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Are those who oppose early term pregnancies being hypocritical, as they eat meat?

Are those who oppose early term pregnancies being hypocritical, as they eat meat? Topic: How to write an addendum to my will
July 16, 2019 / By Cheri
Question: This is not directed to those who oppose early term pregnancies, and do not meat. I see the largest point from the religious side on early term pregnancies is that the just fertilized ovum has interests of surviving (as if the future sentient human is talking). Others may say that the fertilized ovum is now a human, but surly we can agree that it is not yet a "human", and that you are arguing for the fact that it will become a human. Nevertheless, the main point is with regards to the interests, future or present, of the fertilized ovum. The religious are so concerned with the "interests" of the fertilized ovum, yet they neglect the current interests of beings who are already sentient (having sense perception; conscious), but are non-human. They are so vocal about saving the possible future pleasures of existence, yet they will go home, and have piece of a dead pig for supper. They have done to the sentient pig (who has great interests in existing past the point of slaughter), what they do not want for the fertilized, unconscious, non-sentient, ovum. To stay, "well, they are animals, and not humans", is a horribly weak argument with no reasoning for the neglect of other sentient beings interests. I could add a lot more... but I do not want to drag it on for long, as nobody would read it. I'll just respond to peoples answers. And no, I'm not some "dumb animal lover"... Example: I disapprove, and dislike PETA. I just asked the question, but I did not receive any answers, so I'll try again. Jesus is not A Muslim: The squirrel analogy is an emergency situation - the consumption of meat is a luxury, non-emergency situation, which is not required to live a healthy life. Believing the early embryo is a sentient baby is a far stretch due to culture, and perhaps evolution. HAHA.. oh my, I just realized how I did not say abortion once... I apologize for that. Jesus is not A Muslim: The squirrel analogy is an emergency situation - the consumption of meat is a luxury, non-emergency situation, which is not required to live a healthy life. Believing the early embryo is a sentient baby is a far stretch due to culture, and perhaps evolution. HAHA.. oh my, I just realized how I did not say abortion once... I apologize for that. ^^ double post due to slow internet connection, and clicking 'Submit' twice. lawrenceba549: There are points in my question which were poorly written. The use of “human” is not needed, and it only made my question confusing. I’m saying that the fertilized egg is not, and has not been sentient. Regardless, my main point is of the interests of such fertilized eggs to become sentient beings who perceive pleasure, and enjoy existence. A person can care so deeply about the embryo, and fight hard to preserve its opportunity to become sentient, but yet ignore the interests of future pleasures other sentient beings. “To equate the eating of meat as hypocritical of those who oppose abortion is intellectually lazy and dishonest rationalization.” How so? britney0487: Regardless as to when the embryo becomes sentient, we can agree that there is a point when it is not. My question is referring to the time when the baby is not sentient, and a person’s care about this time (early term abortions). A person neglects the interest of the already sentient when consuming them, but they care greatly for the interests of the non-sentient, and I find this odd. I understand there is a large emotional attachment to the embryo (perhaps due to an evolutionary survival mechanism), but such attachment does not give reason for neglect. If one is to say that we should protect the future interests of this non-sentient embryo, they should then be quick to say that we should protect the interests of the already sentient beings, as both are possibility being robbed from the interest of sentient existence, and future pleasurable experiences.
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Ash Ash | 8 days ago
Lifers are often either incapable of understanding the concept of the difference between a sentient and nonsentient being, or they fail to recognize the logical reason for using this as the criterion for placing value on a being. Fireball - "who would oppose pregnancy except deadbeat dads??" A woman who doesn't want to be pregnant. Addendum: "Others may say that the fertilized ovum is now a human, but surly we can agree that it is not yet a "human" The phrase "a human" is meaningless. A human fetus is certainly of the human species. The question is whether the fetus is a *person*, and the science behind neurology and embryology is pretty conclusive. Sentience does not occur until around the 30th week of gestation. A person only exists in the uterus for about ten weeks, and during this time, abortion is not legal as an objective procedure. britney0487 - "Do you ever hear a woman who WANTS to be pregnant calling her baby an embryo or an ovum? No? You hear her calling it her baby." A woman can call her fetus a typewriter. A fetus does not fit the definition of a typewriter, nor does it fit the definition of a baby. A baby is, by definition, born.
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Ash Originally Answered: Do u think some europeans are hypocritical??
Europeans suck big time. They like to point out that our economy is going down the drain and capitalism sucks when you look at their countries lol! Europe is on the brink of collapse because of their debt crisis lol! Am I glad that I live in America.

Zeph Zeph
I agree women should choose the fate of their baby.. But that's what it is, a baby. Do you ever hear a woman who WANTS to be pregnant calling her baby an embryo or an ovum? No? You hear her calling it her baby. What will happen to the fertilized egg? It will become a functioning, living, breathing person if it's allowed to live. You should read about the growth of a baby in the uterus. At 6 weeks it has a detectable heart beat. By the 9th week, the baby already has limbs that can move, and by the 10th week it can suck its thumb and move it's mouth. At week 14 the baby is easily felt moving, and has hair and fingernails. I really don't see why there is a debate over whether it's a person or not. Choose an early term abortion if it's your final choice, but don't pretend it's not a baby you are getting rid of. Alexis: my point was that the fetus is indeed called a baby only if the woman wants to have it. The minute she has decided to have an abortion it stops being her baby and becomes a fetus or an egg. It's all in the mindset and emotion. The majority of women aren't scientists and they aren't going to call their women fetuses because it's 'scientifically correct'. Fetus sounds cold and unattatched. Also Alexis: http://www.abortionfacts.com/online_book... "By 8 weeks? Show me! By this age the neuro-anatomic structures are present. What is needed is (1) a sensory nerve to feel the pain and send a message to (2) the thalamus, a part of the base of the brain, and (3) motor nerves that send a message to that area. These are present at 8 weeks. The pain impulse goes to the thalamus. It sends a signal down the motor nerves to pull away from the hurt." A fetus can feel pain at 8 weeks. This is shown in a saline abortion when the baby is seen jerking away from the solution trying to get away as it is burning alive. EDIT: There is an extremely small time frame to realize you are pregnant and then make a choice to have an abortion. Most women do not even know they are pregnant until 3 or 4 weeks, sometimes even longer, has passed. I suppose in the end it's a woman's choice to have an abortion, hopefully they will do it in the first term before 8 weeks have passed, but personally I wouldn't do it. It makes me sick to think about it. The thing about animals.. again it's a personal choice. I never said to outlaw abortion, but personally I make the choice to be pro-life for myself. If someone wishes to be vegan or vegetarian, fine by me. But we should allow that to remain a personal choice as well. I eat a lot of chicken, but I steer away from beef normally because of the cloning and hormones that is running rampant in that area. One more thing: just because someone opposes abortion does not in any way mean they must be affiliating that with a religious conviction. Some believe it is just morally wrong and cruel. Much like many non-religious are opposed to the death penalty. Last edit: I see your point, but we are on two entirely different playing fields here. You should not equate a human baby with an animal. I love animals myself - I have two dogs that are like my kids. But to say eating a chicken sandwich should have the same emotional weight and attatchment to breaking the limbs off of your own baby during a D&C is just being unrealistic. Yes, if you lose a lifetime companion, ie a dog or cat that you owned, you will be depressed and upset for some time, but if you stop at Wendy's on your lunchbreak and eat a bacon cheese burger, I doubt *most people* will blink an eye. People are not attatched to animals at a slaughterhouse that they never see, touch, or come into contact with. The only way you can get people to stop eating farmhouse meat is to persuade them to go free-range. At least that is somewhat more humane, if people are going to eat meat. Advise people about hormones and animal cloning for consumption. Believe me, if people knew half the crap that happened they wouldn't eat farmhouse meat. Good luck.
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Sky Sky
Your question makes no logical sense. Hunting an animal for consumption of meat and clothing can not be considered the same as abortion. And no, I can not agree that the fertilized egg is not human; I maintain it is at the exact form and developement for humanness as it is meant to be at. Also, any woman who doesn't want to get pregnant should not have sex. Any man who supports a woman's "choice" is doing so to make that woman available and more attractive for sex. To equate the eating of meat as hypocritical of those who oppose abortion is intellectually lazy and dishonest rationalization.
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Oran Oran
I have not as yet tried the delicacy referred to in your post. How does one prepare fetus? I'm thinking fetus stroganoff. And yes, there is a moral argument for not eating meat, as they are sentient beings. I try not to think about it too much as I love eating pork. But I don't hassle people who are vegetarians.
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Leeroy Leeroy
I say yes they are hypocritical. For one it's the idea of "my right over yours" that fosters that stuff. I eat and love to eat meat. I also think it's the parents' decision whether or not to have a child, not some church or politician! People try to control others' behavior in order to justify there own belief and make themselves feel better. They believe so weakly, that if anyone disagrees it's a threat to them obviously. They could not admit someone else could be right (or have their own "right") because that would mean they may not be "right".
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Jade Jade
Heck, just ovulating or ejaculating sperm makes those people who oppose someone's right to have an early term pregnancy hypocritical. They are killing a potential person, even if they do ejaculate the sperm for reproduction, only 1 of the millions survive!
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Finnbar Finnbar
homeslice... a fertalized human egg, is a human, it wont become a duck, or a cow, or a chicken animals were sent here to serve man man was sent here to serve god and his fellow men
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Finnbar Originally Answered: Are atheists hypocritical?
No more or less than Christians or any other group of people. And I myself don't call theists gullible morons for believing in god. I could really care less about ones religious beliefs.

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