That really depends ;)
No, it doesn't, Polson.
If you lack imagination or empathy then I'll help you - would you prefer to be dead or alive?
I'd prefer to be alive. Now, do you have a right to make such choice for a child?
Besides, what if the mum doesn't like the kid?
So she has a right to kill a kid because MAYBE she won't like it? xD
What if she likes the kid?
What if she loves the kid?
Is she able to know this before the child is born?
No, because the bond between the child and the mother starts during the pregnancy and becomes so strong after the child is born that a mother who wants to give her baby to adoption may change her mind about giving it away and she may decide to keep the baby!
After all, it's the result of something very painful, physically and psychologically. What if she CAN'T like the kid? She could get violent with him/her. She could just abandon him/her.
One word: ADOPTION.
Also, the grandma and grandad may like the kid, you know?
Go explain the kid why s/he an unwanted 'bastard'.
Go explain to the kid that he/she is unworthy of living because his/her mum doesn't like him/her.
I mean there's a real problem here.
Of course there is, it isn't nice, it isn't pleasant, but definitely it isn't worth saying someone's life isn't worthy enough.
Noone has a right to say sth like that, to decide about it.
You're not really concerned about the kid, you're concerned about mother's feelings.
Sorry, but I don't think someone's feelings are more important than someone's life.
It isn't even about religion, but about common sense and human decency.
It isn't the kid's fault. The kid shouldn't pay for it with his/hers life.
That's my opinion.
Really? Personally I've never met any children who can only survive by sucking blood from the body of their host. Apparently your experience is otherwise.
Harry, it's all just purposeful semantics, isn't it?
For a woman that wants a child - no matter how early the stage of pregnancy it is, it is her CHILD. Notice that no woman calls her wanted child
"a feotus". The child becomes a feotus when it is unwanted. Killing it becomes "an abortion" then. It's easier for the psyche, of course, when you use euphemisms. If the woman wanted a child what would she scream? "You killed my baby, you bastard!"
We all know that "a feotus" is a human being, with a certain set of genes not to be repeated again. It won't grow to be a dog, ffs lol
Honestly, guys, I'm not writing this as a Christian even. I'm writing this as a humanist, a human being. It's logic and biology.
You'd be probably outraged if some cruel as*hole kicked your female pregnant dog to the point that she would loose her puppies.
But if it's about a human being, then nooooo... It's feotus, it isn't alive... lol
What the hell... :/