Good Morning Londoner,Londoner wrote:Indeed? Therefore we shouldn't burn or bury dead people - because we would not do those things to a live human? I think you are something of an extremist in the abortion debate! A 'right to life' isn't usually extended to the dead! Any point before it has developed those functions that we associate with being a live human. Just as I consider cremation to be OK for people who have ceased to perform those functions that we associate with being a live human.
I willingly accept that the exact point is open to debate, but I think it is clear that a single undifferentiated cell (the fertilised egg) is not yet a live human, because it does not have the same attributes as live humans.
Uh, how does a growing live embryo equate with a dead human? Disposing of dead humans is of course necessary and cremation is probably the most sanitary. I would not say we are burning garbage when it is a dead human. There should be care in disposing of humans. How did you get to a 'right to life' issue being extended to the dead? I am far from an extremist in the abortion debate and if you have read my posts you would know that. I do not believe humans should adopt an abortion on demand as a birth control method.
Many children born do not have the so called attributes most humans have, like born without a face, all kinds of disabilities which certainly lack normal human "attributes" but we don't kill them.
My debate earlier was about a sperm or egg ALONE is designed to die UNLESS a sperm and egg UNITE which causes continued growth of human tissue. Each UNION is unique. I was saying it is better to avoid a union than to abort.
Embryos are 10-12 weeks gestation, heart beats and it has a face, arms, legs etc., definitely a person. Abortions on healthy embryos AND fetuses are done every day. I held a 20 week fetus, it's mother held him a few minutes while still alive and she heard and saw him take a final breath then died. His little feet and hands were still webbed, he had a beautiful face.
I am quite aware there are human life circumstances where abortion is necessary. But one cannot classify a live growing human embryo with a dead human.
When human life is carelessly devalued at one stage of life it is easier to carry it to another level.