- peter lindsay
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When does a human become a human?
I'm not really looking for a pro-life/pro-choice argument here. I think we need to take a step back. Whether you place more emphasis on the rights of the fetus or the mother should really be preceded by a discussion about what is human. You can't protect the human rights of something that isn't human yet. I find it hard to apply the "human" tag to a fertilised ovum that is floating down a fallopian tube with only a 20% chance of implantation. The vast majority of fertilised ova are flushed down the drain without acknowledgement. Even after implantation there is only a one in three chance of success.