Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Science says you're wrong. This life has all the DNA of a complete human being, grows on its own determinism and even has it's own blood. Fetus means child. It's not dead, and it's not a frog. Life just means to allow it to continue to grow by splitting its cells and dividing them. We all just look different at different stages. That's what you looked like at that age.
This is what other humans do when they want to take the life of another human— deny the other its humanity. This what was done to the Jews, the feeble minded and the retarded under the Nazi regimes. This then makes it okay to put an end to their life.
This life has all the DNA of a complete human being...
Yeah, we know. So does a human heart after it's been taken out of a cadaver. If it didn't have human DNA it wouldn't eventually become a human being. My hair has all my DNA. It's just parts. A fetus is the RAW material that is used to create a human being. It's not a really young human being. There's no reason to look at a clump of cells and say "oh look, that's a really young human being." Fetus does not mean child. We clearly make a distinction between a fetus before viability and baby after. When a fetus dies in utero, we refer to it as a miscarriage. When it dies in utero after viability we call it a stillborn baby. There is a such a huge difference here. Perhaps viability is a bad "line" to draw, since technology is pushing this line back. Perhaps voluntary, deliberate movement (the quickening) is a line that makes more sense. But regardless, your argument that conception is equivalent to human being isn't really working for me. And I'm not sure that comparing me to a nazi is a decent way of making your point stick. I'm pretty sure that I'm making a sincere effort to understand your point and come to a sensible conclusion.