tcp_ML500 - 5/11/2005 12:39 PM
GermanStar - 5/11/2005 9:20 AM
Let's try another angle -- is a strong anti-abortion stance indicative of a blatant disregard for the rights of women? Is it possible that the pro-choice crowd simply holds women in higher regard than the anti-abortion crowd?
Too often the anti-abortion crowd equates pro-choice with pro-abortion. Advocating the right to a choice is just that, advocating the right to choose, not the obligation to kill.
The pro-choice persons does not advocate abortion as the only choice, he/she acknowledges the responsibility and agonizing decision is better taken by the life bearer than by anyone else.
I, for one, completely disapprove and will voice recriminations for all who would use abortions as means of contraception. Let's face it, these are but a minuscule percentage of individuals interrupting their pregnancies.
Most anti-abortion activists are also advocating less federal and state governmental involvement in people's life, putting forward that people know better what their needs are than such external forces. Why not in this situation?
Laws may limit criminality, they do not eradicate crimes but provide a framework for punishment. They can't be considered as sets of moral guidelines, if the only thing keeping you from shoplifting is punishment if caught, your moral compass is askew.
Outlaw abortions, kill doctors performing them, the "market" will still exist, the "service" still will be provided, but at what cost? To the baby's death will be added that of the mother.
Would I feel certain that my daughter would never face such a choice? I'd hope I'd have done a good enough job to prevent such occurance, but no certainty exists in life. Would I approve of her choice to end her pregnancy? I'd first suggest that my wife and I could provide an adequate, loving and nurturing environment (then again, would I not have failed her should she have put herself in that situation thus dispoving that we are adequate in her eyes? Would she even tell me? Should she not, I hope she would be given an opportunity to continue to live. If anyone thinks choosing an abortion is not an agonizing decision, a life altering decision, a blow to your psyche, they would be wrong.
It's easy, worse, re-assuring of your self worth to proclame, "I'm anti-abortion, those are my values, this is why I am etc..." Too many people expose noble principles they, themselves, do not live by.
True story, the pastor that married us was arrested 2 weeks ago for molesting children. Oh well, he has a direct line to his boss, and no-one is beyond forgiveness, unless they had an abortion, or unless they provide the needed medical care and services to perform abortions, these deserve everlasting death, right?
Pfiouuu, that was a tough one to type.
"Hey hon, I'm done postin' pass me a fresh Bud b*tch! What the f*** have you done all day, this double wide's a f****n' mess! Where'd be the damn remote! Ain't it time for you to hit church anyway?"