bull01layIf that last post is indeed the best response you can come up with, why is your opinion worth listening to? WHY is the other poster wrong? Or does throwing in the word 'feminist' make you FEEL like you've proved a point? Come on man, engage in the issue.
In the case of a rape - yes. I agree 100%
Ah, so the unborn gets to pay with its life through not fault of its own? If it is wrong, it is wrong, not wrong unless having the child of a parist is upsetting to someone. Be logical. Where in the world is murder okay if you are upset? If abortion is murder, it IS wrong.
In today's society, making free access to birth control etc, there is generally no reason why a pregnancy should result from sex. ( I know 'accidents' can happen ) I entirely disagree with abortion being used as last minute contraception.
I agree with you about using it as a method of contraception, but most cases of it being used like this are due to poor sex education or poor availability of contraceptives. Most people who think women elect freely to use abortion as a contraceptive haven't had an abortion and are thus unaware that it isn't nice and is rather unlikely to be used as a contraceptive. We can talk about the 5% of cases, but surely talking about the 95% will give us a truer picture?
It makes me sick the lack of respect shown to human life, and the lack of respect shown by law and society for a mans feelings in these situations too.
What needs to be highlighted is that there is a world of difference between a six-month term unborn and a three-month term unborn. Whilst the APPEARANCE of the fetus may become quite human by an early stage, basing one's opinion on whether an unborn that LOOKED like a tiny little baby is is the same is a born human is unwise. A three-month fetus is massively neurologically undeveloped; between 12 and 16 weeks a fetus will become MORE nerologically advanced than a pet rat - at the start of that period it weighs grams, is the size of your thumb, and has LESS nerve tissue than the above mentioned pet rat.
Will you STILL give a three-month term fetus the same as a six-month term fetus which is far closer in development to a new born?
Do you believe there is something 'magical' about the unborn, like a soul or someting which means even if is just a lump of cells it still has the same 'rights' as a born human?
The scriptures you use do not talk about abortion. Please provide a scripture that specifically refers to abortion. We wouldn;t want someone adding to god's commands out of a personal conviction they know better than others, would we? If your objection to abortion is Biblically based; show it to me. Remember, unborn are not ruarch (or how ever 'breathers' is spelled), and thus cannot be accurately refered to as living souls in the same way a born human can. Thus quoting scriptures about how wonderful babies are/bad murder is do not give us god's view point of demiberate termination of a pregnancy.
As I have said, it happend in those times, so why doesn't the SPECIFIC word appear in the Bible in a commaned saying it is wrong? Where is the scripture that says; "As for any woman who kills her child in the womb, or any who kill a child in a womb, they shal be treated as any murder should be treated and be cut off from the people".