“Fetuses, especially those as old as five or six months, elicit our sympathy…because they look disconcertingly like people; their physical features are recognizably human. But this sympathy is misplaced…. While a fetus of five or six months may, perhaps, possess some flickering of sensation, or some capacity to feel pain, this is equally true and probably even more true of creatures like fish or insects….a proper respect for the right to life requires that it not be respected where it does not exist.”
Mary Ann Warren, Commentary on “Can the Fetus be an Organ Farm?” Hastings Center Report October 1978, p 23-24
is this not life?
Is the child above really equivalent to an insect or fish?
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