posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 05:05 AM
I hate to be the jerk, but it's painfully obvious that it is my role here, whether i like it or not, so here goes...
1. When life biologically begins is strictly academic and offers no real support for the Christian wing of the pro-life side. For all intents and
purposes, life begins when experience begins. Prior to that, you have a heartbeat, not a life; you have the POTENTIAL for a life. I point out that
semen is on the same level with a fetus if my view is correct. Please note that Genesis 38, verses 8-10 are on my side here. God killed Onan for um...
how do i put this gently... taking certain measures to ensure that sex did not result in conception. What we are really talking about here is the
destruction of potential. In that context, abortion is no worse than just not having sex.
2. The pro-life claim that men need an equal say in the abortion decision is flawed in that it suggests that a man has decided to father a child and
wants to raise it, yet has done so with a woman who A. doesn't know that's what he has in mind. B. doesn't know him well enough to have already
communicated that she doesn't want a child. Such instances will be exceptionally rare. Men would use their say to demand abortions, not to prevent
them. Furthermore, there is no equal say- it's a yes or no question, there is no third option or negotiation. "equal say" amounts to veto power,
which is unilateral decision making. The point of equality can only be in the bedroom, therefore men need to be a little more selective about who they
spend their naked time with. Sorry.
3. Many abortions are the product of irresponsibility. There should probably be a hefty fine and a few weeks worth of classes associated with
abortion, not because it's wrong but because if you're stupid enough to get pregnant by accident you are a danger to yourself. How does an
accidental pregnancy happen exactly? Unless you're having sex and still wondering where babies come from it should be nothing doing to reduce your
odds of pregnancy to something around 1 in several thousand.
America would save itself a lot of time and energy if we'd just drop the abortion debate and agree to stop having unprotected sex and then saying
"whoops" as if our dad had never sat us down and made a fool out of himself explaining what playboy had already taught us.
4. (and here's the part where I accidentally step out of the party line and start taking fire from both sides, by making a parallel argument to #3
against women)... this issue has spit to do with women's rights, unless the right to be foolish has recently become a big issue for that movement.
Not only are you a bit smarter than us on average, but this problem is in the one arena where you are, without a doubt, holding all of the cards.
Women have ruled entire empires from the bedroom in history, and you mean to tell me that you can't make your boyfriend use protection?
Yeah, he says its uncomfortable. You say "good, maybe you'll get a full 3 minutes that way." He'll leave you then, but the idea will stick and
he'll try it with the next girl, so you'll be doing a service for your gender.
OK, case closed. Next item on the agenda is doctor assisted suicide- it seems to me that this and abortion should be package deal- both legal or both
not- hey you could even have them both done by the same doctor- get an abortion and you get a coupon for 50% off on a doctor assisted suicide, in case
you get depressed about the decision you made.