posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by jsobecky
I disagree that the line is really so unclear. Unborn vs. Born.
I'm very against abortion. I think it's the moral and biological equivalent of spitting in the face of God. Women who use it as a substitute for
birth control make me physically ill. But that's got nothing to do with the laws that govern us, don't you understand that?
My feelings on the subject, your feelings on the subject, they're just that - feelings. If the law is to be decided based on each of our separate
feelings, we're doomed. That's anarchy.
If the state can tell a woman she has to keep her baby, then the state can tell a woman she has to kill her baby. That's the sort of power with
which no state can be trusted.
I would love for the law to be all-encompassing and perfect and holistic, but it's not and it never can be. The law is a very blunt tool. Community
standards, family values, education, a personal sense of right and wrong - these are the things that must govern the finer points of our existence and
incline us towards right action.
If you want to prevent abortion, focus on changing the larger context - focus on changing the way people think about it and their willingness to even
consider it an option. That's the way to control abortion, not legislation.