The Abortion Debate
...ABORTION DEBATE The Abortion Debate: Pro versus Con Is abortion socially, culturally, economically, legally, morally and spiritually permissible Is abortion a reprehensible act Who is right Who is wrong Who is to judge Will the abortion debate be ever conclusive
The abortion debate centers around two contentious beliefs:
i. That human life, in the form of an ovum and spermatozoon, becomes a human person at the time of conception, and
ii. That human life becomes a human person after conception- perhaps when the fetus looks human, or becomes sentient, or when it has half emerged from its mother's body, or is born, or is functioning completely independent of its mother1...