Started by doorknob, July 27, 2014, 08:09:04 AM
Quoteneither of those is a blunt or basic definition. Non sentient is not in the definition of embryo. Neither is parasite.
QuoteThose are terms coined by pro lifers to comfort the women having abortions and they are not based on science.
QuoteAlso that does not refute what I said. Those are excuses.
Quoteby the way some biologists have said that a fetus is symbiotic not parasitic.
Quote from: doorknob on July 27, 2014, 08:09:04 AM"It ends a potential human life, not a babies'. A human fetus is no more a human than an omelet is a chicken. A baby is, by definition, an animal that has already been born. That is not flowering it up, that is the simple scientific truth and definition. If you have a problem with that, take it up with the scientists who decided at what point a zygote becomes an embryo becomes a fetus becomes a baby becomes a....Abortions take place when an embryo resembles a human about as much as it resembles a chicken, a lizard or a elephant. You can argue that you are terminating a future human, but ultimately at the point of abortion you are "killing" an entity that cannot sustain itself, cannot think or have any sort of sentience, most likely has the most basic of feeling...While I have some ethical issues with ending that, at the end of the day I think the termination of life at that point is preferable to it being born into a world where it is at best not wanted, at worse going to be abused, tortured, and who know's what else."Scientifically speaking a zygote and an embryo are stages of human life there is nothing potential about it. Conception is the start of the human life cycle. Zygote is a form of a human in a stage of a human life cycle. It even has it's own unique human genome proving that it is a human. that is scientifically correct. Not flowered up for political reasons.
Quote from: doorknob on July 28, 2014, 10:20:15 AMby the way some biologists have said that a fetus is symbiotic not parasitic.
Quote from: Hijiri Byakuren on July 27, 2014, 11:50:23 AMMy moral code only extends to sentient beings. Embryos are not sentient. They can become sentient, but they themselves are not. Far as I'm concerned, it's a hunk of meat, and I care not what happens to it.