Would a law prohibiting abortions after a certain number of weeks arbitrarily divide humans into “protected” and “unprotected” classes?
The continuum of human life begins at fertilization and ends at natural death. Currently under Canadian law only ‘born’ humans have protection, so our law today already divides humans into “protected” and “unprotected” classes. If the law was changed to reflect increased protection by extending it to ‘pre-born’ humans from, say 14 weeks to birth, then fewer babies would fall under the unprotected class, thus limiting the injustice of abortion.
A gestational law is one step to saving some as we work towards saving all.