Ungoliant, it's not just about killing, but also preventing, sometimes I think that's even worse. Besides, if you had an embryo developing inside you isn't it there for a reason? You may not be killing a 'living' being, but you are taking away it's choice to live, and that's just as bad. I could tie your hands and feet and throw you into the water, I'm not killing you, you died on your own, so I guess it's okay? Just because it may still be developing doesn't mean we have control over it's life, whether or not it has it yet.
I'm pro-choice. The maximum gestation period in which one can receive an abortion is still prior to any cortical development.
Christians want to take the simplistic route and say that an embryo equals a human being; but what is a human being without a neocortex?
The neocortex does not even begin to develop before the 5th month of gestation. All basic functions before that (heart beat, kicking, etc) are just brainstem reflexes, not indicative of higher cognition.
Basically, what I'm saying is that everything that we associate with "life" (emotion, memory, thought, motor control, sensation, awareness) has not even started to develop at the time of abortion. So I would argue that, within this time period, you are not taking a human life, because one does not yet exist.
Scarylittleweirdgirl, the reason why it's been up for debate for so long is because it isn't just about the woman. *Starts to blab.* There are two sides, the rights of the child, and the rights of the mother. I know many babies are born from rape and such, and there are many couples (or singles) that can't afford to raise a child. That is what adoption is for. Killing the baby because you had an accident is just plain wrong. If the child wants to die, it'll make that choice when it's old enough and we don't have the right to make it for them. There is a really safe way not to have unwanted children, don't have sex. I have only heard of one story where that didn't work. Sure, rape may be bad, but it is avoidable, just like evrything else, and just because someone made a wrong choice doesn't mean it's okay to kill the product of that mistake.
Could someone tell me if consequence is even in the dictionary anymore? I can't seem to find it...
i believe in in it 100% in any case because there is a lot of unwanted children in the world. i just don't see the point of bringing a baby into the world when the parent doesn't really want it.ok i have to say i don't really like children and i don't plan to have any i am always carefull but if a mastake was made i would get rid of it cos i know i couldn't look after a child ands that the problem thses days people just have sex and never think of the consequences and when they get pregnant its like they can't get rid cos what they believe in so they keep it and when when the baby is born its unloved and mistreated cos they never wanted to get pregnant in the first place and should have used protection if you don't want a baby use something.
Yet one person can not make a choice for everyone. Eveyone has there reasons. It's their body. You can put battery acid in the veins of those who have them as a form of birthcontrol once a fucking month.
Partial birth abortian should only be allowed in cases where the mother is going to die if she does not get one.