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Offline J Michael

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Re: Is Abortion actually murder?
« Reply #945 on: January 13, 2014, 03:45:39 PM »
Technically I dont think I would consider abortion murder.

Until the fetus leaves the womb and takes its first breath, and is killed at that moment then it is murder.

Then why kill either the abortionist or the aborting mother?

Is a fetus less human for being in the womb, than out of it?
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Re: Is Abortion actually murder?
« Reply #946 on: January 13, 2014, 05:20:05 PM »
Is a fetus less human for being in the womb, than out of it?

Depends on how you define a human.

You could argue No if you define a human as a being that has its own human DNA, which occurs at fertilization. You could then say that the different types of humans such as fetuses, babies, kids, and adults etc. are all merely different "stages" of humanhood, while still being human nonetheless.

You could say Yes if you define a human as precisely being someone that has been born, whereas a human in the womb is not really a human, but merely a human in the process of being made.
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Re: Is Abortion actually murder?
« Reply #947 on: January 13, 2014, 05:31:28 PM »
Is a fetus less human for being in the womb, than out of it?

Depends on how you define a human.

You could argue No if you define a human as a being that has its own human DNA, which occurs at fertilization. You could then say that the different types of humans such as fetuses, babies, kids, and adults etc. are all merely different "stages" of humanhood, while still being human nonetheless.

You could say Yes if you define a human as precisely being someone that has been born, whereas a human in the womb is not really a human, but merely a human in the process of being made.

Definitions of what constitutes humanity have gotten people in trouble a couple times in the past.
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