It’s a blatant untruth that “fetuses cannot feel pain,” as neuroscientist Michael Egnor explains.
For English anatomist Alice Roberts, however, the human body is a “hodge-podge” of parts assembled in an “untidy” fashion “with no foresight” by evolution.
This is an excellent move, a very visible and enthusiastic support for human exceptionalism and equal moral worth.
The children could have serious health consequences — either early or later in life — having been generated, after all, from two broken eggs.
The argument is important for the inanity of its logic and its implications for human exceptionalism and the protection of innocent life.