Quote Originally Posted by "Melyssa K" Kennedy View Post
It all comes down to when people believe it becomes "a person." Some people say a cluster of cells is already a person with human rights and others say it is nothing more than clumps of replicating DNA. THAT is the whole issue of abortions and THAT is where the arguments start and never end. Of course, then religion and biology are brought into it and it becomes an all-out war.
Well, those that say it is simply replicating DNA are correct in a utterly simplistic way. It's called the beginning if life. Want to know why they call it that? It is because that is precisely what it is. Those that say it is simply a mass of DNA should remember that every single human started out that exact same way, including the them. They were simply fortunate enough to be cared for and allowed to live.