A fetus is human however it is not considered a person under the law until it leaves the birth canal alive and therefore the fetus has no rights (none that can supersede the mothers right's) under the law until lives and breathes on its own. Just giving an understanding of the facts.
There is no reason to say that a fetus isn't a living being. This is a really dumb argument. Even if the child was conceived out of rape, Or the child would be put up for adoption anyways, Whatever the story is, It doesn't mean that the child has any less right to live.
An embryo is a human life because it has its own unique genetic code. A clump of cells like us only smaller. Theres no more consistent line of reasoning to take when discussing the issues surrounding the right to live. Reception to pain, Heartbeat, Brain activity, When the pregnancy is discovered. All are no factor in making this determination.
Some people say a fetus is not human; however, How can a living being that is not a human become a human? It just doesn't make sense. It is just a different stage of development. Just because they rely on someone else for food and water as they are being developed doesn't mean that they aren't human.
Biologically speaking, Yes, It is a human. By law it will not be considered human but technically it’s a human- babies are humans, Even if it is a clump of cells, Aren’t all humans clumps of cells? You, Me, And your average joe are clumps of cells. No matter how insignificant a human being may seem, It is still a human with nerve endings therefore considered sentient.
Everyone was once a foetus. Every time a person was born all the way down generations the species had generally always been the same. We cannot give birth to any other species other than a human unless we had relations with an animal which is a very rare occurrence indeed.
I've read some of the "No" arguments and, As expected, They rely on abstract boundaries or refer to law to support their argument. A fetus is without a doubt a human all the way through, The question is really: What are you morally comfortable with destroying or bearing witness to the destruction of? Scientifically a human fetus is a human, So we don't need go to deep into that one.
Is the different between a "fully" developed human being and a fetus consciousness? If so, That seems rather abstract and nonsensical knowing that a being is going to gain these abilities later in development. In what other circumstance do we differentiate the value of a human life based on consciousness?
I don't understand how there could be a debate on this question. There's definitely one as to whether a fetus is a "person", But almost certainly it's a human being--genetically, As the offspring of two human individuals; biologically, As a human in the gestational stage of development; and conceptually, From an instrumental point of view (it'd be useless to call a fetus something else than a human), From a coherentist point of view (it has counterparts in nearly all other forms of life), And from a principled point of view (given all of the aforementioned factors and the process of biogenesis which, Regardless of how it occurs, Does).
When ANY seed is planted it takes on life. . . Unless the seed is bad. When sperm/seed meets the egg there is life, Unless the seed dies before it reaches the egg, Or the egg is no good or dies. . . Period the end!
If a fetus isn't alive or isn't human then after about nine months you would NOT have a living, Breathing human being born. A corn seed does NOT give you a giraffe when planted. When any vegetable seed is planted it produces LIVE produce. . . UNLESS the seed is bad or conditions for the seed to grow aren't favorable.
"Life can only bring about life. " If the aforementioned were not true then death could not exist.
Almost all biologists agree that life starts at conception that baby has it's own unique human genome and technically has all the same rights as a child outside the womb. I think even if its just called a fetus its still should be called a baby. He baby usually gets it's heartbeat before most women even find out they're pregnant. If that fetus isn't a human,
This question is confusing to me honestly. Is a fetus a human? Anything that happens after human conception is human in general if you're asking if the fetus is alive right after conception well then no. 3 weeks is when the human brain begins to develop, But 6-7 weeks for there to be any type of brain activity. It then takes 6-7 weeks for them to have a heartbeat. During this time between 1 and 7 weeks the fetus isn't quite self-aware at this point. The thing that makes humans well human is the fact the we have a conscious and are able to make our own decisions. A fetus is what I like to call a human in the making. Every human has the right to live that's correct, But every human. . . Wait no. . . . EVERY WOMAN has the right to decide what she wants to do with her body the fetus is using its "mother" for protection, Food, And water without her the fetus wouldn't survive on its own. So is a fetus a human? Honestly technically yes conceived by two other humans it would be well human. But is it alive and living as a human well to me no. If you think my argument is invalid how come when someone is brain dead they aren't considered alive they have a heartbeat and there organs are still working (even for a short time) but why would we consider a fetus to be alive when all there organs haven't even begun to develop to their fullest potential in working to keep the body alive. . . And on its own?
To begin with, We must understand that the mere fact that something has human cells does not make it human, Ovules have them and have never been defined as human, Our humanity can be defined by 3 main characteristics, Empathy, Communication and intelligence, Other species have some of these characteristics, But few have all 3 to the same extent, A fetus does not have intelligence, Communication or empathy, It is not a human.
It is nothing more than a clump of cells. Sure, If you give birth to it, Then yeah, That is a human. I think that's pretty self-explanatory, As abortion would be illegal if not. And I mean illegal from a scientific point of view, Not a religious or personal opinion. Therefore, Is it a human? Absolutely not.
If by human you mean "belonging to the human specie", Then there's no argument there. Instead, If you mean "as valuable as an human", I think it's not. In my opinion, A human has a value which makes him more important than animals, And this value is given from his interior world (conscience, Ability to feel complex feelings, Ability to reflect. . . ). So, Considering that a fetus doesn't have these features, I don't feel like giving it the same value that a human being has. BTW, Sorry if my english is bad but I'm not a native speaker.