Perhaps you should consider applying to be a moderator. Sounds like you would enjoy it.
I never said anyone was right or wrong. Must you continually put words in my mouth?
Since reasonable people can disagree on when life begins, then you should moderate your words IMHO if you wish to be persuasive.
An ordinarily prudent person can look at a zygote and then look at a child and not believe they are the same. You may disagree with that but merely on the face of it you have a weak case. You dont have to be an idiot or a killer or a Nazi to look at a zygote and conclude it is not a fully formed Human with a "soul" ( whatever that may be).
This is not hard to understand. It is a fair observation.. Now go haunt someone else.
If "An ordinarily prudent person can look at a zygote and then look at a child and not believe they are the same", then another equally prudent person (YOU, perhaps??), but one whose conscience has been formed and conformed to the teachings of the Church (although this is not necessarily required as there are atheists
with more concern for the lives of the unborn than some "Christians") should be able to show, fairly readily, without recourse to that onerous religious
viewpoint you seem to hold in such disdain, that the zygote and the child are one and the same. DNA testing and photography have come quite a long way, you know.
This, too, is not hard to understand, certainly for one as intelligent and well-educated as yourself, and is a more than fair observation. If you are feeling "haunted", I'd suggest that it's not by me or anyone else here, but rather by something in yourself. Hmm......
Murder IS murder. Abortion IS murder--whether you can discern that a zygote is indeed a human being, or not. This is what your Church teaches. You do not have to ram it down anybody's throat with threats of death or life-imprisonment. You just need to show them, gently and with love, that the zygote is a human, even if it isn't as cute as the little blond girl in your picture. Until abortion is accepted by society as murder, with the appropriate consequences and punishments, we'll just have to pray and act as we can that it will, and rely on our faith that God will be both merciful....and just.