Tue, 9 October 2012
Abortion is a controversial issue, and at the center of the controversy is the question of whether the unborn are human beings. If they are, then abortion kills a human being.
Many people think that this is somehow a religious issue and involves religious questions like when the soul arrives.
Some people deliberately try to frame the issue this way in order to shut down rational discussion of the subject.
So let's set the question of religious aside <em>entirely</em>.
Instead, let's look at something we should all be able to agree upon: science.
What does science say about whether the unborn are human beings?