Originally Posted by Elrond
You conveniently forget that this is much, MUCH more traumatic for the mother*. And then I'm not even touching the mental and physical effects (a lot of them permanent!) of having to fully carry out a pregnancy. As far as I see it, an embryo is like a virus: not dead, but not alive either. It may become a living being if you wait long enough, but you can't [rabid pro-life mode]OMGWTFBBQ MURDER!!!111!!one!![/rabid pro-life mode] something that isn't alive. It is like removing a parasite. That is also why I am generally not very impressed when giddy friends show me ultrasounds of their seven week old "unborn child".
*Not always, but often. This is because a lot of the women wanted an abortion but were pressured into going through with the pregnancy.