Originally Posted by MJ1970
So you're getting to the question of what makes a human human. Is it the soul that does so? If so, does this living being in a womb have a soul?
I contend that any discussion of a soul is meaningless and should not be allowed to be used in any legal argument as long as it remains in the realm of fantasy. It stays in the realm of fantasy until you come up with a falsifiable definition.
But I'm not fucking stupid, either. I see what bothers so many Christians about abortion. They believe in souls. They think the soul arrives immediately. They think abortion is murder because that soul loses its vessel.
All ridiculous bullshit that should NOT ENTER ANY PUBLIC LEGAL DEBATE unless a soul is defined, quantified, and proven to exist.
If the strength of your religious conviction is used to determine legal debates, you might as well just enact that Sharia law you hate so much. You are the other side of that same coin.