There is a famous quote by an author revered for his simplicity which states that “a person is a person no matter how small.” Even though Dr. Seuss was referring to the Whos in Whoville, the quote transcends beyond just a child’s story. In my many debates with pro-choice advocates, one main belief has kept resurfacing that continues to astound me every time it is muttered.
A baby is not a baby/person/human until it is born.
I do not even know where to begin other than the fact I disagree.
Referring to the argument that a fetus- if you will- is not a person, I need to explore the definition of a person. The Merriam-Webster definition states a person is a “human being,” while Google's dictionary defines it as “a human being regarded as an individual.” Many people do not regard to fetuses as individuals and that is why there is such a thing as "pro-choice". However, it is illogical for a non-individual to have its own working circulatory and urinary systems - these also form around month three.
A baby begins to resemble the physical appearance of a developed human from month 2-4. Nonetheless, a person should not be judged on his/her appearance. It’s as if I can say to the parents of a toddler, “Oh, your kid is a boy? Well, he doesn’t look like one, so he therefore he isn’t.” Irrational, right? There is no logical foundation for this argument; the statement itself is unjustifiable.