— because truth has consequences —

Brian Kuehmichel
March 6, 2012

Eternity's largest battle is not between good and evil, but between truth and lies!

Lie #5: A fetus is not human.

The term fetus is given to the human embryo after the 8th week of gestation in the later developmental stages showing recognizable features of the mature human. Historically a fetus was understood to be:

late 14c., "the young while in the womb or egg," from L. fetus (often, incorrectly, foetus) "the bearing, bringing forth, or hatching of young," from Latin base *fe- "to generate, bear," also "to suck, suckle."
fetus. (n.d.). Retrieved February 29, 2012, from Online Etymology Dictionary website: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=fetus.

Wikipedia states that a fetus "is a developing mammal or other viviparous vertebrate after the embryonic stage and before birth." Retrieved February 29, 2012, from Wikipedia website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetus

The term 'fetus' is given as a name to distinguish one part of the gestational journey from another. It is not a declaration of another kind of organism. A human, conceived from human sperm and ovum, developing through its stages and transitioning through one stage which is called a fetus does not lose its humanness during any of those stages of development. To state that this fetus is not human as a line of argument assumes that the ones making the argument were not conceived in the womb of a woman just like every body else and were never a fetus in their gestational development either. So can they now stand outside of, separate from and above that former position as a fetus and declare that they were not human either, and if so, what makes them human now? It is quite irrational for a human to argue that they were not human throughout all of their journey to this moment. Follow this link to a short overview of arguments:
A Person is a Person.

The Case For Life

Book review: The Case For Life by Scott Klusendorf
Book Reviewer David Rodriguez

— http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/10/book-review-case-for-life-by-scott.html —

"Klusendorf advises that the issue focus on the status of the unborn. Next, he introduces a tactic he calls “Trot out the Toddler,” in which one asks if a “particular justification for abortion also works as a justification for killing toddlers”. This tactic forces the pro-choicer to face the issue of the humanity of the unborn. Now Klusendorf briefly presents the case that “elective abortion unjustly takes the life of a defenseless human being,” and lists a brief summary of the main arguments..."

"First, concerning the rape objection, Klusendorf gets to the heart of the matter: what is the unborn? Again this issue is what resolves everything. He writes, “‘how should we treat human beings who remind us of a painful event?’...”"

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