Abortion does not equal murdering unborn children. Fetuses are just a cluster of cells, they are not children. They do not talk, they do not laugh, they do not feel. They are parasites that after a few months will develop into a human, but are not yet human. It’s like saying eating an egg is murder because it could have become a chicken. Though that egg is not a chicken, is it. It’s simply something that could become one. Fetuses are not humans. I do not support abortions where the fetus is already fully developed into a human. But those abortions are illegal, thankfully.
If I understand your position, a human ‘fetus’, which you term a parasite, holds no more value than a chicken egg, yet suddenly becomes human at some point while still in the womb because he or she is ‘fully’ developed.
Let’s say that’s true. Let’s say that magical mark is on the 168th day of gestation, or 24 weeks. Why was that now human child just a clump of cells or a parasite on day 167? Why is the mother’s bodily autonomy suddenly invalidated on day 168?
In order to avoid hypocrisy, there are only two possible positions to take on the beginning of human life:
- That life begins at fertilization, the point at which the mother and father’s DNA fuse to form a totally new and unique human being.
- That life begins at birth, the point at which the child’s head slips through their mother’s cervix.
Federal law supports option #2. Many state laws support a middle ground between option #1 and option #2. I support option #1, as does the scientific community. Option #1 is logical and is clearly the point at which each of us began this journey called life.
Watch as a human being lives and grows inside the womb before considering your answer. This is how you looked and behaved while living inside your mother’s womb. While watching this tour, imagine an abortionist inserting his instruments into that child’s amniotic sac to either suction them out or pull them apart with forceps. This is the reality of abortion.
Please think hard about when human life begins. Millions of innocent human beings clinging to their umbilical cords for life depend on it.