Originally Posted by DerekB
I did give a rational reason, you just chose to overlook it because you don't like the idea that having an abortion is wrong. A fetus, barring external interference, will undergo a full human life cycle, it will become a baby, an adolescent, an adult, grow old, and die.
Wrong. It needs the external intervention of a woman's body(which is, often, terminated without intervention, as well). And then it needs the external intervention of intensive care.
You did not present this argument in your other posts addressed at me. You simply said "err on the safe side".
Nobody has proved that humanity starts at baby in the cycle. Why wouldn't is start earlier in the flow chart of human existence, at fetus. Just because it pops out from in between a woman's legs it counts as a person? What about five minutes earlier? Ten? A day? A week? A month? Two? Nine?
I gave you a reason that a fetus is not automatically a person. You haven't addressed it.
No one needs to prove personhood starts at "baby" to prove abortion is not immoral. They need to prove a fetus is not by definition a person. (Or even, that in this case, killing a person is not immoral. Society does that all the time in wars and the death penalty, but those are not generally things I support, so I'm not going that route.)