I identified as a Pro-Lifer for the longest time, however upon more robust philosophical examination I recognized that it’s a false dichotomy that you have to be in one of these militant Pro-Choice or Pro-Life camps. There’s a 3rd (and much more scientific and rational) approach to this issue that allows us to totally respect women’s rights and bodies while respecting human life. I believe in women’s rights, I believe in the unborn human’s rights but I do not believe in embryonic rights. After 8 weeks of gestation the amorphous combination of the cells transforms into something that has all of the characteristics that we define as human (heart beat, brain waves, distinct internal organs, eyes, fingers, etc).
So the most ethical public policy would be to give women 8 weeks to make their reproductive choice, which is sufficient time for an adult to make a serious life decision. After those 8 weeks what’s growing within them is objectively a human being and should be treated as such. This approach accounts for all the classic Pro-Choice arguments.

Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸

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