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Subject:  Re: Does Science Show That the Unborn R Human Be Date:  10/11/2012  2:36 PM
Author:  Windchasers Number:  183450 of 199673

It's true that it has its own unique DNA, distinct and separate from the mother's DNA. And it is growing, developing its own brain and circulatory system.

However, until it is born, it is completely dependent on the mother for everything it needs in the form of nourishment, oxygen, and waste disposal. Some would even say it is dependent on the parents (or equivalent) for survival until the parents kick it out of the house almost two decades later, and sometimes longer. :)

Is anything I typed above false?



Aye, there's the crux. The fetus is not biologically or physically independent from its mother. That independence starts at birth.

Not biologically independent = not an individual organism.
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