Re: rights for late-term and yet unborn human beings...

From: Dana Hedberg (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 11:33:42 MST

Zeb Haradon wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: john grigg <>
> To: <>
> Date: Friday, January 21, 2000 10:56 PM
> Subject: rights for late-term and yet unborn human beings...
> >
> >Isn't a late-term fetus (last trimester) to be honest a... baby? Semantics
> >are used to make something appear not so human and so more easily disposed
> >of.
> What makes human life special and worth preserving does not have anything to
> do with our biological properties, it's our mental properties.

But those "mental properties" are are a direct function of our biology. At least

> A fetus lacks
> these mental properties. A 3 minute old baby lacks most of them as well,
> however, it is immediately upon birth that these properties start to
> manifest itself, and mental development follows a timeline which begins at
> birth.

Mental development follows a timeline immediately upon conception I would think.


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