I don't think comparing a foetus to a coma patient is really appropriate. At the end of the day, if you chose to not feed a newborn baby there would be nothing it could do about it so it wouldn't be able to survive alone out of the womb either.
This isn't a for or against argument, simply that a coma patient is an entirely different situation.
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A coma patient on life support isn't legally considered to be alive, and the machine is just on until someone decides to turn it off and allow them to die. Similarly, a foetus at 10 weeks barely even qualifies as a human, and certainly isn't capable of any kind of "life" on its own. Calling the termination of a pregnancy at that point of development "murder" is pretty absurd in my eyes.
It's cold on the outside they say
But the cold leaves you clear while the heat leaves a haze
FTR I'm exactly like you; find abortion distasteful and wouldn't want one personally but am pro-choice because I don't want to impose my feelings towards it on everybody else. It's really none of my business.
TBH, newborns can be left at hospitals, churches, etc if you don't want to take care of one. You can't do that with a 10 week old fetus.
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 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.
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