We disagree so much on this.<quoted text>You are confusing what a fetus will become with what a fetus is. Before consciousness there is no self, therefore no suffering.
But the mother is a real person with a self and a history. Her suffering is a very real concern.
So yeah, if she has a "valley girl moment" and wants an abortion it ain't your business. There's no person to suffer. A potential person is being terminated, not an actual person.
Now before you go to the extreme, I'm not saying girls should use abortion as birth control. And they don't. There aren't that many abortions being performed anyway and nearly all of them are very early in the pregnancy. This idea of a genocide of infants is an invention of right wing nutters and appeals to the dumbest people only.
Abortions should be: rare, safe, early.
F*ck what the church thinks about it. It ain't the church's vagina, now is it?
Once an egg is fertilized, it is human and is considered a stage of development. Development goes from zygote, to child, to adolescent, to adult, to golden years.
There are people today in hospitals or nursing homes that have no feeling or are unconscious, should we kill them too? Should we pull the plug on those that are being kept alive by machines?
Aren't that many abortions being performed? In the US alone: 1.2 million per year. What would be considered a lot to you?
That equates to 137 per hour
1 every 26 seconds.
Not that many?
If these were homocides of 5 year olds would it seem alarming to you then?
I'm not talking about a church. I'm talking about children that deserve to live their life.