belief because they don’t think an unborn baby is a person. They don’t even like the term “unborn baby”
because it lends to the idea that what’s in the womb is a person. They usually stick with the term “fetus”
because the emotional response generated from discussion of killing a fetus is more
palatable than that of killing a baby. But even if they were right about the absence
of humanity in a fetus, it doesn’t change the fact that aborting a fetus is a
horrific, senseless tragedy.
“fetus” and disregard that a quick overview of basic human embryology tells us
fetuses are people. But before we can
move on, we need to classify fetuses as something else if they aren’t
people. So if a fetus is not a person,
what is it? Fetuses are alive, no one
can deny that. They’re obviously not plants,
insects, or bacteria, so the only possibility left is that fetuses are animals.
example to demonstrate why killing a non-human animal in a similar fashion as
one used in a human abortion is still deplorable.
stage in my life (lack of money is a common reason for wanting to abort). What
do I do with this puppy?
conscious and liquefy it to a bloody soup, disposing of the concoction in the
dog? It won’t fit in a blender.
one by one, with a pair of bolt cutters. But the dog is still alive at this
point, so the job isn’t over yet. Now, I’m
going to pick up a giant rock, slam it down on the dog’s head to crush it, and then
throw the dog’s mangled body in a bio hazard bag.
the two described methods, not only would I be jailed because it’s illegal, my
mug shot would be all over the internet accompanied by hateful epithets
demanding my torturous death. In my
defense, I could argue that it was my right and choice to kill my dog. I could say what I did to the dog was none of
the government’s business. I could say
the dog was better off dead than leading a less-than-ideal life. However, not one of those excuses would sway a single
used to kill thousands of fetuses every day.
Sound familiar? The first procedure I described was very similar to an
aspiration abortion, commonly performed in the first trimester of pregnancy. Don’t
believe me? See the diagram:
described was akin to a “dilation and evacuation” abortion used in
the second trimester:
these. Not one of them could be described as non-violent, and they all
obviously result in death.
people, and virtually no one actually kills pets like that. However, it’s still true that abortion is not
much different than the way I described it.
legally acceptable to do it to a fetus? Most
people’s pets are treated better and have more legal protection than fetuses. Considering how terribly violent abortion is,
it should still shock a society’s
conscience even if the life being taken is demoted to a non-human status. It’s a sad state of affairs when the status
of a human being isn’t even equal to that of a dog.