I haven't voiced an opinion on this topic in awhile, but since it's still going I'll hop back in :PFirstly, accept the fact that people want to have sex, they enjoy it, they won't always be married, etc. Saying people shouldn't have sex until ready to have a baby is simply being ignorant to the world we live in. That will never be a reality, probably never has been and probably never will be. People have primal, sexual urges that, unless they have particular beliefs, they will satisfy prior to wanting to have a child.Now, picture this scenario. A woman becomes pregnant, accidentally, and due to various medical conditions it is known that she has a high percentage chance of dieing during childbirth. Further these conditions would heavily impact the health of the baby, if it survives at all. You're saying that having an abortion would be wrong, but allowing the mother and child to both die, or mother to die and child to live a heavily painful life, is the 'right' choice?Again we'll go back to what constitutes a living being as well. All of your arguments for anti-abortion circle around murder being wrong, but all your arguments are pointless without determining what, at least in your mind, is the stage at which an unborn entity becomes a living being. When does it become life? When is it given a soul? etc.Going through with a pregnancy and living a life knowing you would outlive your child, as in the case of babybear's sister, to me would be more horrifying then I think I could handle. Her sister is one of the many parents with an amount of strength I know I would have trouble being able to draw forth. If she had chosen to risk it on her own it would make more sense but going through with it because other people told her she would go to hell? This makes no sense to me.Again, I am not arguing FOR abortion. There are cases where I feel it is right, others it is very very wrong. For example, some countries actually saw abortion (still may) as the PRIMARY form of birth control. I wish I had a link for a source but I don't, I might hunt one later. Regardless this is a situation I feel it becomes an appalling abuse of such a procedure. As far as your organ harvesting idea, however, I think that is ridiculous. The government WOULD make such acts illegal, abortion being legal or not, and as such anyone who would be willing to be that twisted would be outside the law regardless so I'm sure making the abortion illegal wouldn't slow them down any.I am a Christian. Hell I am a Catholic, so obviously my church is anti-abortion, pro-life, whichever term you choose. I choose pro-choice. Even from a religious point this has never made sense to me. How is forcing someone to not sin any better then letting them sin? They would still sin if given the power to do so, so how is that any better? We are a free society and should be given the choice to make our own decisions if they do not affect others. Mother's should be allowed to choose what happens to their bodies and their babies, or unborn blobs of developing tissue.
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Well said, Jeigh. Saved me a lot of writing
I had actually discussed most of those arguments already in my previous posts on this topic, but I think lonelym missed them since there are many posts already.
Now, back to lonelym...
No! I'm talking about what's best for the "yet-to-be-born" child. My mention of the parents has been almost purely collateral. If the child is born to parents who have no money and no responsibility, THE CHILD will suffer a terrible life. In this case, it seems to me that abortion is the right thing to do FOR the CHILD.
Yes, if they already had a child, abortion seems to be the best solution for both the parents.
Kindly read Jeigh's post above then take a look at my first post on this topic. To kill something/someone, they have to be alive in the first place, right? Now, if you can tell me what life is, either biologically or philosophically, and can apply that definition to one of the stages of embryological, fetal, or other prenatal development, then perhaps we can start talking about the moral aspect of "killing a living being." But not before that
What I don't understand is the fact that the child is killed because of the irresponsible cases of pregnancy.
Notice that this argument, unlike most of my others, is dependent from spiritual influence altogether. I mean, most of my other argument are influenced by the fact that I'm an agnostic, which is why they can be largely debatable when confronted by a religious belief. But this particular argument is actually almost purely practical. It poses a direct question and waits for its answer to dictate what should and should not be done.
I think the main problem in this discussion is his inability or unwillingness to accept key concepts we have presented numerous times in variable wording. I have nothing against religious view points, as I mentioned I am in fact Christian, however it annoys me to no end when someone starts a debate, interjects religiously based logical statements, but is unwilling to respond accordingly to ideas presented against them. Worst still is how they, similar to this, simply ignore any facts they can't properly rebut.So yes,lonelym, once you determine when precisely an unborn fetus becomes a life then at least you'll have a starting point to base further comments on. Until this point all your other statements are irrelevant.
Since this is off topic, I put this in quotes.Yes, it is wrong of me not to take people wanting to have sex as a fact. I guess you are correct in saying that humans naturally have sexual urges.
Another mistake of mine was forgetting to add the words, "But sometimes, abortion appears to be the best answer, in case to case basis."
You guys are right, without knowing when something becomes life it is hard to determine if it is really killing something alive.
It was also wrong of me to be stubborn of me to keep looking at the picture in black and white. I guess it is hard to see if abortion is right or wrong.
And, It was also cruel of me to baby bear to speak so rudely about her family. I'm sorry.
I agree with you totally about abortions. Abortions is wrong but you just cant say all abortions are wrong. I am 21 and a guy intentionally poke a hole in the condom to get me pregnant. Well I did get pregnant and he knew I was against abortions. When I found out I was pregnant he confessed and he was telling all his friends what he did to me. I lost 2 jean sizes and I was already a 6. I was stress out and could'nt eat. That wasnt meant to be. A child was not supposed to be brought into the world, I thought it was best to get a abortion. That was my only one. Do you think I am a bad person for what I did. I am still grieving about my situation.
I would rather view this from a practical point of view, as I don't find a very strong connection between religion and abortion. The problems that a woman can face due to abortion can be severe. It can even lead to inability to conceive in the future. Keeping all that in mind, we can't rule out the circumstances that make the parents or the mother only go for an abortion. It is not sufficient to bear a child but the parents should be well capable of bringing the child up with in a decent manner, else who is going to suffer? If the parents realise this fact before the child has arrived on the earth, or lets put it this way-- you realise that your child isn't going to receive the best you intend to deliver because of financial or social reasons, then would you still decide to bring the child on earth? Don't you think abortion would rather save the child from a life which by no means can even be considered average?Having said that, abortion can never be justified when the parents think that they need to gain more maturity or spend more time time with each other or simply are not interested in having kids. These people are hopeless when it comes to handling responsibility and the reason is immaturity and not helplessness. Talking about precautionary measures, it is difficult to find one that cuts down the risk totally, there is always a chance for something unexpected.The point that I wish to make here is a child's life is precious, it is indeed a gift from God,so, nobody has the right to cause harm to it neither before birth nor after it.
In our country in most cases abortion as an instrument is generally being used by people who wants to get rid of a girl child.They really don't want to get themselves overburdened by the excessive responsibility of a girl child to get her married with a lot of dowry.Such stupid reasons make people tempt for attempting abortion.Such actions are equivalent to a murderous attempt of not just one person but rather its an effort to abolish a gender from society.Repeated attempts like this will tamper with the sex ratio and a day will come when our society will be truly deprived of a particular sex.Such a far reaching affect is generated just due to abortion.So definitely abortion must be banned.A very few cases come up regarding abortion where one can really give a go ahead approval.Say if the mother going to deliver a child is not in a healthy condition to give birth to a child.There are even cases when just because parents are not sure of affording the expenses of a new born baby, they try to abort it. Such cases can be also not approved.