The abortion debate is really about the nature of the fetus.

If the fetus is a human being, then abortion is morally wrong.

  • No one should be killed because they are an inconvenience.
  • No one should be killed because their father was a rapist.
  • No one should be killed because their life will be hard.
  • No one should be killed because of their gender.
  • No one should be killed because they are unwanted.

The burden of proof rests on the ones who want to prove that the fetus is not a human being. What is it, then? And if you’re going to say that a fetus isn’t a human¬†person,¬†then you must demonstrate the difference between a human being and a human person. And please don’t confuse functional persons and ontological persons, because a list to define a functional person is always obviously problematic and I really get tired of pointing out that when someone is asleep or unconscious in such a way that they are not immediately sentient, they don’t become less of a person.