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Simple Truths about Abortion
2019-05-23
[American Thinker] In order to have a rational discussion about abortion, it is best to begin with areas of agreement. The simple truths presented here are not intended to solve all disagreements about abortion, but to provide the foundation for a rational discussion.

After conception, the life developing inside a pregnant woman is human. It has human DNA. It is not a spider, dog or any other species of animal, other than human. Paul Stark’s article for a pro-life organization provides a fuller discussion. The human is very undeveloped at conception, and some may have arguments about why an undeveloped or partially developed human has a lesser right to life than a fully developed human. However, it is wrong to consider it anything other than human. Whether or not it satisfies the legal definition of "person" as that word is used in the United States Constitution, it is a human life.

The argument that a woman has a right to control her own body does not fully resolve the debate because it ignores the other human body involved. The pre-born human has rights also. Some may have arguments about why the woman’s rights predominate, but a complete resolution of the debate must take account of the rights of the pre-born human.
Posted by:Besoeker

#5  When they start talking about a collection of cells you begin to understand that there is no reasoning with them. They will not let facts get in their way.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2019-05-23 13:36  

#4  I once was a baby in my mother's womb. But I have never been my mother, and she has never been me. We are and always have been two very distinct persons.
Posted by: Tom   2019-05-23 13:32  

#3  Abortionists will tell you it's just a collection of cells attached to the woman's body like a tumor.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2019-05-23 11:21  

#2  The argument that a woman has a right to control her own body does not fully resolve the debate because it ignores the other human body involved.

That has to be one of the most narcissistic and weakest arguments by the pro-killing crowd. The woman should have controlled her body before she engaged in sex. The guy who got her pregnant has a responsibility here too.
Posted by: JohnQC   2019-05-23 09:02  

#1  The argument that a woman has a right to control her own body does not fully resolve the debate because it ignores the other human body involved.

My draft number was 97 out of 365. I didn't have a right to control my own body. There was also a potential for death as well.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-05-23 08:51  

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