1) Even though the fetus is “alive,” it has yet to “live.”
In response to this pro-life graphic, a pro-choicer wrote:
[I]t is not possible to ‘murder’ something that has yet to live. In a purely scientific sense, the fetus is ‘alive’, but it has not achieved personhood. …
Ok, wait, wait, wait – is this person really arguing that, even if you’re alive, you’re not living (i.e., you’re not really alive)? Even though the definition of alive is: “living: living, especially still living, and not dead”?
I do realize that some pro-choicers believe that there are other reasons why abortion is not murder (I’ve never heard a valid one), but arguing that the baby has “yet to live” is the most illogical I’ve heard. If you’d like to read why a supposed lack of “personhood” is also not a good reason to support abortion, please see this excellent article.