You are demonstrating the very problem with this issue. You are trying to define personhood by practicality or functionality and that is the slippery slope this article embodies.
And you are defining it by emotion and religion. Same thing different metric.Do you see your right to exist as impractical?
What exactly is my right to exist? What does that even mean? You are a fan of the slippery slope argument, so why not take it further and say that every egg woman has is a pontential child, so every month she ovulates without conception is another month she is deny a future child personhood.Everyone likes to emphasize the personal responsibility and tough decisions people must make after the fact, after conception, with respect to abortion, but most seem blind to actually emphasizing some personal responsibility and making tough decisions prior to conception.
Some people end up pregnant despite those hard choices and taking responsibility. Do you think the government should be able to dictate when you should have a child?As for battlefield triage, well, you know grandma is just using up too much of our resources staying in that nursing home, so let's just kill her.
First off that is not battlefield triage. Battlefield triage would be that grandma is so far gone that it would take up too many resources, that would be better spent on people that have a chance. And resources would not immediately be given to grandma. At no point does anyone put a gun to grannies head. Grannie may live or die she just won't get the resources at that time. And battlefield triage only applies on the battlefield.