually costs to have this thing turn into a human, why not allow women to make the best choices that we can with as many resources and options instead of trying to come in and regulate this process?"