I love pro-lifers, but God help em their zeal is often misplaced. One has to be a fundamentalist Liberal to deny that life starts at conception. Anyone with half a brain knows this is medically and biologically true. Anyone arguing otherwise, is either innocently ignorant of this or is a zealot for Liberal and Progressive values, which makes them no better off than the misguided pro-lifer.
The abortion debate doesn’t really center around “when does life start”? It is medically and biological fact it begins at conception. A honest Liberal will realize that. Biology and medical experts testify to this. It is common sense.
The abortion debate must move from pro-life to pro-personhood! That is where the debate really is! Progressives and Liberals don’t argue about life; they argue about personhood. Notice terms like “fetus”, “it”, “clump of cells”, and “clump of tissue” are thrown around. This is an attempt to dehumanize the human baby living inside the mother. It is their belief that this baby has no rights because in their mind rights don’t begin until one is outside the womb. If one ever conceded that the baby had rights it would boil down to the mother’s rights being more important.
The debate is about personhood and if the baby is a legal person. However, that doesn’t go far enough. The baby is legally a person with legal rights protected by the Constitution, but this is a moral and ethical question not merely a judicial one. So pro-lifers take the debate and that zeal, in a healthy way, to where it needs to be: personhood!