What a lively conversation you peeps are having
Where do I stand? Legally, I'm for it. Ethically, I believe it's a case-by-case thing. And I don't see why my opinion matters to the people getting those abortions
As stated earlier, abortions will happen whether they are legal or not. Pandora's box has been opened. Might as well make it safe for the mother.
I have to say however that I don't buy into Aelle's zygote argument
Originally Posted by aelle
- An embryo can split and result into monozygitic twins. If an embryo can result in two separate people, how can it be a person?
For the same reason DerekB pointed out. Just because we're uncertain how many people will come out of a single zygote doesn't mean there isn't at least one person in there. There may be more eventually, but we have to concede that there is one now.
The question of finding out when an embryo becomes aware and when it can be given legal rights is an interesting one. I don't have clear answers to those.