Sunday, December 24, 2006
The Unborn is as much a person as a child already Born!
The Fetus is Human, Thus a Person
What type of life is a fetus then? Science has devised an elaborate system of classifying all life in a manner which it denominates as "phylogenetic." This system groups life into categories such as Order, Class, Phylum, Genus, and Species. A human fetus can only be classified, phylogenetically, as homo sapiens. That is to say, as a member of the human species. Science, then, regards the fetus not only as life but as human life. Given then, that a fetus is alive and, further, that it is human it seems reasonable that the law should regard it as a human life that is to say, as a person.
[To be continued]