You can talk about the brain, but what about 3 weeks into conception and the heart is beating, to me, a heart beat is life!!! what should the brain matter??? sorry, as long as the little thing inside of you has a beating heart, it's life!!!!!!! As far as the Father is concerned, questioning a can of coke to being a father is silly!! DNA - all it take sis a blood test to determine who the Daddy is. And I have seen many cases where the Father didn't know about the baby and had asked why they weren't told, and that THEY had rights in knowing about it, and could have raised the child themselves, seldom, but it has been in some cases. Not to mention people wanting children that can't have them.