A fetus also begins to learn and notice surroundings. Once they start being able to hear and see, they respond to changes in light and sound and can even learn to recognize their mother’s voice while still in the womb.
Regardless, from the moment of conception they are constantly developing and growing. What, do you think it’s a clump of four or five cells for 9 months and then just “poofs” into a baby when it comes out? Or that there’s this shapeless mass growing in the uterus that gets squeezed into the shape of a baby during labor?
Development is a constant, gradual process that starts at conception and finishes at approximately 20-25 years after birth. How do you draw a line and say “now. Now they’re developed enough to be a person”?
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