This means that a death of a fetus (from zygote onward) is as bad, as tragic, as a death of a fully formed child or adult.
Now, at least 25% of all conceptions - maybe as many as 50% - end up not reaching full term -without abortion entering the picture. This can be anything from zygote failing to implant to a miscarriage at a later stage.
This is an epidemic that makes anything short of the Black Death look small-time! And yet anti-abortionists seem unconcerned about it. Why is that?
Indeed it is an epidemic! I would look at science and efforts to improve birth rates as being pro-life etc. If we can support zygotes and life inside the womb I would be for it!
Further, the older the woman, the higher the risk of miscarriage. If a 45-year-old woman gets pregnant, the chances of miscarriage are around 75%. Does this mean that it is morally wrong for older women to do anything that might result in pregnancy - as such an action is very likely to end in the death of a human being? Maybe only women 18-25 should be permitted to do anything that might lead to pregnancy?
Just to be clear here - I am agreeing with the anti-abortion types. I am just asking for some clarification.
Where your thoughts are leading is to say, look at some point we all die. All pregnancy is a sentence to the death of the child, all parents are murderers. Sometimes, I too wonder if parents are at all aware in what they are doing when they have children.
The thing is that IF this is all there is, denying anyone this seems pretty unfair. Even if this means being born and living in somewhere terrible or even to only die at 2 months from a disease.