As far as the supreme court goes, they have not made a ruling on fetal person-hood. There is no scientific criteria either, leaving the term without objective meaning. It ultimately boils down to a subjective discussion about what qualities a fetus posses, what qualities a person possess, and if they overlap.
That Tuckers day job actually, as he is the only guy capable of fitting in the test tube.Yeah... weird... where's the sexual intercourse with test tube babies?
And thank you,.. Invitro fertilization actually helps to make the point (doesn't it?) that a child's life begins at conception.
But they are not.
When you mix the ingrediants required to begin a child's life (sperm and egg)... the life begins.
"offspring" being the end product in creating a new organism,... conception achieves this task. (the rest is growth and further development)
The same can not be said for inanimate objects which do not have a life of their own.