Your lack of any logical reasoning in this entire comment is alarming. What does the stage of a person’s development have to do with whether they are a person or not? Pro-abortion rights views of this are based on a belief in scientific racism that's derived from a primitive understanding of genetics.<quoted text>
It is what it is in that stage of development. A zygote is not a person.
You lose the argument by using "pro-abortion." No one is pro-abortion. This has been stated to you many times by many posters. As for using morality to guide your thoughts, morality is subjective. You see abortion as selfish, I see it as completely lacking in selfishness. Anyone can choose to spit out a kid and give it a miserable life. But making a decision because you know it's in everyone's best interest despite what you may "want" is actually quite the opposite of selfish. Many women who become pregnant on accident wish they could continue the pregnancy. Many wish their lives were in different places, that they had the money, that they had a better job, that they weren't in an abusive relationship, etc. etc. etc. Many of them wish for a lot of things that would make having a child possible. Wishing for things doesn't make them come true and doesn't stop reality from ruining a lot of people's lives.
We make decisions to end people's lives all the time in our society. Ever hear of passive euthanasia? What do you think pulling the plug means? The problem with what you're saying is that a zygote is not a somebody.
A plant is alive. But that doesn't give it any rights. Things can be alive but that does not mean they are people.
Because it's potential life, there is every reason to abort it if you do not want to produce life. That potential life is also not guaranteed and many women have miscarriages very early on in their pregnancy. I had a miscarriage and by no means did I say I lost a baby. I lost the potential to have a baby if it had come to fruition.
This isn’t one of your better comments. I like the guilt thing about how it’s in the best interest of everybody for you to have an abortion. This is what I consider to be very irresponsible on your part and is all too typical of pro-abortionists. You must be a counselor for Planned Parenthood.
The fact is that once you are pregnant, you no longer have to wish that you could have a child, and an abortion will end the life of that child. But then PP wouldn’t want you to know that, would they? Your comments show a very severe lack of ethical discretion.
Pulling the Plug? You are forgetting that the future of a preborn child in all likelihood would be considerably better than that of certain severely ill adults who some would deem to have no “valuable” future at all.
Plant rights? Are you serious? Our ethical behavior towards plants is different than towards people because we eat plants, while there is a reasonable expectation in society that we won’t eat each other.
And again, there is no such thing as a potential life. It’s not possible to kill a “potential” life.