These are my claims. I ask you, if you disagree with any of this, comment. I'm not claiming that I will always think this way, this is just my current opinion as of when this was written.
Disclaimer: If abortion and women's rights are sensitive topics for you, do not continue reading. Take care of yourself emotionally first, maybe read at a later time.
What is life?
According to Britannica, "Life, living matter and, as such, matter that shows certain attributes that include responsiveness, growth, metabolism, energy transformation, and reproduction." We will be ignoring the reproduction part as a unborn child is unable to have children. However, They have what they need to reproduce before being born (women, before birth, have around 6-5 million eggs. This number decreases greatly later one). All living organisms are comprised of 1 or more cells, for life to begin, there has to be a new cell created in the process.
The new cell is created when Sperm fertilizes an egg, thus is the creation of a perinuclei (a haploid nuclei). As the chromosomes of the sperm and the egg shifts, this creates a new cell, a zygote. It's human DNA differs from their mother and often have different blood type. A African American mother can adopt a Caucasian zygote/embryo and it will not be birthed looking like her.
Collins English Dictionary defines a “stimulus” as “any drug, agent, electrical impulse, or other factor able to cause a response in an organism.” Studies have shown The unborn having such ability, a 2005 paper in the journal Human Reproduction Update notes that a compound called platelet-activating factor “acts upon the zygote” by stimulating “metabolism,” “cell-cycle progression,” and “viability.”
The Mother's placenta is specifically important. As said in the medical text Human Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos: Assessment and Diagnosis, “At the zygote stage,” human embryos metabolizes “carboxylic acids pyruvate and lactate as its preferred energy substrates.” The embryo may use it's mother's placenta but this does not make it a parasite- Which often is of a different species and leeches on at the expense of the host.
Forced Donation and The Natural Death
I believe life begins when at conception. However this doesn't exclude or take away from the possibility of a miscarriage. I recall seeing a person argue that if a unborn is a child, why don't women mourn miscarriages, which are very common. This is untrue.
According to an article from live action, a poll showed that "42 percent of women who have experienced miscarriage feel pressured by social media to be happy and hide any worries or concerns. 66 percent feel “bombarded” by pregnancy news and stories on social media. 77 percent feel angry towards their pregnant friends on social media while 80 percent feel jealous of those friends."
Differing Miscarriages and Abortions, the difference is the women's choice.
This is the issue with the Force Organ/Blood Donation argument as well as the famous violinist argument. This video provides good points against this:
"The problem with abortion isn’t that the baby is entitled to help and you’re refusing to give that help. The problem is that you’re killing the baby.”
“Once you’re pregnant, you only have two options. Help by carrying the pregnancy to term, or kill. There is no ‘I just refuse to help’ option.”
A handful of comments under the video provide a homeless person on the boat analogy.
The Issue of the Pro-Life Movement
I do not believe that abortion should be Illegal, Indeed, It should be readily available to every woman.
I think pro-lifers who wish to ban abortion should focus on caring for pregnant women and women's healtth
Reasons Women Get Abortions: The Statistics Aren't What You Expect (hli.org)
0.36% of abortions done to save the life or health of the mother (5,200 per year)
0.09% done in cases of rape or incest (1,300 abortions per year)
0.24% done for fetal birth defects (3,470 per year)
0.69% done for all the hard cases combined (9,970 per year)
99.31% of all abortions are therefore performed for social or economic reasons
These are all things that should be addressed in a proper manner without the need to emotionally bait people through dishonest means. Do you have strong opinions on teen moms who chose abortion? Focus on helping educate young people on prevention methods (for both pregnancy and r*pe) and how to protect themselves in these cases. Educate teenagers how to be financially responsible, College is expensive and many people are not financially prepared to have children. Many Pro-choicers wish to keep Planned Parenthood around due to their services towards women's health beside abortion.
Some women choose not to put their child up adoption due to the emotionally burden of being unsure what will happen to them. Addressing open and close adoptions here may be useful. Making Abortion illegal will do no good to the women who chose to have them regardless.
TL;DR I believe that abortion is wrong morally because the unborn is still a child however it shouldn't be illegal to abort your child. I think there are issues to be addressed beforehand if you want to make abortion illegal. This is simply my opinion as of when this was written.