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Of or relating to an individual, especially a single human: individual consciousness.
By or for one person: individual work; an individual portion.
Existing as a distinct entity; separate: individual drops of rain.
Marked by or expressing individuality; distinctive or individualistic: an individual way of dressing.
Special; particular: Each variety of melon has its individual flavor and texture.
Serving to identify or set apart: “There was nothing individual about him except a deep scar … across his right cheek” (Rebecca West).
A single human considered apart from a society or community: the rights of the individual.
A human regarded as a unique personality: always treated her clients as individuals.
A person distinguished from others by a special quality.
Usage Problem. A person.
A single animal or plant as distinguished from a species, community, or group.
A member of a collection or set; a specimen.
Originally posted by mrsdudara
reply to post by Existent
There is a loop hole for every thing. I think they successfully found the one loop hole for abortion. Person has always been assumed as from birth on, but no definition has ever been put on record. Now that it is defined from conception on, that unborn child now has equal rights.
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by dawnstar
Haha, that just made me think... if abortion becomes illegal, homosexuality will skyrocket. And tons of people who are anti-abortion will wonder why, and they will be angry, and then...
People will be allowed to have sex only to make babies. So anywhere from 0-14ish times a lifetime.
Who wants to sign up?
Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
reply to post by Amaterasu
Here is the main fallacy that anti-choice people bring up. The facts support the idea that sociopaths and psychopaths virtually always come from twisted families with little to no love, with neglect and psychological, physical and sexual abuse. The more love (especially!) that an individual receives, the more likely they are to contribute positively to society.
You need to narrow down your "facts." You're speaking quite generally and seemingly so with a bias.
That isn't my "fallacy" as an "anti-choice" person at all. I believe your points about these environments that these children will be brought up more misdirected and honestly a manifestation of your own point of view.
Not every single non-aborted child is going to grow up in an unloving situation, nor will it be a sociopath or a nutjob.
I've had some pretty irresponsible friends who were on the verge of aborting their baby because they thought it would be too hard on them and the child being young parents at 16 and 17. They are now IN LOVE with the little girl and THRIVE for that baby's well being.
Far more likely than a Mother Teresa...
Because you say so, right?
On top of that, how can you say that the fetus is anything? Many are born dead, in fact, so the mere state of fetushood says nothing. In other words, a fetus is not yet a "someone" of whom we could prevent potential. (Unless we state the potential is to become a human upon birth...)
Fetus: The unborn young of a viviparous vertebrate having a basic structural resemblance to the adult animal. There's less than a 1% chance your child will be born stillborn.
And I don't mean to be rude, but look at you... You're justifying the death of a child, fetus, embryo, with word usage.
"Unless we state..." It is the origin of human life. Spiritual or not ( I prefer the latter ), it is still life.
You can use terminology to defend your case, and that's fine, but it's undeniable that it is, after conception, a growing, living being, and as a mother, grateful or not should treasure and nurture that.
People in all respects to life should reap what they sow.
Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by ravenshadow13
Yeah an abortion is NOT fun.
Knowing you have just been an accomplice in murder sux!
Not only that, you have no respect from the father who gave you that child!
Are we animals?
Originally posted by asmeone2
Other than that, it is not their body. I cringe at the idea that would give a man that kind of rights over a woman's body--especially since, to my knolwedge, there is no safe way to DNA test a fetus before it was born. Think ofa ll the ways that law could be mis-used.
[edit on 19-2-2009 by asmeone2]