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So some argue that a fetus isn't a human until brain waves appear. Sounds logical. However, what technology is sitting out there that hasn't been tried to prove otherwise?


That is why laws based on judgement calls typically suck.

Make a damn call and stick by it. Then let the scientists argue until a decision is made. Let the law say, 34 weeks. Then the argument is over until the scientists say 28 weeks

As for me? I kinda prefer that something that is going to grow into a fully functional human unless extraordinary efforts are exerted to stop it be considered human.

It's kinda like Social Security as far as argument go in my mind. Let's admit it is welfare and deal with it from there. Same goes for abortion let's admit it is killing and say when it is OK. Warl says it's an invader, so you can kill it whenever, that is fine, he has a criteria and, we don't have to call it murder we can consider it inconvenience killing and call that OK. Let's get some honesty in the debate and go forward.

Frankly, I say it ain't human until it graduates HS without a criminal record. Let's just get something hard and fast and get past the damn waste of time this is in general.
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