Philosopher Ben Bayer, argues over at New Ideal, that:

“Since abortion defenders do not challenge their opponents’ philosophical assumptions or argue for alternatives, it is little surprise that their battle looks like a rearguard action in a war that has already been lost.”

“The fundamental philosophical question at the heart of the abortion debate is whether a being like the embryo or fetus has a right to life. Specialized scientific findings will not help us answer this question”

The entire article is worht a read.

Link: Science without Philosophy Can’t Resolve Abortion Debate