Even I, a person who believes no one has the right to tell a woman what she can do with her body, think abortion is actually a form of murder.
Doctors, lawyers, judges and the Supreme Court disagree with you. This kind of abject and crazy comparison is something I would expect from a religious fanatic, not from a (reasonably) sane person like you.
Thank you, G (and you're gonna need a bigger case for a person's insanity than thinking Madonna remained culturally and musically relevant after 1999
). But I'm not making a moral judgment here. The act of abortion is ending a life. No matter what stage it's in, it's still a life. I think a person can say this and not be condemning anyone for agreeing with abortion. I know what you mean and I know how hard it is to make the case for
abortion. Given the opposition and their moral judgments. Actually, that's what I was arguing to PatrickvD.
What you're saying is - have I changed my mind about abortion? Not at all. I define murder as ending a life of any kind. And we've talked before, I pretty much support all legal forms of taking a life - euthenasia (of people and animals), capitol punishment (mainly because I'm very cynical when it comes to rehabilitation), come up with another one. I'll support it. As long as someone has a choice in the matter. Maybe that just sounds grim, but it's honestly me. I support death. And would prefer it to be as humane as possible every time (except in the case of Hitler, Bin Laden, George W. Bush- people like that).
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I feel mostly the way Lazario described. I'm pro-choice, but I could never get an abortion if it was me.
That's not exactly what I was thinking. Close. I just want to make it clear that it isn't easy for a woman to have. And, furthermore to Goliath, that women also struggle with their conscience over taking a life. Although, much more I would hope: what having one will do to their body. To para-repeat Renata, it's hard to know because we don't hear a lot about women's experiences having an abortion. We've just heard on tv that it is emotionally scarring. We're not told a lot about how physically painful and horrifying it likely is.
All that said, pro-choice is so not about supporting abortion. It's about not trying to control a woman- letting her make the choice for herself. That's what I stand for and believe in because life experience (not The Bible) teaches us that each person usually knows what's best for themselves and their own body. It's just not right to hand over the right to choose to someone else.
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