Re: Parliamentary group wants to reopen abortion debateDec 30th, 2008
I don't have solid proof that YOU reason. Cognition is not a concrete aspect of science, and there is no evidence that the brain suddenly turns on upon birth. I've seen studies that prove that fetuses dream, so one could conclude that their brains are functioning just as well as a new born's would. I have no more 'proof' that they have any more or less reasoning capacity, than you have.
My concrete proof? If you put the collection of cells (you call a fetus), out into the big bad world without any support, will it survive? For how long? 3-4 minutes?
Hence, it can't possible be called "living"
Take a newly plucked carrott, plug a positive and negative electrode into it and then cut it. It will register a reaction. Is that alive? I had some last night. Is that cannibalism?
You argument at best is weak and that's why far greater minds than ours have determined that abortion is legal.