Originally Posted by Megan
It's hard for me to conceive of lovingly dismembering a sentient being without anesthetic.
Two "products of conception" of the same age:
- If we want it, it's our baby. We will grieve over losing it.
- If we don't, it's a fetus. Grief support not needed(?)
Are our hearts that easy to control?
Is there a place where the screams accrue?
Megan, thank you for your post. The thing is, of course people are going to have different viewpoints on ANYTHING depending on what they want. For instance, a job interview for a position that we really wanted. If we really want it, it's loss of that wonderful job. If we didn't really care about it, it's not really a loss. It might be a "that sucks," or whatever, but it doesn't have the same meaning.
It might seem cold to put that to a baby, but as I say in my previous post, you never know when it's an actual child, do you? A huge percentage of babies are lost within the first trimester due to nature alone. When is it an actual child? Do you know? I don't. Is it EVER an actual child? What makes it more a child when it makes a zygote? There are still tons of things that can go wrong after conception, based on the female's nutritional intake, or otherwise. We never really know WHEN "life" is produced. "Life" is in the eggs we discard monthly, and in the gazillions of sperm discarded daily. Cells are life. Why is a zygote "more" life?
I understand, it's a step toward a potential life, but still, it's not an actual child. And people can scream at me all they want, and I accept that, but it's not the same thing aborting a child I'm not ready for in my life right now and murdering a child I've carried for 9 months. It's just not.
Yes, the zygote means something different to the couple/mother depending on whether they/she want(s) it or not. Of course. It's still an individual choice.