"Just saying it's a fact doesn't make it so. Is an egg a chicken? Is an acorn a tree?"
An egg you get from the store for your breakfast was never fertilized. It's the chicken version of a menstrual cycle (enjoy your omelettes!). However, would a fertilized egg be a chicken in the sense of being a complete organism of that species? Yes, absolutely. By the same token, an acorn is a complete, individual organism of the same species as the mature tree that produced it. The only difference between the one and the other is time. Secular pro-life has an article here (http://blog.secularprolife.org/2011/06/egg…) that expands on this a bit more.
Thank you. Because yes, it makes NO SENSE to value the "sanctity of cheese" as you put it above the life of the unborn, regardless of what a child looks like at five weeks or five days. It is irrelevant how a human looks when we know them to be a human in fact.
Nor is it logical to argue that this is something that it is acceptable to keep to yourself. If abortion does end the lives of human beings, then it doesn't matter if it's someone else doing it or not; human beings are being killed and that demands public action. Period.
I very much appreciated this article and I'm very glad that you wrote it, because it points out a number of inconsistencies that are ridiculously frustrating to deal with when entering an abortion debate.
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