Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
The difference is still about autonomous life. It's perfectly reasonable to choose not to look after an infant for example, but killing it is ending a human life, because while that baby can't feed itself or file a tax return, it can "live" on its own strength. A foetus cannot.
I don't really agree with this definition of whether something's alive or not. I don't fully agree with any technical definition of what constitutes a life, though. There's holes in all of them.
I don't feel too strongly on it really. The fact that I disagree with most justifications for abortion is entirely secondary simply because I don't see why anyone who wants to have an abortion should have to justify it to me
in the first place. That said, I do get drawn into debates on it a fair bit.