Uru HammerYou Avoided The Question Again...Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:37pm126.96.36.199And it is obvious why. The question illustrates that you don't hold to your own point. It is not about life. It is about sentience, consciousness, personhood.
The mother of the fetus is the machine that is keeping it alive. But the situation is analogous. Until it has the necessary components to support a mind, there isn't a mind present.
You've already conceded the point on killing life. Continuing to harp on it is misleading.
Also, look at the lengths to which you are going to avoid recognizing simple facts. You just argued that a person who is being kept alive by machines is not really alive.
- you are avoiding the simple answer Faith, Thu Feb 10 9:56amif someone's brain is removed..have they not been killed? Obviously yes, because they need a machine to keep them alive. This is not the case with a fetus...it's brain, while not completely... more
- You Avoided The Question Again... Uru Hammer, Thu Feb 10 5:37pm
- Sorry Hammer... Faith, Fri Feb 11 12:21pmBut a baby whose brain is not fully debeloped yet, cannot be compared to a person whose brain is missing. It is not justifiable to kill anyone....whether you are ripping their brains out or aborting... more
- Actually, Yes, The Comparison Is Apt... Uru Hammer, Fri Feb 11 1:14pmno brain = no mind = no person no person = no moral issue with terminating the fetus Uru Oh, and by the way, a machine keeping a person alive who does not have a brain to do it for themselves, and a... more
- The difference.. Faith, Fri Feb 11 7:19pmA fetus does have a brain......however small and underdeveloped it may be..it will grow and become fully formed unless you kill-it-off. Same cannot be said of someone whose brain has already been... more
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