Comment: Don't understand your question

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Don't understand your question

What do you mean by "why do you have to kill it?" Do you mean "why do people have abortions?" Cause there's dozens of different reasons, but usually cause they don't want to raise a child at that stage in their lives.

You're right that we can't really know when consciousness occurs, but it does appear to occur before long term memory formation, which would explain why no one remembers being born.

You're also right that following this logic could be dangerous, since we could end up saying that newborn babies don't technically have consciousness. My personal belief is that we should err on the safe side and assume that fetuses which have had brain activity for a couple of months have at least some level of consciousness.

So from my secular morality point of view, abortions in the first trimester are ok, but after that it gets dicey.