goal posts have not been moved.
You are confusing the word alive with the term human life.
The scientific perspectives I posted were when human life begins.
Cells are alive. A human egg is alive. A sperm is alive. A zygote is alive.
However there is scientific disagreement on whether an embryo or a pre viable fetus has its own life or if exists only as a part of the woman's life since it cannot survive if she dies, or if the placenta becomes detached from the woman.
That does not mean the " child in utero" is considered a " Constitutional person " .
Despite the seeming conflict, there are a number of reasons why fetal murder laws do not threaten abortion rights.
First, even though fetal murder laws use the word "person," they do not confer constitutional personhood.
They confer only an artificial type of personhood, one that is not protected by the Fourteenth Amendment and that does not carry with it a "right to life." (90)
Second, feticide laws are not grounded in fetal rights; they are based on the interests of the state.
States can, and do, act to protect certain entities, even when those entities themselves have no rights.
Moreover, whereas abortion mediates between the opposing interests of the state and the woman, feticide laws pursue the same goals for both the woman and the state. In these scenarios, the state and the woman have similar interests, so the state can be more aggressive about pursuing its goals.
Finally, there is a clear difference between a pregnant woman consenting to an abortion and a nonconsensual attack on a woman that results in the loss of her pregnancy. The woman has a right to act; the attacker does not. Once we look below the surface, then, it becomes apparent that fetal legislation need not be viewed as a threat to women's rights.
The myth of fetal personhood: reconciling Roe and fetal homicide laws. - Free Online Library
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
In the past these brain dead persons could have died peacefully.
Terri Schiavo case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whether it can survive outside the mother's body or not is quite another matter.
Even the most basic of female animals understands when they have life in their bodies. Surely a female human being must understand the same thing, otherwise why would they abort it?
It seems that when people feel they have the right and the power to determine whether or not another person's life is worth living or not then we have entered a darker place and uglier place than we ever intended.
Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say - Telegraph
Once we get into the 'who should live and who should die' debate then we have crossed a line that would have been unthinkable just a generation ago.
Look at the ridicule Sarah Palin and her family had to put up with as a result of their decision to keep their baby. They attacked her like jackals.