-nodnod- Exactly how I feel. A life shouldn't be ended just because it's a burden on the mother who, in most cases, knew the risk of getting pregnent was there (unless we're talking abour rape, which is a whole 'nother can of worms). And if we give mother's the right to kill their babies, aren't we giving them special rights no other human has? ShanSunflower, you seem to contradict yourself a bit there.Jeff wrote:I mean no offense (honestly), but that statement is so disturbing I don't even know how to respond. You're basically admitting the fetus is a human and then justifying the killing of that human because it's a burden on the mother.If she's pregnant and doesn't want to be, she deserves the right to an abortion. No human has the right to use another human's body without that human's ongoing consent. If we give the fetus that right, we're giving it special rights that no other human has.
Babies do have special rights. Because they're babies. They're precious. And a mother has special responsibilities. That's how the world works.
Making abortion illegal will cause nothing but harm. If a woman really wants an abortion, she's dang well going to get one. For every pro-lifer who gets in my face with pictures of stillborns they are trying to tell me are aborted fetii, I'd like to stuff a picture in their face of a real woman who was really harmed by giving herself an abortion with a coat-hanger.
And that is one of the few reasons I don't think abortion should be made illegal. Just because something is illegal doesn't mean it would stop happening; people would find other ways to have abortions, most of them dangerous.
But would everybody have acess to these trained physicians? If you were a young, scared, desperate girl who didn't know where to go or what to do, then what? How would you know where to find these illegal doctors, who are few and far between? And if these doctors messed up, as doctors sometimes do, where could you go for help?Do you really think making abortion illegal will result in a wave of accidental deaths of that sort? Abortion procedures are considerably more advanced nowadays than they were before Roe V. Wade. I don't think people would be having "back-alley abortions." I think there would be trained physicians willing to perform abortions, just like euthanasia is practiced illicitly by some doctors now.