In the abortion debate, there are a number of significant assumptions made on the part of lifers and advocates of choice. Here are some of the most fundamental flawed premises that many arguments are based on that I believe should be challenged and where possible, diffused: 1. That a fetus is not a human being. This is an argument used by some advocates of choice, but it is a fallacy. Clearly a zygote is a human being, that is, a member of the species of homo-sapiens. This fact does not change after birth. It is true however, that in stressing the "being" or the idea of "personhood" that there is a difference. But it must be said that this is an argument of personhood - not that a fetus is not a human being. It falls on the responsibility of pro-choice people to use the term personhood rather than 'human being' to avoid confusion. The fact remains that a fetus is a human being before and after birth. But it is not a person, in the line of the idea of personhood (of a self-conscious and aware being). 2. That life begins at an arbitrary moment. This is an argument used by some pro-choice people, and its totally nonsensical. Clearly the fetus is alive as much in the womb as after. On what grounds can it be said a human is not alive at the moment before birth? 3. Human life is untouchable. The lifer position rests on this syllogism: It is wrong to kill an innocent human being. A human fetus is an innocent human being. Therefore it is wrong to kill a human fetus. But, why is it wrong to kill an innocent human being? This is something lifers fail to explain or rationalize. 4. Humans are all the same, with equal liberty. This is a fallacy that sits underneath the lifer position as an underlying theme. Its the idea that all humans are equal to an entitlement that bestows a right to live. This nonsense, however. A fetus does not value its existence like a young baby and humans of older age do. This is what renders the lifer position invalid. We owe nothing to beings that dont even comprehend, let alone value, their existence, which includes a fetus.