Is she a human being? Her mother attempted to abort her (Melissa Ohden).

Asked by: Jikpamu
  • This is irrelevant

    Of course she is a human being. She carries genetic material that dictates she is a homo sapiens and has ever since her conception; thus, she was still a human being when she was a fetus and was nearly aborted. Every single fetus is a human. The issue of abortion, however, revolves around personhood, not humanity. Until Ohden was born and actually began to survive on her own, she was not a person and did not have the rights we are granted as people. Abortion is the termination of the life of cells, not the life of a person, so the fact that she, or anyone, is/was a human being as a fetus is entirely irrelevant.

  • She is a human being.

    You are mixing up an attempted abortion with an carried out abortion. This is kind of a ridiculous question to ask because it is a bit loaded (you clearly have an agenda) and spurious, to say the least. You are trying to use debate tactics in a non-debate context (yes, I recognize the name of the is debate.Org). You may think that you're being clever but you're undermining yourself and your argument, as well as opportunities for real, substantial discussions.

  • A picture is worth a thousand words towards showing the costs of 55 million babies murdered since 1973.

    1) Here mother didn't think she was viable...
    2) Yet she is a 30+ year old adult today despite her mother trying to terminate her...
    3) 55 Million Americans gone since 1973
    4) American mother's womb can be more dangerous than Iraq and Afghanistan combined
    5) The picture proves she was viable.

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Formerland1 says2014-06-14T00:09:23.113
Of course she is a person now but before she had brain activity she was basically an organ of her mother and her mother was simply removing an organ that could be potentially harmful not unlike removing your appendix