Re: Planned Parenthood Bombed
It does constantly end and begin. The end is called death and the beginning is call conception.
Originally Posted by Slon
As soon as the car has any rust on it at all, you could call it rusty and be correct.
Let me ask you something. Let's say you have a car. 20 years ago when you bought it, it was brand new and had not a single spot of rust on it. Now it's covered in rust and even has holes in some parts of the steel due to the rusting. At what precise moment did the car become "rusty?"So why can't a sperm/egg combo, just prior to fertilization, be part of a whole, 2-celled organism?
Actually, you legally you are committing homicide. Not all homicide is illegal (eg. self-defense).
Legally, you aren't committing homicide by getting an abortion, either.
No, the DNA of the egg or sperm is not unique. Are you your father or mother or are you a unique individual?
The thing is, the DNA exists prior to fertilization within the sperm/egg combo. So if you look at it that way, the human being exists before fertilization.
No...you obviously didn't read the part of your own quote that I placed in bold. I also think you might not have understood it. You posted:
So you would criminalize masturbation unless all sperm cells end up as newborns?
Read the bold part again. It is not until fertilization that the part in bold applies and therefor demonstrates the characteristics of a human. Like I said, thank you for agreeing with me.
Mere human cells, in contrast, are composed of human DNA and other human
molecules, but they show no global organization beyond that intrinsic to cells in
isolation. A human skin cell removed from a mature body and maintained in the
laboratory will continue to live and will divide many times to produce a large mass
of cells, but it will not re-establish the whole organism from which it was removed; it
will not regenerate an entire human body in culture.
"The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead." - John Maynard Keynes (admits his philosophy is not viable)