A fetus is a baby but for time, desire and luck, they are the same thing.
Yeah, and an egg is a chicken. And dinner is poo.
Your argument is moot.
But finding the dividing line between protected human and fetus I think is a little fuzzy at times.
It is. So it goes will all gradual processes. When is an evolving species a different species? Which individual was the first human? What is the exact second the milk goes bad? It is not a bright red line. So we draw one at birth, because it is simple.
And anyway, just whose uterus is it? That is the central question to me. Who has the rights to the uterus? You can say a fetus is a person all you want. You can guarantee the fetus is the next Einstein or jesus. But what it comes down to is who owns the uterus.
At what point do you think a fetus is a human worthy of protection?
The human brain does not finish developing until the early 20s. Frankly, you could make a strong argument that there should be no penalty to killing teens.
But if you're having one anyway....
go ahead, finish the thought. If you're having one anyway... what?
As a father, you ought to know that having a kid knocks the hell out of a woman. And it is potentially lethal. So I don't see why anyone should be guilted into carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term. Especially when there are tons of kids who could be adopted but are not.
But imagine if we always operated on the principle of "I'm not obligated".
That's pointless statement, Miles. No one said there are no obligations in the world. There is nothing wrong with doing things for other people's joy, but I think an individual's life and body are a higher priority.
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