Not just vocabulary but reality is involved - it's not a baby yet. And actual human life often matters far more than "potential" anything - the actual human life involved here is the woman's. No one treats an early stage miscarriage as they do the death of a child. The only time an early stage embryo is treated as a child by anyone in practice, is when a woman wants an abortion. You won't find a cemetary with a large section (it would be something like a fifth of the graves by number) devoted to early miscarriages, for example. Nope. But I don't see a chicken, or a child, either. And neither does anyone else, except in one circumstance - abortion. Human life is not a mechanical thing, switched on like a light bulb at some magic moment, and everyone knows this whenever they aren't trying to make sure a woman isn't getting away with irresponsible sex. That alleged belief, regarding an early stage embryo, is never revealed by action or societal custom in any other circumstance than abortion. So who is actually fooling themselves ? tangent: pharmacists are licensed, given a monopoly, and ethically as well as professionally bound to fill a doctor's prescriptions for what the doctor considers the welfare of the patient. There are all kinds of jobs people can't do for moral, ethical, or religious reasons - if pharmacist is one of them, said person should find different employment. And any pharmacist who denies prescribed pharmaceuticals and betrays a patient in need should have their license revoked, at least.