(Original post by yawn)
Rape is never the fault of the child; the guilty party, not an innocent party, should be punished. Additionally the violence of abortion parallels the violence of rape. Furthermore, abortion does not bring healing to a rape victim.
Remember, a child is a child regardless of the circumstances of his conception...and what about already-born people who are "products of rape"?
It is an extremely rare case when abortion is required to save the mother's life. When two lives are threatened and only one can be saved, doctors must always save that life.
Abortion for the mother's life and abortion for the mother's health are usually not the same issue: And in case you didn't know, abortion to save the mother's life was legal before convenience abortion was legalised, and would continue to be if abortion was made illegal again.
A mistake that results in the killing of another human life? Most young teenagers are scared to find they are pregnant. There is plenty of support to help her through the pregnancy and afterwards, whether she chooses to keep her baby or not.
There are very, very few pregnancies (less than 2%) that are carried out for reasons other than social inconvenience.
Can you still justify it to me, in view of my responses to your post, stargirl?
Did you know this?
And now, we see this happening with some women having multiple abortions.
I know that this post is kinda far away from yours, but I would still like to comment on it. To be honest, I agree with Zoecb, about 4 posts above the quoted one from you.
There are practical and theoretical parts to abortion, I'll start with the theoretical. Firstly, I'd like you to determine what is a "baby". For me, a "baby" is a human being, from the moment it leaves the woman's body till it can walk. Therefore, killing a foetus is not killing a baby. To me a living creature is something which can perceive the world around it and adapt to it, and a human being is a species of living creatures. As a foetus inside a woman does not actually perceive the world around it or adapt to it, the woman does and therefore there is no need for the foetus to, it is not a human being. As the problem with abortion would be the killing a human being, that is not actually happening. It is just preventing a human being to come to earth, which is the same as using a condom, not having sex with someone when you both want to, etc.
I also believe that, certainly at a young age, people should get a second chance. Getting pregnant can be a mistake, perhaps life changing, and I think people deserve second chances, so the person getting the child does as well. I dont think it matters if to do so, you would have to obstruct another human being to come to life, as its not alive, or even a human being, yet. I don't believe that there could ever be enough support to help someone through that experience, and erases the effects of it.
Another point is that I believe that a woman 'owns' her body. She can do with it whatever she wishes. She can damage her brains and liver, by being an alcoholic. She can fall and brake a leg. She can choose to cut her tonsils and plenty of women do. If she'd want to, she could stand on a railroad until a train drives over her and kills her. So she can take out parts of her body if she wanted to, which could kill those parts, including a fetus.
Now for the practical parts of it, follow my logic for a second.
1 If a woman wants an abortion, she does not want a baby in her current situation.
2 If a woman does not want a baby in her current situation, it could be due to many reasons, but usually ends up being unable to take care of the child, or simply doesn't want it, therefore not love it.
3 If a mother cannot take care of a child or does not love it, the child will, in over 99% of all cases, not be a well balanced and happy human being, causing problems in society. These problems could range from violence, mental problems, addicts, etc. resulting in misery for others and themselves.
4 It is morally wrong to cause misery if it is not absolutely necessarily "for the greater good".
Therefore, standing up against abortion is wrong.
There are a few other points to consider, such as:
-The world is already overpopulating, so why make it unnecessarily worse?
-We live in a free society, this is freedom
-This way the new generation will actually be better people than the previous.
Dont hesistate to awnser on my comments.