Originally Posted by brewmenn
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?
Well, according to those that say new technology is the way to think, they should say yes in favor of the fetus. After all, you and I are old sheep.