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Wed, 30 June 2010
“When does red become a colur?” This question is ridiculous as asked. It is clear to us that red is a subset of a colour, and red must have been a colour way before becoming red. And yet we hear “When does a human become sentient?” when somebody attempts to justify abortion.
Apart from that stupid argument there is really little rationality behind the pro‐abortion side of the debate.
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Now I am curious, if this has any connection, to the brief exchange I had with a pro-lifer, right here...a few years back. Of course, I took no defined position on abortion, but questioned whether it even has an ethical dilemma, in regards to if we even can consider a fetus to be conscious life. I don\'t like abortion, but I do not consider this explorative line of thought to be \"stupid\", either. I would not specifically call, something [even if it is, biologically, human] which cannot comprehend it\'s own existence, to be \"sentient\". At early stages, it honestly is to immature, and undeveloped, to be considered much more than cell tissues. So long as it is not miscarried, then maybe it will develop into a self sustaining, self aware, human being... One interesting question in all of this, is if this potential for life never progresses to the point of awareness, then does it even make a difference, whether or not it lives and thrives?...and how will we ever know, or measure the impact? As a bit of biological trivia...most instances of life do not thrive...the incomprehensible numbers of sperm and ovum, which never meet and fertilize, end in a meaningless death...their individual \"life\", all for naught. If it is a tragedy for the newly fertilized egg to be aborted, or the \"tiny mass of cells\" fetus...then at what point does it \"stop\" being a tragedy?...Does each sperm and egg have this same status? This may seem like a ludicrous question, but if life, itself, is so sacred...then how can a line be justified? Nature will play itself out, regardless...and I think, if we lack even the basis to measure what has been altered in all of this [re: abortion]...then it really is a meaningless question. What I want to know, is whether or not an actual person has been deprived, of living a life...and, maybe, that is just another philosophical question, also...but, to me, this is at the heart of the issue. If I \"knew\" it mattered, then I would probably be much more strident, in my own response to abortion.