I don’t see the point in debating the personhood of a fetus.
It doesn’t, like, matter? Whether or not we assign a fetus “personhood” doesn’t really change whether or not a pregnant person should be forced to give up their bodily autonomy against their will?
Like, woman can not just STEAL men’s livers in the dead of night, even if they NEED those organs to live? The elderly don’t get to just go around and harvest the kidneys of the young in back alleys? You can’t just, like, kidnap a person and drain all their blood, even if it is used for life saving procedures. Fully grown, autonomous people with rights and consciousness are not allowed to violate the bodily autonomy of others, even in deadly situations.
So…why would we let a fetus do this? Use another PERSON’S blood and uterus and stomach and everything else? For months? Altering their body irreparably? WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT?
No. Abortion is first and foremost an issue of consent and bodily autonomy, and any argument about personhood is a distraction from that.