Most of the logic justifying the inherent right to life of animals seems to also apply to the unborn. Especially when talking the third trimester: brainwaves., ability to feel pain, etc. Yet, I’d guess most vegans are pro-choice. What gives?
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Morally, I value "instantiated conscious data-systems". The magnitude of this moral value is modulated primarily with respect to that systems' inherent capacity for sentience and sapience.
But there has to actually be some instantiated data system of which to assess, and in the case of human beings, it doesn't seem that such a thing even exists for quite awhile throughout gestation- certainly not before the first flicker of electromagnetic cognitive ability. So the moral value of a fertilized egg can be 0, while the value of a pig could be something like 10 (because at least that conscious data system exists to evaluate.)
I'm not a vegan, and I'm only pro-choice up to a certain point, but that is how the two could be reconciled philosophically, seems to me.
It looks like there needs to be a differentiation between pro-choice at ANY moment of pregnancy compared to pro-choice in the first trimester, right?