So, I might be wrong, but this is just what I’ve been thinking lately.
On the topic of abortion, a common argument is that a woman shouldn’t be forced to carry a baby to term because essentially the baby is a parasite and she its host. It cannot survive outside of her body, so therefore she has…
quick answer to your question: a foetus is physically dependent on the mother. a baby is socially dependent. Physical dependence occurs when one life form depends solely on the physical body of another life form for its existence. Social dependence; that’s where the child depends on society - on other people - to feed it, clothe it, and love it.
Right. The difference here is between someone donating the use of their organs, blood, and nutrients for nine months, and someone donating their time and money. I’d say the former is a bit much to ask of an unwilling person, wouldn’t you? We don’t legally require parents to donate organs to their children, and we don’t mandate blood donations from every citizen every few months, either.
I agree with you. I was just providing clarification for the asker - am completely pro-choice.
Well time and money raised a child? Time and money? Time and money is all that matters in keeping a child alive. Honestly.
Why is your definition of a parasite only exclusive to blood, organs and nutrients? Why am I not a parasite if I live off your time and money for until I am no longer dependent on you? No real distinction, right? Both an infringement on your freedom. To draw a distinction is to place a value judgment on time and money and to say that it is less important that organs, blood and nutrients—the value of which amounts to organic tissue, that is not sacred and is only valuable insofar as it enables you to function and yes, gives you “time and money”? What if I consider time and money to be vitally more important than organs, blood and nutrients? Then if someone fed off my “time and money”, and if I was unwilling like how some people actually are, he’d be more a parasite than a fetus right? And I could kill him?
By all your logic, it only leads us to that babies are parasites too, and that you would allow for people to kill babies because of individual freedom. After all, you’ve got the time, and you’ve got the money
I’m sorry, but you are already on the internet. Google is literally a click away. All you have to do is type in “define parasite” and you will get your answer. A biological parasite lives off the body of another. A social parasite exploits the hospitality of others.
You are really trivializing the effort, time, and money it takes to go through pregnancy and childbirth. Hey! I bet Google would be able to help you there, too!
Shakin’ mah head.