The unborn child is certainly a life, is alive.
The unborn child is genetically a unique individual, so is not "a part of the mothers body." The child is a unique individual within the mothers body. That is a scientific fact.
Currently the law allows for the woman to decide whether to kill this unique life within her body, up to a point.
The pivotal point of decision would appear to be "when is that unique body actually a human being." This point is usually set in a very arbitrary fashion by most people.
For me, I believe it is a unique human life at conception. It is at that point everything it is ever going to be, in process.
But there are those who will say until it can walk around on it's own, it is not a viable human being and is therefore not human.
It is a very God-like decision to be making in my mind, to decide when a human life is actually human. Especially when that human existence hinges on the outcome of our decisions.
Would it not make sense to err on the side of caution? Or are we really smart enough to know the exact point of humanity?