It seems that most pro-choicers think that a fetus is just “a clump of cells”, but perhaps I could be misinterpreting that number. However, I have seen many resources and websites that claim that argument, such as The Pro-Choice Action Network of Canada, which tells us, “Personhood at conception is a religious belief, not a provable biological fact … a fetus has consistently been found not to be a person with legal rights.” (x)
But back on the subject, I’ve done some research, and Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines a “human being” as simply, “a person” or “human”. (x) Merriam-Webster also defines the noun “being” as “1. a living thing” or “2. the state of existing” (x) I think a fetus applies to all of these definitions. I don’t get how this can be misinterpreted. This argument would work if the definition of a human being was, “Someone not living off a pregnant person.”
But even if you think the argument I just made is totally bogus, something that can’t be ignored: If we agree that something is a human, then why are they denied human rights, such as the right to live? The UN even says in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 3, says, “Everyone has a right to life, liberty, and security of person.” (x)
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