When has a fetus EVER been the same thing as a child? I’m annoyed that I even have to answer this, it’s part of the basics of human development. There is a clear difference between a fetus (10th week of pregnancy to birth) and a child, which starts at the infant stage— after birth.
The following are current dictionary definitions of the word “child”:
- “a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.” (Google)
- “an unborn or recently born person.” (Dictionary.com)
- “a human fetus.” (Merriam-Webster)
- “a descendant.” (Cambridge)
The “basics of human development” say that the life of a human child begins at the moment of conception. From that point on, what is growing and developing in their mothers’ womb is a human being with their own completely unique genetic code. They are the same as you and I, only younger.
Yes, there are clear developmental differences between the two people you referenced, but fundamentally they’re both human children, possessing the same rights and value. To suggest that one is more valuable than the other because they are older and more developed is nothing short of AGEISM.
Look past the language of abortion. STAND FOR LIFE.
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