Monday, February 14, 2005

Blasts From The Past, And Other Places

On Roe V. Wade
The decision should be overturned.

Abortion, to me, is murder.

In addition to being a crimminal act, another problem with abortion is it eliminates the need of the parents to take responsibility for their actions. The pro-life argument does not take the decision making process out of a woman's hands. She, and her partner, already made the decision, a conscious decision to engage in an act that had the potential to create a life. What an anti-abortion law does is ensures that all life is protected.

Medical science has come up with a myriad of contraceptive devices that greatly reduces the risk of creating an unwanted life. If these fail then there are alternatives such as adoption or simply living up to your obligation and taking care of the child. If the mother must endure nine months of pregnancy then that is a small penance to pay and is better then taking a life.

The argument that life does not start at conception, I feel, is intrinsically flawed. A living being is created at the moment of conception. Does that being have a higher consciousness? I do not know. I do know that such being will develop into a complete, mentally aware human and thus deserves society's protection in the same manner as an accident victim suffering brain death or a severaly mentally handicapped individual.


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