E from Michigan Wrote:
Jul 01, 2013 1:49 PM
It's an analogy, daishi55--do you really not see that? It's like the one attributed to ...was it Lincoln?...to the effect that even if you call a tail a leg, a horse still doesn't have five legs, because calling a tail a leg make it one. A name doesn't change reality. Recognition of the fact that what you or I or anyone else calls the fetus or unborn child is fundamentally immaterial--i.e., it is what it is, regardless of what we term it--could in fact affect the debate. Few women could easily bring themselves to destroy an individual, living, growing human being if that were the reality they accepted.