Originally Posted by Insane Sith
Except that the fetus requires the mother to process the food for it. Where as a living human does not. It can do that on it's own.
It utilizes the nutrients provided by itself. What is your opinion on people, such as infants, who require their food to be processed by a means other than themselves (the mother's milk or otherwise)? You wouldn't just force feed them adult food and expect them to be able to handle it because they're people
, surely? Also, some people cannot process some foods themselves anyway. While this is not a total inability, does it make them less human than you or I?
I don't know about you, but I consider it 'normal' for the fetus to take nourishment from the mother, and obviously to do so said food must go through her body first, the same as with her milk after the child is born (interestingly enough, men can provide milk as well, so it doesn't need
to be the mother, but the same thing happens - it's processed by someone else).