I don’t understand why killing a creature that can’t feel anything and is growing inside me is considered any worse than removing parasites or a male ejaculating in a circumstance that doesn’t result in conception; if you think abortion is murder then masturbation is genocide; millions of sub-human lives that could have potentially grown into someone like you or I are lost then, too. A fetus is not human, humans are defined by their large and complex brains.
This is an example of simple ignorance, and I don’t mean this as an attack. Ignorance is simply the lack of knowledge or education. Once this ignorance is pointed out, intelligent people will seek out the knowledge they are lacking. This is an admirable trait that I’m sure you possess.
Humans, as with all other mammals, evolved to reproduce sexually and to gestate their offspring. Once gestation is complete, their offspring are born. Birth is simply the process of relocating a child from the womb to open air. It’s important to note that a child is just as dependent on their mother after birth as they were while living in the womb. Left unattended, they will die.
A child is not a parasite because he or she is of the same species. They were conceived and began to grow within their mother as required by nature, not because they were trying to feed off of their host. The use of the word ‘parasite’ is very similar to the language Nazi Germany used to dehumanize the Jews who they deemed ‘subhuman’. Remember, not too long ago, you were this so-called ‘parasite’. I think you are a beautiful person with amazing potential to have a positive impact on our world. I would never reduce you to a parasite, regardless of how small you are or what stage of development you may be passing through.
Most educated abortion advocates concede that we were human while living in the womb. If we weren’t human, what were we? We all passed through the fetal stage of development and were just as human then as we are now.
Masturbation is not genocide because the male and female gametes have not fused into a unique human being possessing his or her own DNA. That’s why I’m fully in favor of non-abortifacient birth control. Everything that can be done to keep these DNA carriers separated should be done by those who do not want the responsibility of pregnancy and parenthood.
I hope I have filled in some of the missing information you need to form intelligent arguments. Now put it to use and abandon the idea that some lives matter less than others.
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