tcp_ML500 - 9/23/2005 7:21 AM
tcp_ML500 - 9/23/2005 9:03 AM
GermanStar - 9/23/2005 8:35 AM
Botnst - 9/23/2005 4:44 AM
Abortion is killing a child not yet born.
Exactly. And contraception is killing a child not yet conceived.
Potential of life is not life. An unborn child is not potential life, it is life.
Botnst's and your statements are not equivalent thought processes.
The question goes back once more to, when does life begin:
Clearly, it cannot have begun before conception.
Has it begun when the eggs is fertilized? On this people of good will will never agree. I'm partial to say that it is no more alive than a kidney (then again, people don't sacrifice a kidney unless it is dysfuntional, but that is the personal issue others have described and to which I subscribe) until all higher brain functions are functional and functioning correctly.
This is where there is a possible dreakdown in Botnst's incremental approach of day n to day n+1. That could also make a limit such as "abortions allowed until the n'th week of pregnancy" pointless, although it could be a valid guildeline, within +/- a few days.
Come to think of it, your argument is not unfamiliar.
Extended it just a little bit, I see that we could define countries that are potential threats as real threats. Potential threat certainly encompasses countries with WMDS, France, Britain, Israel, etc... It shoudl not be limited to WMDs though. If they have fork pitches, knives with serrated baldes, etc... they can cause serious damage to us. We should invade or otherwise annihilate them bastards, feeling all righteous about it.
GS and GW have more than one initial in common
NO! PLEASE NO! HAVE MERCY, I TAKE IT BACK, I DIDN'T MEAN IT, REALLY!
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