Once conception is over, the DNA of the newly-fertilized egg is different from that of the mothers and fathers. A zygote is no more a part of a woman’s body than the bacteria that digest our food in our colon but the difference is that bacteria isn’t human. Eggs/sperm aren’t the same because they still contain the DNA of the parent, a fertilized egg however is a different life form because it has different DNA. It’s basic biology.
The disagreement comes over whether or not the uninvited human has a right to grow inside another human.
If a kid needs a kidney, do we force mom to donate one? Strap her down and do the surgery? I mean, we’re talking about a fully formed child. That mom is responsible for. And kidney donation can be less risky than pregnancy. Sure, mom should donate. But we can’t force her to. It being her body and all…
Aw come on! If only Lamebook had posted this yesterday. I’m in charge of a preggo friends shower and I JUST sent my invitation design off. Now I’m going to look like a fool emailing the printer back to correct it.
Which sounds better? “Congratulations on your parasitic cells!”
Or “You are invited to attend a shower in honor of Andrea and her aversion to exfoliating?”
“Welcome clump” just doesn’t have the same ring to it
So many decisions!
@beaut no single contraceptive is 100% effective. There is still a chance a girl will get pregnant even if she or her partner or even both of them are using contraception.
Also NHS pays for all the abortions I could ever want.
WTF is wrong with people abortion under certain circumstances ie rape or abuse is to a degree understandable it is after all a womans right to choose if she wants to bring a life into the world that stems from violence and pain. HOWEVER MAYBE PEOPLE SHOULD TRY USING CONTRACEPTION IF THEY DONT WANT KIDS, instead of using abortion as a fall back coz they were so drunk they forgot the pill or condom,the proceedure is unpleasent and the mental effects can be horrific its not a simple and easy to do as some people think, I am for the most part anti abortion however i dont think a woman that has been raped and put through that kind of ordeal should then be forced to carry an egg fertalised during that horrific time. @francescaff that last statement on ur post is disgusting! ps im very aware my spelling sucks.
Exfoliated skin cells are already dead… that’s why you exfoliate them… Embryonic stem cells are alive in the sense that they will, unless otherwise prevented from doing so, eventually form a human fetus. I don’t understand the logic of this post…
@anonymice The fact that one person in this post thinks skin cells can be equated to a fertilized egg/embryo says exactly that people DON’T agree on basic biology. It is fact, but it is not a particularly well-known one so that is quite understandable but to say that “everyone agrees” is far from the truth.
We aren’t talking about saving the life of a human headed towards death or serious illness, we are talking about extinguishing a life that is there. Your analogy doesn’t work in this situation because you are killing, not neglecting to save, a life. Just because the results are the same (the death of a child) does not mean the same morals can be applied to both situations. The difference between a mother not donating a kidney and a mother having an abortion is the same as the difference between watching a man being mugged while doing nothing and mugging the man yourself. Yes have a legal responsibility to not mug someone, not so in the case of stopping a mugging (though calling the police I believe is required)