Originally Posted by GreaseMonkey
Be pro-life, but give up when life actually happens. The whole life begins at conception thing is BS for two reasons. 1. Sperm is technically living cells. If you are true full on pro-life, beating off in the shower is genocide. 2. Until the fetus can live outside of the womb even with extra medical equipment, it is nothing but a parasite. A fetus can usually survive outside of the womb at 20-23 weeks with medical equipment.
Sperm by itself will never grow into a person. It is no more "alive" than a drop of blood. The point at which a fetus can live outside the womb has been changing based on medical technology. A preemie that would likely have dies 100 years ago might survive today. Maybe in another 100 years we'll be able to grow a fertilized egg all the way from conception to "full term" outside of the womb. Does this mean we are changing when "life" begins?