The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence begins:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
In reality, all men are not created equal. The word men
collectively refers to humans which consist of males and females (men and women). By nature, and quite self-evident, men and women are not created equal. There are inherent differences. Each can do some things that the other cannot.
The concept presented by the sentence above is that within the eyes of the law all men (collectively to include women) should be considered equally. Certainly, the men (males) who wrote that sentence did not fully consider or effectuate the meaning and purpose of that sentence. They did the best they could given the limits of their era.
We cannot say that all men
are created equal and then keep women in a second-class status by not allowing women to have control over their own bodies as much as "men" have control over their own.
To make arguments about a fetus with regard to being pro-life or pro-choice is to implicitly accept that we
have a choice to make over a woman's body. If we do, we shouldn't because if we do, she isn't equal.