Life doesn’t begin at conception. Life is a continuum. The sperm and egg that joined together at conception were both alive, you know. Why does the life of a sperm cell or an egg cell not matter to you? Just because a sperm cell or an egg cell doesn’t have as much DNA as a blastocyst does doesn’t mean that the life of that sperm cell or egg cell doesn’t matter. So why value the life of a blastocyst more than the life of a sperm cell or an egg cell, then? Where’s the logic in that?
The spermatozoon and the ovum gamete each have a haploid number of chromosomes capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce a fertilized egg (zygote). The sperm and egg DO NOT contain the unique DNA of a new person, they must fuse for this to occur, therefore they are not individual human beings. Masturbation is not mass murder. Abortion is.