(Just putting this out there, this is going to be a VERY long response. Trust me, it’s over 1000 words and took up 4 pages in word. If you honestly don't want to read it all of it and completely ignore it, please don't bother replying.)
Were those 11 million people sentient, born and a human being? Yes. Are fetuses? No.
May I just say though that during the Holocaust, a brave Jewish woman called Gisella Perl performed abortions for pregnant people?
A fetus does not meet the requirements to be called a human being. Just having human DNA is not enough for a fetus to be called a human being. It is not autonomous, sentient or born nor does it have a conscience, like a born human being.
I'm not saying that a fetus is not alive nor am I calling it a parasite as that is incorrect. However, that does not give it the right to use someone's body, resources or organs without continuous consent. Even already born people are not allowed to use someone's body, organs or resources without consent, which is why you aren't forced to give blood or forced donate organs.
Just in case you or someone else replies:
"Abortion is MURDER"
Here is the definition of murder:
The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
(Source: From Google)
Abortion is not murder as, a fetus is not a human being. A human being is born, sentient and autonomous. A fetus is not.
There is lack of malice. People get abortions for a number of reasons:
~Lack of finances to care for family,
~Serious medical condition,
~Pregnancy would get in the way of school/work,
~Lack of sex education,
There is no premeditation. Seriously, people do not get pregnant just for an abortion.
You have a lawful excuse for an abortion. No one, born or unborn has the right to use your body, resources or internal organs without continuous consent, regardless of the reason's or circumstance's.
"If abortion is not murder, then why is it that when a pregnant person is killed, the criminal is charged with double homicide?"
Double homicide was put in place by the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA) in order to further punish the murderer for their crime, that’s it. Part of the Act states that this cannot be used to punish anyone who may obtain an abortion as it is a safe and legal medical procedure.
Furthermore, not every country/state uses double homicide in cases of a pregnant person’s murder, those that do only consider it double homicide if the fetus was considered viable.
Part of the Act itself:
Sec. 1841 subsection (A) 2.C:
”If the person engaging in the conduct thereby intentionally kills or attempts to kill the unborn child, that person shall instead of being punished under subparagraph (A), be punished as provided under sections 1111, 1112, and 1113 of this title for intentionally killing or attempting to kill a human being.”
1111 being that of murder, 1112 manslaughter, 1113 attempt of murder or manslaughter.
Within the same act, under subsection (C):
”Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the prosecution—
(1) of any person for conduct relating to an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent is implied by law;
(2) of any person for any medical treatment of the pregnant woman or her unborn child; or
(3) of any woman with respect to her unborn child.”
“Well, why not just put the baby in the adoption system!!”
Adoption is a way out of parenting, not pregnancy.
”A baby/child has a heartbeat at 18 days!”
Aaaaaand…your point is what exactly? Just because it has a heartbeat does not mean it can use someone’s body without consent.
Also, it’s not a baby/child. A baby/child is born. A fetus is not. Seriously, it’s a fetus until birth.
”Consent to sex is consent to pregnancy!”
No it is not. I consented to sex, not pregnancy. Even if it were consent, CONSENT CAN BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME!!
For example, I make out with my partner and I ask them to stop for whatever reason. My partner keeps on going, despite me not consenting to it. That is invading my rights as I asked them to stop, therefore I did not give them consent to continue.
It’s the same with pregnancy. I got pregnant but shit happens and:
~I lose my job and do not have the money to look after me and my family, let alone another child. So I choose to abort.
~A medical complication pops up with either me, the fetus or both of us. So I choose to abort.
~I have a mental illness and I am not able to care for myself during a pregnancy nor am I mentally capable of caring for a child. So I choose to abort.
~I take medication which would cause serious health issues to the fetus and could potentially result in a miscarriage or disability later on. So I choose to abort.
Furthermore, sex is not always used to procreate. Many people have sex to feel pleasure, express their love for their partner or, because it’s fun, it feels good and that people want to please their partner.
As well as this, sex has been proven to decrease stress levels, lower heart attack risk, improve the immune system, and improve sleep.
”If you didn’t want to be pregnant, you should have kept your legs closed!!!”
Misogyny. Misogyny everywhere. Why do I never hear “he shouldn’t have put his dick in her vagina” or “he should have kept his dick in his pants”? Oh, and your also completely ignoring victims who were raped. Congrats.
Just so you know, I support the choices that people make, whether they abort, continue with the pregnancy or place it in the adoption system.
You choose to continue the pregnancy because *insert reason here*? Good luck! I support you and I wish you and your family the best future.
You choose abortion because *insert reason here*? Fine with me! If that is your decision, I will support you.
You choose adoption because *insert reason here*? Alrighty then! If that is what you feel is best for you, I will support you.
Eh, there's probably mistakes in this but meh. I really couldn't care less, i'm hungry and my dinner is about to be served, cheerio.