[QUOTE=petros;1530711]but I know for fact you'd fear coming face to face with me because I'm not a couple kg and just a few cm tall. ( QUOTE]
This isn't a threat?? Well geez it sure looks like one to me. And no I do not fear you......unless you happen to be carrying a concealed weapon and have no control over your temper.
Now back to the topic......provide evidence that an embryo knows fear or amusement or any other emotion. Actually,even new borns know only hunger, unless someone deliberately hurts them repeatedly. Then they might associate a person or a repeated event with the hurt. Ever watch a child under 5 months get an injection. They do not fear the needle. They will look startled and then puzzled and then perhaps cry!! A minute later, all smiles again.
How much memory do you have of your time in the womb?
Could that possibly be because you were not yet a sentient individual?? Not yet an aware being ? Of course it was. When a child takes it's first breath, that is the time it begins the long journey to becoming an aware human being. Some even then do not......ie psychopaths. Oh they look normal but they aren't are they??
If that psychopath kills people, or simply injures them, does society have the right to eliminate them?? In my opinion no, because they are already an aware being on the human journey. That journey was interrupted through no fault of their own. The key difference an impregnated cell and even a partially developed aware being is enormous. One has developed emotions even if stunted and the other has not managed a fully developed brain or nervous system.
One other thing, while the bible declares that god gives newborn life with his breath, it is the doctor, or midwife who actually makes that happen. Breathing used to be started with a back slap, now it is done by massage. In nature, it is often the cleaning of a newborn by the animal that starts life.