The greater point is that even if abortion were to have some remote chance of being banned at some point in the future, it's not a good reason to vote for or against a candidate.
Of course until we can somehow figure out when personhood actually starts, we're all arguing in ignorance, but there is still more merit to arguing from science than guilt from something one did as a teenager.
However, by the third trimester (and actually at the end of the second trimester), we have consciousness. The baby can hear, feel, etc. That's a person to me.
And here's been my thing about this subject. If viability, consciousness, and independence can be used to determine person hood before birth, then why not after birth?
Okay, I worked with kids which by many people's standards were "vegetables." However, they had their own personalities. I knew they were people no matter how little they could talk, focus, etc.
I also read a story recently about the parents asking the hospital not to take their kid off of life support. Why should parents have to do that?
And let's discuss the "Do no resuscitate" idea. That's fine if you're brain dead. Otherwise, why are we doing this?
There is wholesale slaughter of infants by human hand.
Do you count every heart attack victim as being murdered by God? When God takes a life, we call it "natural causes." The age of the human has no bearing on it, just as the age of the human doesn't make older humans more human than infants, or middle aged people more human than the elderly.
Science makes it quite clear that every human starts at conception. It is only man's ignorance and worship of money and convenience that places any doubt on whether that is the start of personhood also. If it cost more to abort than to birth a child, millions of people would suddenly decide that personhood starts at conception.
Last edited by MrsSmith; 01-12-2012 at 12:09 AM.
So are you pro forcing a rape victim to carry her rapist's child to term?
Are you for charging women who have abortions, or cause the abortion of their fetus with murder?
Or are you simply looking for a platform of self-righteousness?
I have been reading the replies on this thread, and I fully agree 100% with MrsSmith's responses. The issue of abortion will never end until abortion gets outlawed, and those millions of children that get dismembered and killed each year before they're born have a right to live.
The whole point of starting this thread was to prove that social conservatives can win elections, and win in landslides, like Reagan did TWICE. I will never support Flip Romney, because he's lying about being pro-life. He funded Planned Parenthood in Romneycare after his so-called "pro-life" conversion. Abortion is a no-compromise issue for me, and I'm NOT going to compromise this year for Flip Romney, just to beat Obama.
Hopefully, either Santorum or Newt can overtake Flip in the SC primary, before it's too late.
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