Let me say this, so you people only care about the baby itself than the womans rights? Well, if that woman get's raped or is having a miscarriage anyway. That actually sounds a shit load selfish that I've ever heard...
Though I do definitely understand the pro-life position, I personally think the problem lies on the REASONS for abortion, not abortion itself. Like war, there are times abortion is necessary, but many people have done so for extremely petty, selfish reasons.
Rape case (unless the raped victim wants to raise and keep it nonetheless - even though I still think she should get an abortion to spare the child all the misery and shame he or she is going to get, I respect the woman's choice), woman's health or life being at serious risk, etc.
Those are extreme circumstances that makes abortion absolutely nevessary. It is just as necessary as dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war quickly and avoid the planned invasion that would have killed more and more civilian lives - Japan would have been nothing but a barren wasteland had it gone the other way.
I disagree with you there is never a reason to kill a innocent child, even in the circumstance of rape. Also just because she has the child does not mean she has to keep and raise it now a days. Unless shes like the only human being on earth capable. which something like that I find highly unlikely.
As for the dropping of a atomic bomb, that does not justify that actively nether, in instances were people are dieing at rapid rates I find a scarce population to be more frightening then a over populated one, and having to go though the mayhem of life is just something we must do, but you can never say that if that event had not ever happen. I would be the strong, and wise person I am to day. To teach the next generation to come.
ummm... no ma'am once the egg is fertilize by the sperm and the 23 chromosomes from each pair are combined to make a 46 chromosome Zygote in a matter of 2 secs. the Zygote which now already has its unique of set genes and is completely human, then starts its process to become a physical baby, then a child, then what ever you are.
Could you imagine being raped, than end up pregnant after the whole ordeal? I know someone personally who was raped, and it was traumatic enough for her as it was. It's horrible what rape victims must go through, and then you are going to force them to carry a baby to term? That is wrong. The mother is much, much more likely to commit suicide or try to abort the fetus herself. You are going to risk two people dying, instead of one who isn't even out of the womb. I don't think abortion is right, but I don't believe in restricting the rights of other people.
I don't see killing defenseless, and innocent people as a right with out consequence, to me that is murder. and yes I have seen someone suffer the affect of rape. my cousin was raped at a early age, and was neglected, and abused. turn around my aunt went through marital rape and conceived from that. It does not mean they had suicidal thoughts or killed any of their children. you can not infer rape to be the only form of trauma to be a reason for suicide. heck women who have conceived from consensual sex, then had a abortion is known to kill themselves from that. Yes rape is a scary and horrible thing, but like anyone else who suffer the affects of trauma. the victim needs counseling and support. Not a abortion. The child should not have to pay for what someone else did, or give its life for what someone else wants. it is a human being that deserves the same rights as everyone that is born. The unborn child should be worthy of a trial, and innocent until proven guilty. before the judgement of death.
"then you are going to force them to carry a baby to term?" I can't force anyone to do anything. the women does have a choice. she has the choice to do the right thing, and lend her womb for 9 months and then continue with her life, or she has the choice to do the wrong thing and kill the child, for no justified reason. leaving a screaming trail of grief and suffering in this world. I'm not saying restrict the rights of people. I'm saying Give every one their rights. last I check every living human has the right to life. Not the right to murder and rape without negative consequences.
Abortion shouldn't be considered a crime. Some mothers wouldn't be able to survive the labor, and there are cases where the child would die anyway. I would value the woman more than the bunch of cells of a fetus in her. If I were to ever become pregnant, I would get an abortion, as I have no plans on having children.
What if it's rape? Or what if the baby would be deformed because of a genetic disorder? Or what if it had AIDs or HIV, and would ultimately die? Or what if giving birth to the baby would kill the mother? Or what if the mother was in no condition to support a baby? Or what if the mother was about twelve?
Seriously. Unless you are the pregnant woman, you shouldn't have a say in whether or not she can abort.
I don't really see the bad thing with it. It's that person's body and life, they should do as they wish. I agree they shouldn't have unprotected sex but even with protected sex, it can happen. The fetus is not even alive. That thing is just there for nine months that are probably very freaking hard to go through.