an unborn child is not a person. It has no thoughts, emotions or free will. Also does sperm have any say when a guy "whacks off"? If an abortion is bad, I can't imagine what you think of guys who are killing thousands of potential ppl everyday.
By the same criteria, neither does a person with significant special needs, nor a person with advanced Alzheimers. The list could go on, but I think the point is made.
To naively assume that what i am saying is out of the realm of possibility is to ignore what is happening in the world today.http://www.patientsr...and-background/
Here is another articlehttp://www.rnw.nl/en...sia-netherlands
Are there myths perpetrated? Sure. But look at what is allowed.
Myth 9: Parents can get rid of their handicapped child
This is not considered euthanasia, since very young, severely disabled children, or babies with hardly a chance of survival, cannot ask for an end to their lives, or give permission for it. But this form of merciful death does exist, and is referred to as 'life-ending action without the express wish of the patient'. Doctors and parents decide jointly not to begin medical treatment, or to discontinue one, if it is deemed pointless, or because the situation lacks any hope of improvement.
Is this abortion? No. But it very much has to do with the right to life. Take that away, and the slope gets slippery and hard to stop. Who determines who has the right to life?
Does a doctor who is just tired of the level of care someone needs, does he get to say that an elderly person, or a special needs person is in the way, and needs to be taken out of the way? Does he have that right pre-birth?
I know of a personal situation where someone I know was counselled by doctors to abort their as yer unborn child who the doctors assured them was severely deformed, and would live only minutes after birth. After much agony, they chose to have the baby, and she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. No special needs, no deformities, just a normal birth to a normal baby.
I can only assume this was not an isolated case.
Life begins at conception, and generally speaking, no one has the right to end that life.
an unborn child is not a person. It has no thoughts, emotions or free will.
What a preposterous proposal. Not all births are the same, or rather, not all gestational periods are the same. Normal gestation is 38-42 weeks. Preterm is a baby born before 37 weeks. There is a 50% survival chance of a premature birth after 22-23 weeks.
So what is the criteria for being a "person"? You said "an unborn child is not a person". So, a preemie born at 28 weeks is a person, but an unborn child at 30 weeks is not?
I'm confused. Is it ok to to abort the unborn at 30 weeks, but not ok kill the 28 week preemie post birth? Or, maybe it is OK to end the life of the 28 week preemie? I'm just getting more confused.
Could you enlighten us all?
There is an article you might want to readhttp://www.smh.com.a...0301-1u61l.html
The new argument is post birth abortion. It is coming on the heels of the partial birth abortion campaign.
Edited by WL Canuck Fan, 02 June 2012 - 11:32 AM.
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