March 26, 2004

Fetus. Defined.

In light of the Senate's passage of the Fetus Protection Bill, I would like to define the word "fetus" in this short entry.

First, the dictionary.
1. The unborn young of a viviparous vertebrate having a basic structural resemblance to the adult animal.

2. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after conception to the moment of birth, as distinguished from the earlier embryo.
Eight weeks - didn't know that. When's the embryo law coming?

I shouldn't be so snarky, being one of those people who believes that life begins at conception. But I can't help it. Here's why.
  • Abortion is legal. A mother can terminate the life of her fetus (or embryo) at any time until the law considers the pregnancy to be at a state that an abortion of same pregnancy would be considered a "partial birth."
  • Anyone else bothers that fetus, knowing about its existence or not, whammo! Your crime's been doubleminted.
So, to mother - fetus isn't a human. To everyone else, it has "rights." Come again?

Oh, one other observation. Name a fetus, it becomes a human. The name "Conner" ring a bell? Perhaps the pro-life ralliers should carry around signs with pictures of fetii with attached baby names. Stronger message than "She's a child, not a choice."

I've seen Silent Scream, by the way. (Website seems to have some issues).


Posted by hln at March 26, 2004 07:29 AM | General News

If I kill an unborn child and who was wanted, then I am a murderer. If I kill an undorn child who was not wanted; then I am a Medical Doctor. Call me crazy, but that just does not seem right. You can't end a life just because that life would be inconvenient. If this were the case then grandpa would have been put to pasture long before he actually died.

Posted by: Rick at March 28, 2004 12:29 AM