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Eggs and sperm do not represent human life. The combination of an egg and sperm at conception produces a fetus which IS human life.A fetus has human DNA (as does eggs and sperm and every other human body part), Ill agree that that's fact. Whether the fetus is human "life" is still up for debate and is by no means fact and that is the crux of most arguments on the issue. Using your logic, its impossible to make a determination when human life begins. Moreover, your definition of a "potential human being" excludes infants as well as those adults who are ventilator dependent or otherwise dependent on medical assistance.That's true. Since a fetus may mature at a faster rate than other fetus, it is difficult to say in terms of weeks/trimesters/etc when a fetus can live outside the womb. However, on a case by case basis it can be determined when it can live outside the womb based on the development of their lungs, brain, etc. A person that is incapacitated can no longer decide for themselves, which is why many people have living wills that state what they want done if they were to be incapacitated like you describe. If not, the family decides. I understand your rationale in attempting to exclude a fetus from the definition of human life. It makes it easier to accept compromise but neverthless, it is a denial of fact. I think it is FACTUAL to distinguish between DEVELOPING human life and FULLY DEVELOPED human life. It is certainly reasonable to assign different rights depending on stages of development. We already do - even in the case of children.Your "developing human life" is my "potential human life". We are just drawing the "life" line and what rights each are entitled to in different places. Im not sure how that makes my argument "denying facts" while yours is based on solely on facts.
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