Valuable: of considerable use, service, or importance
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A concept is an abstraction or generalization from experience or the result of a transformation of existing concepts. The concept reifies all of its actual or potential instances whether these are things in the real world or other ideas. Concepts ar... e treated in many if not most disciplines both explicitly, such as in psychology, philosophy, etc., and implicitly, such as in mathematics, physics, etc.In metaphysics, and especially ontology, a concept is a fundamental category of existence. In contemporary philosophy, there are at least three prevailing ways to understand what a concept is:Concepts as mental representations, where concepts are entities that exist in the brain,Concepts as abilities, where concepts are abilities peculiar to cognitive agents, andConcepts as abstract objects, where objects are the constituents of propositions that mediate between thought, language, and referents
Sorry, human life never becomes valuable. Our only valuable contribution to this Earth occurs when our nutrients return to the dirt when we die and become rotting corpses. Human Abortion is a gift of mercy to Nature.
@eagleoftheeast: I STRONGLY doubt a woman would just decide to have unprotected sex on the premise that if the gets pregnant, she could just have an abortion afterwards. Abortion is a huge decision, and no doubt something women would most likely rather avoid having. Abortions are more necessary after a rape, for example.
You understand morning after pills are abortion drugs right? People take them much more lightly, even in place of birth control pills (pills that serve only to stave off your own production of gametes). The vast majority of abortions aren't being performed in a medical center at all.
"Only when a baby become statistically plausible to be able to survive on its own does it become valuable in my opinion." - imabench
All people have to do is not kill it and it'll have an 80-85% chance of living on its own. Is that statistics enough for you?