I think about how the Brits called the Irish rebels "Terrorists" and the Irish rebels called themselves the IRA or Irish Republican ARMY.
"Palestinian Liberation Organization"...vs "Terrorists".
semantics mean alot and labels are chosen for public relations purposes thus obscuring the detialed truth of a given situation.
Pro-Life......aren't we all Pro-life? In favor of life?
I am Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, I am not "Pro-Abortion"...really who is? I am however in favor of a woman's righ to make that difficult choice within
SO when does life begin?
Let's take a look at misscariages and assume that God is in favor of life.
1 in 5 pregnancies end with misscairage. Some estimates are as high as 50% since very early misscarriages can appear as heavy periods and go unnoticed
So God (nature) does terminate pregnancies if the fetus is not developing well or the woman's health is not well suited for the pregnancy? Nature/God
will often (possibly 50% of the time) spontaneously abort very early on in the pregnancy...is it possible that this is a clue as to when life
Okay..so we say that is God making that decision when there is a misscarriage and it is not our place to interfere. Ok well what about Premature
births...should we let nature/God run it's course there or help the baby survive?
If God wanted the baby to survive it wouldn't have been born prematurely?...Oh....God gave us the science and the skills to make a judgement that
supercedes nature and intervene and save that life?
But not to make a judgement and intercede with medical science otherwise? even when it is early enough where God himself often aborts via misscarriage
or as it is sometimes called "spontaneous abortion"?
It is my opinion that yes, somewhere during development it stops being a fetus and starts being a life....and until then ...abortion is an incredibly
difficult choice that women should be free to make.
When? When does that fetus stop being a fetus and become a life? Well about 90% of Misscariages/Spontaneous abortions/abortions terminated by nature
or God if you like ..occur in the first 12 weeks.
So I'll look to nature/God, trust he isn't murdering unborn children and make my best guess based on his actions assuming he is terminating
pregnancies rather than taking lives. 12 weeks. The first trimester.
I am Pro Life (who doesn't love life?), Anti Abortion (who likes abortions?) and Pro Choice (I want women to be able to choose something of this
magnitude) and I think they should be able to make that choice within the same time period that God does. 12 weeks.
Just my 2 cents...have at it.
[edit on 25-1-2009 by maybereal11]