I ask because you seem to be switching constantly, to the point where embryo's are now "young children". I ask because I want you to give a definitive answer in regards to your opinion. Thank you. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Neverfly, the brain and nervous system begins to develop very early in the first trimester. As in week 3 and week 4 early... You need to understand basic human biology and human development if you wish to make such arguments. Because when you make such arguments, you will be taken seriously and I will assume you have this basic understanding of when the neural system actually begins to develop in an embryo. I can put it in layman's terms if you prefer? From Mayo: "The fifth week of pregnancy, or the third week after conception, marks the beginning of the embryonic period. This is when the baby's brain, spinal cord, heart and other organs begin to form." So yes, that is what you said. Unless of course you are going to dispute when it becomes an embryo? Not really. In Australia, the mother's health and wellbeing is paramount. While we have abortion laws, if the mother's health is at risk, she is allowed to terminate (and that includes her mental health). So during labour, they will not sacrifice the mother to save the child. They will save the mother and they will try to save the child if they can. Right... Would you like to revise when it becomes a "child"?