Lifespan: The average or maximum length of time an organism, material, or object can be expected to survive or last.
And as stated previously, it is not an organism during any point at which it cannot live outside the womb.
Given.You are welcome to explain why you think that a living member of our species does not warrant protection against aggression, but you cannot refute that they are a) alive, and b) a member of our species.
But I'll state two reasons:
It is not an organism.
It is not sentient.
I don't really think masturbation is murder.
I don't think that NOT fertilizing eggs is murder either.
I don't think anything devine happens upon successful fertilization of a human egg cell that justifes the usage of the religious term "conception" to describe it.
I don't believe that a fetus becoming a homo sapien after fertilization is a sufficient reason to disallow aborting it.
I don't believe it's immoral to abort a fetus that is not in the late stages of cerebral cortex maturation.
I was just trying to push back the point where denial of human development becomes worthy of moral outrage. And it didn't work, because nobody seems to revere the sperm and the egg with the same parental protection instincts that they do a fertilized egg.
I have often wondered why the pro life crowed if you can call it that, can make these grand claims about science and really not know anything about it??
Nobody reveres the sperm or the egg with parental protection instincts because there is nothing to protect.. How many eggs are flushed anually every time women have their monthly friend?? How many zillion sperm are rinsed down the drain in the shower because men and teens masterbate in the shower.. There is nothing to protect..
There is a type of shark that the siblings actually eat one another inside the womb of the mother shark.. Why would god create such a shark or such a system?? Baby sharks eating one another inside the womb?? Sounds like abortion to me..
Scientists Seek To Save Baby-Eating Sharks From Themselves
The bottom line here is simple.. While you pro-lifers continure your meaningless debates as to when a baby is a baby.. You forgot the real issue.. Preventing the pregnancy in the first place.. It is immoral to deny a woman an abortion at any stage if required for a medical reason that threatens the life of the mother.. That is it.. There is no arguement.. You want to morality?? There it is..
No woman can get a late term abortion for non medical reasons to my knowlege.. I would be happy if someone can post state laws that allow late term abortons for non life threatening reasons..
I just did.Please tell me again about the left's penchant for supporting human rights. Please do that.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
You realize this is an argument as old as mankind itself. Many cultures in history have advocated certain human beings aren't actually human. Our own supreme court decided blacks weren't human but property. That allowed slavery to continue in this country long after we should have abolished it. The national socialists deemed just about everyone except aryans as not human. There have been other examples but why bore you with all that.Your quote is meaningless. However, if you want to treat them as such, be my guest because I am liberal and have no problem with you doing so. The only time I have a problem is when you expect everyone else to share your warped view.
I would like to leave you with one thought tho. In all of human history there have been protagonists who were on the side of denying some peoples as actually being human, and there have been those who decried such thinking. History has proven the us supreme court, in this case, and the national socialists as being....on the wrong side of history. I stand on the side that believes we should allow human beings to live irregardless of what stage of development they happen to occupy. I know what side of history that puts me on, tell me, what side of history are you on? Just where does that leave you?