Friday, January 6, 2012 8:23:16 PM
5Cats: "The tricky part, the part ALL abortionists avoid, is the unique DNA it has to make it a seperate human being than the mother."
Huh? They don't avoid it, it`s simply irrelevant. It`s still the mother`s body that the zygote/ morula/ blastocyst/ gastrula/ .../ fetus is developing in, and she should have a right to decide if she wants to allow that or not. Different DNA doesn`t and shouldn`t mean the mother has no rights as to what happens in her own body. Also, a ball of cells does not equal a human being.
Finally, please do not equate people who believe in abortion rights with abortionists, those are two different terms. Just because I believe in abortion rights for the mother (up to a certain stage in development), doesn`t make me an abortionist. Using inappropriate and biased terms is a cheap debate tactic.
Friday, January 6, 2012 7:11:19 AM
Cancer cells have different DNA then the rest of your body's cells, iirc.
Well, not really. Most types cancerous cells aren`t foreign growths, they`re just body cells that are malfunctioning and growth isn`t able to be stopped. There are many different mechanisms that cause this, but generally it is the same DNA, although there might be a SNP that is causing the problem.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 7:52:31 PM
@Patchy @ @HiEv: I don't say DNA=Human I DO say that the claim "MY body MY right" is false because the fetus has different DNA than the mother after a very early stage. OBVIOUSLY the fetus is human, has human DNA and will grow into a human given time & good fortune, eh? The tricky part, the part ALL abortionists avoid, is the unique DNA it has to make it a seperate human being than the mother.
@GRadde: Cancer cells have different DNA then the rest of your body`s cells, iirc. While a fetus won`t (usually) kill the host, cancer often will.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 4:52:51 PM
"You do know that oak trees can self-pollinate, right?"
not sure what you are replying to exactly other than the part you quoted, but, you do know that something self-pollinating or giving birth using only its own DNA in NO WAY makes the offspring genetically identical, right?