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Old 01-10-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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This seems to be a very sensitive issue, and the US is basically split right down the middle on it. Personally, I don't think it is. A fetus is not really a person until it develops a brain and other organs. A ball of cells is not a person. The woman can do whatever she wants with it since it's part of her body. If a woman wants to get an abortion, for legitimate reasons, like rape, being unable to provide for them, chance of complications, etc., then she should be able to and the government should provide her with the means to do so. Of course, many will disagree with me. I would like to hear your point of view and why you think it's more correct than the other view.

 
Old 01-10-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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Why, oh why would you open this up again? Everybody has an opinion, usually very strong and nobody ever changes their position. Please everyone, no matter how you feel about this, don't take the bait.
BTW, it's been done to death here several times.
 
Old 01-10-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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Yes!
 
Old 01-10-2011, 06:46 PM
 
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I was pro-life before I lived life, volunteered at domestic violence centers, worked at a public housing office and had my own children. I am firmly pro-choice now.

It is not murder.
 
Old 01-10-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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oh yay, another abortion thread. b/c C-D just doesn't have enough of those

to the OP: I realize you're new here, but you may want to do a search of the forums before creating a rather redundant thread that's been beaten to death ad nauseum.
 
Old 01-10-2011, 11:48 PM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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Sure it is. So is murdering a cow. Some people just don't care about embryos.
 
Old 01-11-2011, 06:28 AM
 
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Sure it is. So is murdering a cow. Some people just don't care about embryos.
I care more about an autonomous human being than I do a non-self aware parasitic embryo that cannot survive on its own.
 
Old 01-11-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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No! Absolutely not.
 
Old 01-11-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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Murder, defined as: unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being.

Well, it's not unlawful in the U.S., so that'd make abortion legally not murder, right? And even if abortion was against the law, it's hard to consider an embryo or fetus less than 20 weeks old as being on the same level as a human who's been born. That young, and it's more like a parasite.

Parasite, defined as: an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host).
 
Old 01-11-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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