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Person 1: A fetus is a parasite. Person 2 (our hero): It’s true that the fetus is entirely dependent on another person. Many elderly adults suffer from depression because they feel guilty about being in a similar position.

The Elderly Are Dependent

No one would choose to be a burden on those around them, but it’s no secret that throughout our lives we need other people. It’s important not to downplay the difficult and sometimes painful aspects of pregnancy. Instead, highlight the humanity of the fetus. All humans deserve the basic ingredients necessary for survival just by virtue of being a part of our human family — fetuses and elderly people alike.

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Person 1: A fetus is a parasite. Person 2 (our hero): I see the similarities. Help me understand. Are you saying a fetus isn’t a person, like a tapeworm isn’t a person? Or are you saying abortion is okay even if a fetus is a person, since she’s using her mom’s body?Person 1 (our hero): You and I equally deserve the right to life. So do all our friends. What do we have in common that makes us equal? Person 2: We can all survive on our own. Person 1 (our hero): Hm. If that’s the right explanation, ducks deserve the same right to life as us.Person 1: Abortion is okay until the fetus is viable. Person 2 (our hero): I’m glad we agree abortion is wrong if the fetus is viable. I’d like to understand your view better. Before viability, would you say the fetus is a human person?Person 1: The fetus is a trespasser. Person 2 (our hero): I think I see what you mean. I wish nobody were ever pregnant without wanting to be. Let me ask a question; bear with me. If I find a stowaway toddler on my boat, may I throw her overboard?
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