On Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:22:14 PM UTC-6, Dave Smith wrote:
> On 2017-10-07 3:35 PM, Greg Carr wrote:
> > Abortion except for rape and incest and the life of the mother is
> > murder and should be punishable by death. We lose 100k potential
> > citizens a year to abortion. Put it to a national referendum.
> That's a idea I have never understood. I figure that a fetus becomes
> "human" some time late in the pregnancy, not when the guy gets the
> girl's bra strap undone. If one believes that it is murder to abort a
> clump of tissue the circumstances of its conception should not matter.
Let's be honest for once. You probably never stopped for a moment to think about it, did you?
If you consider shape and form as the prevailing criteria then zygote has no meaning for you. If you consider the potential into what it will develop it may suddenly have a different meaning.
Let me offer you this analogy. How about a newborn girl or boy? Why 10 minutes before coming out it is still the "thing" which can be aborted while 10 minutes after it is a human being? What makes the difference? Both before and after it is essentially the same - totally dependent on their hosts to survive. And it remains so for a long time. So, why don't we allow "aborting" the babies, for say 2-3 years? Would it be because of the potential of what they eventually will become.
So, now, when you consider this, go up 2 paragraphs and give it a little consideration. Drop the ideological biases. Drop the left/right/whatever positions. Drop what you were told to follow by Supreme Court. Just apply logic.
Anyway, I do not know why this topic becomes so quickly the discussion about abortion. I can only repeat that this whole havoc in the media about it is nothing other than diversion from the real problems we are facing for which our substitute drama teacher has no solutions.
Abortion as the political issue has been dead for 30 years and when someone tries to reincarnate it I immediately smell the political conspiracy surrounding the move.