Originally Posted by oberlee
In a black and white world, abortion sounds wrong because it sounds like murder. Chinese Dragon makes the case that you never know when the soul is bound to the body...but why assume it's at conception? If you’re saying killing life is wrong, well, what constitutes “life?” An egg is alive, and so is sperm. Just because something happens, to make another thing happen to make another, ultimately resulting in a fully-formed human child, where do you draw the line? “Life” was always there. We can’t know when consciousness was, either. So, should we “save” all the potential life out there? What about if you have unprotected sex and you DON’T get pregnant? Should I be blamed for the “loss” of that life, albeit a potential life? What if I have protected sex and DO get pregnant, and still choose to have an abortion? What about the eggs that DON’T get fertilized every month? What about the gazillions of sperm that die from lack of meeting with that one perfect egg?
Oberlee, if we are discussing murder, it’s not just the taking of life; it’s the taking of "another human" life. So the question is not when life begins, but when another human is created. Science can offer DNA evidence. Through DNA science can tell whom the sperms and egg belong to. Science can tell the father of an unborn child through DNA. At the moment of conception a new human is formed, that share his/her DNA from the mother and the father. That’s how science is able to tell a child real parent if ever in doubt.
Sperms and Eggs are potential human being; at conception is human being full with potential.