This is the topic me and my fiance were discussing a few days ago. And to be frank, my answer was so so. It started out when he asked me if I believe my unborn child was a human being; do I ever think of my miscarriage? Nobody ever asked me a question like that, and I actually froze for a minute to think about it. Hmm, is a unborn fetus a human being, yes or no, maybe?
We know that biology teaches us that the moment conception is taken place and a organism comes into existence, this new life can realistically be considered as human life.
Some people argue whether or not zygotes, embryos and fetuses are people. Some believe they are not until a certain amount of pain is felt or even birth or after one year of life. Regardless of these beliefs, knowing that contraction represents human life is Science.
Now that I think about it, a baby’s heart beat develops 18 days from conception and it starts pumping blood through a circulatory system within the 21st day. To me, this is when a fetus can be considered a human being. I believe so, because without a heart a person can not survive. Speaking from a deeper point of view, the heart is the only organ in or bodies that actually speaks truth. Our heart gives us instincts, feelings, happiness, sadness, doubts, etc about everything. Our hearts even tells us exactly who we are as a person, but for some odd reason, most people believe the brain does all the truth telling; when really, we only use 1% of our brain.
I heard of a great analogy that made a lot of sense. If a pregnant woman is in a car accident with a driver under the influence and her unborn child is killed, the driver can be up on charges of vehicular manslaughter. That being said, how is it different when a abortion is done? Either way, a life was stopped or taken away. The same thing with miscarriages. All of these different situations stop a fetus from growing. That just like a carrot. When a carrot is planted underground, it’s still a carrot, but just a seed. And when that carrot start to grow, you will never see its full blown potential until you dig and see it underground.
Understanding these scenarios make me understand how some women feel when they lose a child. Most women that lose their child after birth become depressed. It’s like they went through the entire emotional drama, curiosity , and pain just to deliver a baby that is to die within a few minutes, hours, days, even months. Yea, I feel their pain.
When I had a miscarriage 10 years ago, it didn’t really hurt me. I guess I just knew I was going to have another one, because I was only 17 at the time. Would it have hurt me more if I lost the only chance of ever becoming pregnant? Maybe so, because children are a gift, and I knew I wanted the experience of having that gift.
What are your thoughts?