Originally Posted by drewprof
That's an interesting angle BadBenz
As liberal as you may think I am, I am actually opposed to abortion for the sake of convenience or financial reasons. I can see it in case of rape but even then I have my doubts if the kid can be raised to be normal and without making him pay for a crime he did not commit.
It's heartening to hear that this isn't necessarily a matter of party politics, but of simple decency and morality - one that transcends the boundaries of 'conservative' or 'liberal'. There's lots of issues like this, where the subject is so repugnant, that it's easy to agree. Even the most liberal Americans won't legalize rape...even the most conservative Americans won't endorse genocide.
The population as a whole may not know it yet, but I think abortion will soon become one of these galvanizing issues for Americans. Roe v. Wade will ultimately be seen as insufficiently specific, and won't survive a competent legal and scientific challenge. Every passing day provides more reasons that the term "viability" is simultaneously the ultimate test which must be failed to justify an abortion, and the criteria which is most difficult to accurately define.
The world would have been better off if feminists found a way to make a stand for their rights that didn't lead to untold acts of brutality and murder - simply because childbirth was inconvenient, and simply because they could do so without consequence.
Seems to me that people have a hard time finding women who've had abortions, to talk to one, two, or five years on. I bet it's not all sunshine and lollypops for the women who made this choice - difficult or otherwise - and I bet each wouldn't begrudge an obligation of doctors to present ALL the facts (medical and psychological) regarding the consequences of having an abortion.