"Its My Body... Its my DNA?"
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|Thu, 11-13-2003 - 11:08pm|
But is it really my body? No doubt it can't survive without my body. It grows from me. It lives off of me. But can we say that tiny mesh of flesh is my body? From a genetic stand point, maybe not. I admit I am no biology major, so if anyone can clarify the details, go for it.
Everything on my body has my DNA. My skin, my fingers, my nose, my nails and hair maybe even(?). It could be considered a stamp that says, "this is me, this is my body." What about the baby? From what I understand, it has a completely unique and different DNA. Considering this from genetic standpoint, I don't consider the baby a part of the mothers body in this way.
If what I suggest above is true, I'm not saying that the abortion debate is closed, but on this one particular aspect of the argument, I don't believe a woman can state it's her body so confidently.
And just a quick question if anyone knows: What is the genetic makeup of the placenta?
I apologize for my terrible spelling.. lol