"Or is it possible that many pro-Life advocates in fact see a fetus as a 'potential' person, rather than an actual person?
This is the multi-billion dollar question. When does life actually begin? Ask 10 people and you will get 10 different answers. Until we know for certain, I say be cautious and start at conception, to make sure we do not kill anyone.
Since we are talking about this, I was convinced by the abovementioned Catholic friend the abortion pill is also wrong. Took some time, but he won me over. I mention this because this is how you will change a person’s mind. "
Well, I figure if life and death are secular opposites, and death is determined at the lack of pulse or heart beat, then life would begin at the heartbeat which is six weeks. You can be on all sorts of machines for being brain dead, a breathing machine, etc. But pretty much when your heart stops pulsing, you are determined dead. But, from a nonlegal and more spiritual perspective I believe if God allows the sperm to implant the egg and the blastocyst to implant in the uterine lining, then abortion is out of the question, for God has deemed it to be (so it appears)
I am a midwife student working with so many pro-choice women I just feel so bad for all the babies lost to whatever reason someone would give a baby away so drastically.