theblueherring:I don’t care whether or not you think abortion is moral or should be legal, anyone who claims that abortion and murder are the same thing is not making a rational argument.
The reason abortion is not murder is because murder involves the killing of a human being, and embryos aren’t human beings. One only has to use a little logic to come to this conclusion.
Embryos are alive, and they’re human, but they aren’t human beings. Similar to how a skin cell is alive and human but not a human being. Embryos are in the process of developing into a human being, but they aren’t there yet, such is made evident when you see how much more development an embryo needs before it can leave the womb.
The difference between an embryo and a skin cell is obvious. A embryo has the potential to become a human being, and people can certainly argue that it is wrong to destroy that potential, but that is a different concept than murder.