Originally posted by: FukudaExact same things? How is a 2 months old fetus the same thing as a newborn baby? Your fetus has no central nervous system, is puny-sized and barely looks human. It's as alive as a mollusc, excepting than molluscs can live autonomously, it's not even the case of your fetus. A newborn baby has a relatively developed brain and is autonomus (relatively, he doesn't use his mother's heart or direct systems)quote> Not totally true. The heart starts beating 22 days after conception, about the same time as the central nervous system starts to form. By the 8th week your embryo becomes a fetus until it's born, this means that by this time all of its systems are formed, only in the process of maturing. A fetus is a completely different person than the mother, different genes, different blood, different mind. How do you know it doesn't have a concience yet? How much different is the abortion of a fetus to throwing your new born baby to the garbage to starve to death or plain killing it?