Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:54:08 AM
GReen Batman: "If you truly believe that there are no such things as moral rights and wrong, then you shouldn't have any feelings either way on the issue." - That`s where you misunderstand my argument, I strongly believe that there are moral rights and wrongs but that those moral rights and wrongs are relative. My argument is against the fundamentalist or dogmatic who preaches from on high that `All xxx is wrong because I think it is. Everyone who doesn`t believe what I believe is a fool` that is espoused on these fora. Pragmatism and tolerance are much undervalued and unfortunatley, it is religion that breeds the worst intolerance be it Islam, Christianity or any other.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 9:01:16 PM
@geekkittie For your information, most women who have late term abortions didn't realize they were pregnant. It rarely has anything to do with medical concerns. Here are the numbers--"71% Woman didn`t recognize she was pregnant or misjudged gestation 48% Woman found it hard to make arrangements for abortion 33% Woman was afraid to tell her partner or parents 24% Woman took time to decide to have an abortion 8% Woman waited for her relationship to change 8% Someone pressured woman not to have abortion 6% Something changed after woman became pregnant 6% Woman didn`t know timing is important 5% Woman didn`t know she could get an abortion 2% A fetal problem was diagnosed late in pregnancy" And if you read what I said, I said there were not as many. One these abortions is TOO MANY, let alone the 2000 or so now. And right now in Boulder there is an entire CLINIC meant for late-term abortions. And at late term the baby could live outside, like my premie cousins, thank you.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 5:40:09 AM
@ AlANeptune - Late term and partial birth abortions are performed when they are medically necessary. These are abortions in which the parent or parents invested time, energy and emotions into the pregnancy and wanted to have the child.
These kinds of abortions are also extremely rare. So rare that only a handful of doctors are able to perform them. To suggest that that such a procedure is commonplace is nothing more than propaganda.
To answer your blather - No. I do not find it cruel and despicable and wrong. I value quality of life more than that of a potential life. Especially one that has no conscious or awareness of what it means to be alive.