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The Rise of the 'Cosmetic Abortion'

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posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by Beelzebubba
Is it right to abort a six month old foetus for having a cleft palate?

Is it right to force someone to have a baby and child that they don't want?

Society doesn't have the authority to dictate to an individual whether or not they can have their own child.




posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Is it right to force someone to have a baby and child that they don't want?


I am not questioning a persons right to abort. I am questioning people who decide to abort because of a minor physical defect, people who will settle for nothing less than perfect (whatever that may be).

These are people who will abort for the above stated reason and go about conceiving once again to try for that perfect child.

Should a prospective life be viewed as "unwanted" purely because it is not going to live up to an arbitrarily determined standard?


Society doesn't have the authority to dictate to an individual whether or not they can have their own child.


I agree completely, although, perhaps it is society and it's perceived standards of beauty that could be seen as being largely responsible for people choosing to abort less than perfect children.

The pressure to be attracive is intense and some parents although claiming to want the best for their children, live vicariously through them to feel better about themselves.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 12:01 AM
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I would say it's pretty shallow to abort a child on the basis of imperfection.

Some of the most beautiful people you will meet are not perfect, they aren't Playboy Bunnies with perfect boobs or a famous actor look alikes. The body is secondary to the person spiritually, which is who the person actually is behind the skin, and that's ultimately what you really need to look at.

Troy



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 01:12 AM
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"Some of the most beautiful people you will meet are not perfect, they aren't Playboy Bunnies with perfect boobs or a famous actor look alikes. The body is secondary to the person spiritually, which is who the person actually is behind the skin, and that's ultimately what you really need to look at."

It's easy for someone who has no wish to get laid to say that but in my opinion looks matter because I won't sleep with someone I don't think is attractive. I mean sure brains, personality and actions are all nice but why be with someone your not attracted to.
When it comes to relationships people do not think that way no matter what they say.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 01:03 PM
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I will have to add to the perfect baby theory through technology and DNA enhancing and tampering. . . I will approve to certain point this type of technology to seek the end of sickness and suffering that we human has to endure through our lives as the result of genetic markers.

We can do a lot better if we can overcome many long term diseases and genetic disorders.

But many groups will bang this type of research and tampering as playing God or creating a perfect human.

I will say . . . no really. . . just ending the money making cow that has become health care. . .



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 03:45 PM
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Unfortunately, this is a consequence of legal abortions, and human arrogance.... that is thinking we understand the complexities and intimate details of genetics.

I've stated it before in this forum, and I'll state it again: The inherent worth of ANY human being cannot be reduced to a bunch of DNA sequence. The contributions a person may or may not make is not dictated by how 'perfect' one's genetic complement is.

Don't believe me... I've got one name for you: Stephen Hawking.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 11:05 PM
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"The Doctor," Getting laid? Relationships are a good bit more than that. We're sort of off topic but it's along the same line of thought.

Physical beauty is fine, but I think if you really get to know someone really well, you can develop a strong liking for the person regardless if they are in a "plain vanilla" wrapper. I've seen some really pretty ladies who just turn me off because of the way they present themselves, which makes them not attractive.

Troy



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 04:46 AM
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"I've stated it before in this forum, and I'll state it again: The inherent worth of ANY human being cannot be reduced to a bunch of DNA sequence. The contributions a person may or may not make is not dictated by how 'perfect' one's genetic complement is.

Don't believe me... I've got one name for you: Stephen Hawking."

Steven Hawking though physically crippled is still a genius and studies have shown intellectuals are generally more talented artistically for instance. It always comes back to genetics. If it was the case that anyone could be as smart as Hawking or someone like hawking could get out of the wheel chair.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 08:49 PM
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[edit on 15-6-2006 by Beelzebubba]



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