I truly enjoy the debate here. Allow me to add a point for consideration, a federal law that recognizes the fetus (including zygotes) as a living human being.
The Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 is a federal law that recognizes the embryo/fetus as a legal victim if injured or killed — in utero- during the commission of various felonies. The law defines “in utero” as:
“a member of the species Homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb”
So, per federal law, if you kill a pregnant woman you most likely are on the hook for a double homicide. The law, as it is written, includes zygotes. How could anyone be guilty of a double homicide if they didn’t kill two human beings?
I will continue to emphasize that, while abortion is horrific and disgusting, giving women access to a safe abortion procedure is the better public policy.