Originally Posted by James81
I think a fetus might disagree with you there.
Seriously, we like to pretend we know all about fetuses, don't we? It's been approximately 30 years now since I was a fetus. I don't remember what it was like to be a fetus, do you?
There's a whole field of science that has studied the development of the human fetus. IN terms of brain and nervous system dvelopment, thought processes and/or pain are impossible at the stage where most abortions occur.
Indeed, in term of spirit or consciousness itself, we could debate the hell of the whole issue, but when it comes right down to it there'd be no factual, scientific evidence to support the idea that an embryo or fetus could have an opinion.
If we are starting with the premise that a woman has a complete and total right to manage her own body as she sees fit, then really....none of this stuff should actually even come into play.
My body...my choice....enough said.