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Date Posted: 00:51:18 08/10/05 Wed
Author: TastingTheBlood
Subject: But what about my questions...
In reply to: Chuck in ND 's message, "You can't have it both ways" on 20:34:07 08/09/05 Tue

I pretty much agree with what you said, too! I just have a couple of questions regarding it, and I would not want to give any power to the government that it shouldn't have, considering there ARE those questions.

First, there are many aspects of human beings that define us as human beings. One of those is that a human is BORN FREE and capable of making choices on its own. How capable is an unborn baby in making choices on its own?

Secondly, there is the question, "how would it be enforced?" Where would the line be drawn?

When does the life start? It seems to me that it is a continuous flow of life from sperm to child, so where is the line drawn there? And who draws that line? Is birth control wrong? Should that be banned as well?

Is there any times that it would be acceptable to have an abortion? What if there is a problem with the baby or the eventual birth? What if the parents do not feel capable of raising a child with multiple handicaps or whatnot? Should they be forced to give birth and try to raise a child they may not be able to handle? Again, who tells them they should?

Would abortion be punishable the same as murder? Could someone be put to death for having one?

Given these questions in my mind, I just cannot see handing the government the power to decide for people. Yes, now that it has come down to banning or accepting, priorities have changed a bit. I understand that and support it all the way. But if there were a struggle than ended in a clean slate, I'm not so sure I would be in favor of a ban on abortion.

One more thing... I'd guess that about 99% of the people in this country find murder to be wrong and punishable. I'm thinking that maybe only 70% or so believe abortion to be murder, therefore wrong and punishable. The criminalization of 30% of the population sounds ridiculous to me. That's about 90 million who consider themselves to be 'pro-choice' and roughly 45 million who would consider abortions. ( taking half of 30% of 300,000,000 as pro-choice women ) Would this become some kind of cultural cleansing crusade?


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