Loismustdie, on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007, 3:20 PM, said:
Why is life in itself a big deal? Really? I don't know, without you and I aren't having this conversation. Life is a gift. Ask any woman that can't produce it herself, and wants nothing more than to do so. The way you describe it, we might as well all be hunks of meat with a battery. Which is the key issue... I believe that human life is worth more than bacteria. We rate, as a product, higher than bacteria. Truth is it doesn't matter on some level, from this point of view- enough people kill off there young and don't reproduce, the less chance they have of passing on that type of belief system. Eventually that way of thinking dies out. If they want to systematically purge there own ranks, let em. So, in a warped way of thinking that child is actually giving his life for a good cause.
You didn't answer the question. You think a human's life is more important than the life of bacteria, trees, cows, dogs, monkeys, dolphins, etc. I assume you have this view because we have "souls". So do you think that the soul is born the moment sperm meets egg? Or maybe it's during the first phase of development..."Within 24-hours after fertilization, the egg begins dividing rapidly into many cells. It remains in the fallopian tube for about three days. The fertilized egg (called a zygote) continues to divide as it passes slowly through the fallopian tube to the uterus where its next job is to attach to the endometrium (a process called implantation). First the zygote becomes a solid ball of cells, then it becomes a hollow ball of cells called a blastocyst. Before implantation, the blastocyst breaks out of its protective covering. When the blastocyst establishes contact with the endometrium, an exchange of hormones helps the blastocyst attach."Or is it once we reach a certain stage? I suppose it goes without saying that I agree abortion is no worse than cutting down a tree until the moment the embryo's brain (or what has formed of it so far) turns on, so to speak.