Should abortion be considered as a felony crime ?

Asked by: stephannoi
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  • Most zygotes and embryos die, as it is.

    That "abortion is a crime, " per se, is a matter of opinion, in the first place.

    Due to genetic deficiencies or due to implantation failure, a large majority - around 80% - of zygotes and embryos die on their own, without conscious input from the parents. This is almost never known about by the parents.

    While a miscarriage can be quite sad, in cases where the pregnancy is wanted, the loss of the vast majority of zygotes and embryos isn't known, and society goes on just fine, on that score.

    I understand how some people feel about abortion, yet as far as being pro-life or pro-choice, it is almost always in general terms, i.e. there usually will be exceptions, and rather than it being a specific abortion, it is the idea of abortion.

    When a woman has an abortion, we almost never know of it, be it the woman next door, or a woman across town or across the world.

    Is there a demonstrable need on the part of society, to take away the freedom that women now have, in this matter? I certainly say no.

  • What crime has been committed?

    I'm assuming that the OP is asking about a murder charge here. In the case of murder, the legal definition is, in short "Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought" (https://www.Law.Cornell.Edu/uscode/text/18/1111). A human being is defined as "every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development" (https://www.Law.Cornell.Edu/uscode/text/1/8). As a fetus has not been 'born alive,' it is not a human and therefore abortion is not murder.

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