I won't state which I side with, but i will give you facts. The first trimester it is an embryo, meaning a cluster of cells that will develop into a fetus. So you were wrong there. And second, it is a parasite. Which by definition is something that lives off the host without contributing anything. That being said, your choices are valid just like anyone else's in this situation. God bless you and your situation currently. But please remain educated before offending, even when insulted yourself.
The article in which I referred to being pregnant with a “fetus” I was actually well into my 3rd trimester (37 weeks actually), so I’m not sure how I was “wrong there”.
But actually…the first trimester is up until 14 weeks.
An embryo becomes a fetus as 8 weeks. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/pregnancy2.htm
You’re completely right, the fetus is a “cluster of cells”, and so are you. We are all living multi-cell organisms of the human species since the moment of conception.
I have included a wiki article about the species of Homo Sapiens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human) which by definition are not parasites. “Parasite” is a term usually used to describe parasitic protozoa, helminths, and arthropods, though there are some phylum Chordates that could be considered parasites like the lamprey for example.
Also, a fetus does contribute to the mothers health. I have included an article about cell migration from fetus to mother to improve health of the mother for the rest of her life. The fetal cells target sites of injury, and can stay inside a woman’s body for decades after the pregnancy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2633676/ Article also includes hypothesis for how the fetal cells “travel” to the mothers body, and the effects the cells have.
God bless Google.
Peace be with you!