Well if I’m your sweetie then you’re my babe. So babe, science says that life has begun after conception. Zygote/embryo/fetus/infant/toddler/child/adolcent/adult/elder—-all different stages of growth and development of the human person.
For example an elder is at one stage of growth and development
while an adolescent/young adult is at another
Just like a teenager is at a different stage of growth and development compared to an elder, a fetus is at a different stage than an infant.
One’s stage of growth and development does not depart you from your humanity, at all stages you are human. In fact growth and development is a requirement to be considered life in the first place.
Secondly, one’s capacity to feel pain and their mental acuity does not determine their rights as an individual or their personhood. Born humans who suffer from a disease that takes away their capacity to experience pain are still human persons. The mentally disabled who could indeed lack coherent thoughts are still human persons. Functionalism does not determine humanity. In reality, to suggest that a human’s personhood is contingent on their ability to exercise different functions is incredibly ableist of you.
Oh and babe, I’d love to talk to you about any questions you may have
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