I have been away, so have not really had time to respond to this thread. I read the article, but I have to say that the main issue haas been highlighted already. What is meant by the term "human being " is neither properly defined nor consistently adhered to. The term is used in English in two different ways, with only a superficial connection which looks stronger than it is because for the most part the biological term human being, and the sociological term human being, refer to the same entity. Different aspects of that entity, to be sure, but for the most part both aspects are present. The exception is the unborn human being. Clearly this entity is biologically a human being. Saying otherwise would be absurd. Equally obviously throughout history and still in most places on earth, the unborn is not regarded as a sociological human being, what I refer to as a person. Whether it should be or not, is the nub of the abortion argument. That argument has nothing to do with the biological realities. Does our society consider the unborn as a member of society, s a person, as a sociological human being? No, it doesn't. Should it do so? In my opinion, no it shouldn't. Has human DNA got anything to do with it? No.This is from:
Abortion: Genocide in the Wombby
"Is the unborn a human being, or not? If the unborn are not human beings, no justification for abortion is necessary; however, if the unborn are human beings, no justification is adequate. I am going to argue that the unborn are human beings, and as such they are entitled to the same right to life shared by all other human beings. My argument is as follows:
If the premises are true, the conclusion logically follows. Anyone who will deny the conclusion, then, must deny the veracity of at least one of the premises.
Most people agree with the first premise. It is a universally accepted moral premise. Those who argue for abortion rights usually take exception with the second premise, namely that the unborn are human beings. It is claimed that no one knows when life begins, but this is not true. The disciplines of science and philosophy are decisive on this matter. The unborn are human beings from the moment of conception."
To read the rest of the article, go to the link noted above.