Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Girl, 13, argues right to abortion
azimuth - 5/11/2005 9:00 PM
kvining - 5/11/2005 8:52 PM
In the abortion question, someone has got to lose. Either the women loses her youth to raising a child she does not want, or a fetus does not achieve existance. We simply cannot coerce women in this way and call ourselves a free society.
In this, KV, we agree. Let me ask, where is the harm to the woman in her youth if she gives this child up to adoptive parents? How does she lose her youth?
It appears to me that we could provide a winning scenario for all involved and no life is lost.
Well, she certainly has that choice now. The vast majority of abortions take place in the first 12 weeks, before the sinful condition is apparent to all. Perhaps women wish to spare themselves the inconvenience of publically being pregnant.
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