Over 500 million sperm are released when an average healthy male ejaculates. Even if only around 200 of those sperm would have reached a females egg, that is 200 cells that could have become a conscious human life if they were not wasted in masturbation. Just as females are choosing to end embryonic life by aborting unwanted pregnancies males are ending zygote life by masturbating.
I am not saying that it is bad, I am purely stating that it should be treated the same as abortion. States are pushing for and passing bills that completely ban or make attaining an abortion legally nearly impossible. Oklahoma just passed a bill in which doctors can be charged with a felony for performing an abortion at any point with in the pregnancy. With one of the senators backing the bill stating that a past 20 week ban was not enough since the embryo still had the possibility of sustaining conscious life. Following that logic then a sperm also has the potential to become conscious life, allowing the correct conditions. To help explain myself it might be best for me to explain exactly what I mean by conscious life. I feel the medical definition of conscious helps "Aware; having present knowledge or perception of oneself, one's acts, and surroundings." so I believe conscious life is just that, any animal that has clear conception and perception of not only its surroundings but also of itself. Just as abortion stops the process and does not allow the chance for the conscious life to come to fruition, not allowing the ability for the sperm to meet with an egg is ending the chances for conscious life with those specific sperm. In places in which abortion is becoming an illegal practice male masturbation should be too.
Wouldn't it be better to approach it from the point of view that abortion should not be illegal? Because you see there is a basic difference here. A sperm by itself has no chance of becoming a life. At a certain point an unborn baby does. So instead of adopting a wacky, way-out proposition that is not a valid comparison I would prefer to concentrate on the point of view of ensuring women have a choice to abort.
I will neither agree nor disagree with your point. My focus is purely on that in places where abortion is restricted male masturbation should be too. That means if abortion was universally legal, male masturbation would be too. As for a sperm cannot create life on its own I agree, but an embryo will not for sure become conscious life either. Even though consciousness is not reached until around the middle of the pregnancy ,(according to the study talked about here https://1000wordphilosophy.wordpress.com... ) many pro life people state that when issues within the pregnancy which could lead to a still birth abortions are still morally wrong and should be illegal because there is still a slight chance the fetus could survive. I am in no way saying that a sperm should be treated the same as a baby because they are different.. A baby has achieved conscious life and just because a sperm is part of what makes in infant does not make it then conscious. It is the possibility of consciousness that the sperm and an early stage fetus share. Yet I concede that I was not clear enough with my original statement. It should only be associated with laws regarding early or first term abortions.
But if you think banning abortion is wrong, surely you are not going to advance your argument by suggesting the banning of a very wide-spread harmless act that is usually done in private and thus can't be monitored anyway? You're just going to make people think you've lost touch with reality in some kind of desire for revenge.