posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 11:33 AM
This is an open invitation to debate for ardent 100% pro-lifers. I hope we can keep this civil
My question is:
Is abortion always wrong?
In my estimation, there are many cases when abortion is the right, moral choice. Of course, the line differs for many people and I am particularly
interested in the views of totalitarian beliefs of pro-life (ie 100% abortion is always wrong).
If a test reveals that an unborn child has down's syndrome is it unethical to terminate it?
If a test reveals that an unborn child has EB is it unethical to terminate it?
Personally I would say that abortion is more moral in those cases as it eases suffering. I know the down's syndrome one is highly contraversial, and
so I accept that each person draws the line at a different place.
However let's look at a truly rare case. A woman has just decided to keep conjoined (siamese) twins despite a test revealing that they will be born
with two bodies and have only one head. The potential for suffering is immense, while the expected life span is negligible.
Read the full story here : news.bbc.co.uk...
So what do you ardent pro-lifers think of that decision? Is it really moral in your eyes if all that woman is doing is exposing her future child to a
life of pointless misery and pain, only to die a short while afterwards.
Are the preservation of her religious beliefs more important than averting the suffering of a highly disfigured set of twins?
Personally I don't think her actions are moral. I think that her decision is selfish.
Let me know your opinion and your side of the coin.