Understanding the meaning of the word "fetus"

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People don't seem to be scientifically literate when it comes to the use of the word "fetus", when they speak as though a fetus and a human are mutually exclusive; they're not mutually exclusive, just like it's not mutually exclusive for an animal to be both a bird and green (it doesn't make sense to say "when a bird turns into a green").

Not every fetus is a human, and not every human is a fetus, but an organism can be both a fetus and a human. The word fetus refers to a stage of development & has nothing to do with the species.

If it's the fetus of a human, then it was human all along. If it's the fetus of a lion, then it was a lion all along. If it's the fetus of an elephant, then it was an elephant all along. If it's the fetus of a bear, then it was a bear all along. The fetus of a lion never turns into the fetus of a bear or a human.

the definition of fetus
Fetus - Wikipedia
 
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It is a human fetus, that does not make a person who has rights

Yeah... people used to make that same statment regarding slave too... w/ the same underserved air of authority. I bet they even used "science" to justify this pov.

But, whatever right? It's Science.
 
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Yeah... people used to make that same statment regarding slave too... w/ the same underserved air of authority. I bet they even used "science" to justify this pov.

But, whatever right? It's Science.
The difference being that a slave was a person. One that could survive on their own. Has a sense of self and a consciousness. To deny that was evil. A fetus has none of those traits.
 
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It is a human fetus, that does not make a person who has rights
And there, folks, is the central issue concerning abortion. That understanding leads to the only relevant questions: When do we become human? When do we acquire basic human rights? And what authority gets final say over the answers to those questions?

Everything else is nonsense.
 
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The difference being that a slave was a person. One that could survive on their own. Has a sense of self and a consciousness. To deny that was evil. A fetus has none of those traits.
Yeah, isn't Science
 
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its so funny when RW men try to make sense of issues related to women.....

get a fucking grip.
 
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