Here's a conversation I had on Youtube:
Topic: is a fetus a "being"?
Me: A being is just that which exist, hence the root word "be".
Regardless of his or her rights, the fetus is not a part of the mother, but is its own, separate organism. This doesn't say much. So is her cat.
Blackrose3226: sorry hun, but that word has more than one meaning.
Blackrose3226: it's completely dependent on another human being for its continued existence. without the mother's life-giving nutrients and oxygen it would die. the fetus and the mother's body are symbiotically linked, existing in the same physical space and sharing the same risks. what the mother does affects the fetus. and when things go wrong with the fetus, it affects the mother. their relationship is very parasitic.
Blackrose3226: It has no mind of its own,it reacts with animal instincts, it is a fungus according to all scientific standards, no better then moss on a tree, untill it becomes sentient and breaths on its own.
[Yes I notice the oddity of a fungus with animal instincts and the fact that moss is a plant.]
Me: A fungus? That is probably the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
Blackrose3226: it is a fungus according to all scientific standards. whether you think it's stupid or not is quite irrelevant.