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If one applies basic biology, a fetus is a parasite. It uses the host completely for it's sustinance. Now, how each and every person feels about that parasite is a different story

Very true.

To bo exact, in biology, the term applies to "an animal or plant that lives on or in an organism of ANOTHER SPECIES..." (according to Webster's)

Of course, it is a parasite under other commonly accepted definitions. These definitions also apply to an infant (as well as arguably those dependent on the state).

It is a unique parasite since its fate is inexorably entwined with one single host. Thus, any rights conferred on the parasite are dependent on the rights of this one single host. When these rights conflict, it does seem logical to favor the rights of the independent fully developed host.

So, as I suspect you do, I still see abortion before viability (which would violate the definition of a parasite) as a personal decision outside the realm of the state.


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