I love you Randi and you are one of my longest gurus (since the '90s), I'm one of your gorgeous girdle gays, so I'm not some religious or politically attacking "wackadoodle"
I believe that life as we humans experience it begins with awareness or feeling and that happens sometime after the zygote has made it's home in the uterus and actually starts growing, (living), and developing the ability to "feel" .
While whatever happens to sperm and eggs prior to that (please forgive me for being graphic here, but to make the point) whether guys ejaculate anywhere outside of a vagina or a women's eggs are discharged during menstruation or are affected by birth control or anything else preventing uterus implantation may be diversely arguable amongst those debating the issues of life, it quite different from saying that a fetus is not life because it can't live without you prior to a certain time while it is growing, moving and *living* inside of you, may feel and have thoughts.
I heart you and RRMB:)
Ok that's cool, Tom. But be aware that what you say is 1000% belief, and has nothing to do with facts.
Potatoes unpicked and still in the ground may feel and have thoughts. How do you know they don't??
A zygote that may have some kind of physical problem may not be able to "feel" - what, then?
We do not know when human life begins. When it ends is an equally iffy matter, especially if you've had to make either/or decisions about loved ones on life support. Those matters are strictly up to the caregivers and medical staff, not anyone's personal beliefs on the matter.
This is the heart of Roe v Wade. I wish those making so-called "prolife" arguments would pay attention to it.