An embryo is fully human, as is a fetus, a newborn, a toddler, a child, a teen, a mature adult and an elderly adult.
Science has quite a bit to contribute to our debate about abortion as a matter public policy.
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.