Abortion in the First Trimester Only Essay
Next, the pro-life advocates state that "the sperm and egg are alive, they are living human gametes, the beginning of human life, making the fetus, from the earliest stages, alive, a living human being" (Baird 297). Therefore with these standards the whole entire growing process of a fetus is alive, and protected by law, just like another human being. "A right to life is normally understood as a right not to be killed and thus as a negative requirement that we refrain from taking life. But is also possible that fetuses have rights to positive assistance or protection, just like small children do" (Reiman 9). Pro-life advocates say that combing of the egg and sperm forms the creation of life and everything that comes with it and that the law should protect the fetus as a living being.
The one thing that the pro-life advocates did not take into account is the idea that a person protected by law is that of a human breathing air. That is why a fetus should not be protected by law in the first trimester.