So it goes ...
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Well, not the contemporary view of science.Yup ... not science...largely theological folk or otherwise anti choice zealots.
Without taking a side here, there is another dimension to this – that 'group of cells' will, if it reaches fruition, be a human being, so there is a moral argument that it is proto-human from conception and should be regarded as such?
There is a range of issues. Is someone who's suffered catastrophic injury, or illness, is, say, 'brain-dead' still human?
Our view of what constitutes a human, with rights, changes. Science and theology are just two elements of the debate.
We lost our son to a miscarriage at sixth months – development was slipping further and further behind as the months went on. Those couple of days are all a bit of a blur, and I realise now we were both in a state of shock. I remember being shown my son, and he looked more fledgling than human ... but he was my son, we named him, and we still mourn him.
This was in a time when hospitals treated the whole issue with scant care or concern for the parents. Prem babies delivered stillborn were disposed of as medical waste.
From the moment she was pregnant, that was our child.