Waya Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Sat Sep-06-08 12:18 PM
I got this rabid moron in my Group and I'm asking this question:
'I was watching the RNC - and something I noticed: They speak alot about 'choice'. They say we, the people, should be able to choose more things for ourselves and Government should be smaller and stay out of people's lives more. Government should make less decisions for people, not more......
But when it comes to the right to choose (whether to have an abortion or not) then all of a sudden the Government is qualified and entitled to make that decision for us - how come?'
For the same reason they don't think it is appropriate for parents to make the "choice" to kill their 3 day old child or their 2 month old child or their 21-yr old child, or the neighbor. In other words, your right to choose ends where someone else's rights begin, and in the conservative view, those right should begin at conception.
My reply to this little pearl of wisdom:
Then what about the rights of the Mother? The Woman who has conceived? Her rights do not matter? Don't the rights of the potential Life (and potential is all it is) end where her rights begin? We can go in circles all you like but if you want to go that far - what constitutes life? If you have an infection and take Antibiotics - have you killed Life? Of course, you have. Bacteria, Viruses, etc - it all falls under the category of Life. What gives you the right to kill it just so you can feel better and be healthy?
You may see this as nonsense - but it is you that has this stance that the only rights that count are those of a potential Life, and to hell with the rights of established Life.
So, prove that the rights of a single cell at Conception are more relevant than the rights of, say, the type A Streptococcus Bacterium that plants itself into your pharynx and makes you miserable - to say nothing of the rights of the woman whose womb this single cell chose to implant itself in
I know he will come back with something twisted, he has a track record of that
- so any advice to hit him good?